Dunlap salon honors former owner who lost battle with cancer

April Lewis from Dunlap lost her battle with breast cancer in September. The single mom leaves behind two daughters.

Their community is joining together now to show them love and support.

Lewis had a fascination with Alice in Wonderland which became the theme of her hair salon.

Those close to Lewis say the fairytale was an escape for her clients, and for her, especially as she fought breast cancer during the last few years of her life.

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Channel 3 featured Lewis in the station's Making a Difference segment in October 2019.

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Lewis gave Channel 3’s Lori Mitchell a tour of her hair salon, Hairitage, in Dunlap. It was breast cancer awareness month and she wanted to share details of her diagnosis to help other women.

Lewis was in her late 30's when she discovered a lump. She had no family history of the disease but immediately went to the doctor. She learned she had stage 3 breast cancer. Surgeries and treatment soon followed.

This weekend, her salon family and community members will honor her.

They’re having an open house at the new Hairitage location at 15324 Rankin Avenue in Dunlap on Saturday from 3:00 until 10:00 p.m. (CDT).

Kids can attend to trick or treat and enjoy Halloween festivities.

Employees will be dressed in Wonderland inspired costumes to remember Lewis. They will also be collecting donations for Lewis' daughters.