Glam Wars visits UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

Talia’s Legacy Children’s Cancer Foundation hosted a Glam Wars session at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital for girls battling cancer. Glam Wars teaches young patients how to apply makeup to help them feel empowered as they fight childhood cancer.

The children’s hospital was selected for a Glam Wars visit in memory of Talia Joy Castellano, who received a bone marrow transplant here but lost her battle with a rare form of childhood cancer in 2013. During her cancer journey, she shared makeup tips on YouTube, where her channel has grown to more than 1 million subscribers and counting.

In September 2012, Talia was featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and was named an honorary Cover Girl. Talia’s mother and sister will share her story at the event.

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Marilee Griffin

Assistant Director of Communications, Cancer Center

Marilee Griffin is the assistant director of communications for the UF Health Cancer Center. She joined the UF Health Communications staff in 2012 as a writer and media relations assistant...Read More