How to become a ZOMBIE for a good cause! - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

How to become a ZOMBIE for a good cause!

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WSLS told you earlier this week about the huge need at the Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center in Franklin County for abused and neglected children.

The Johnny CASA 5K/ 5-miler Run/Walk is giving all the proceeds from the race to the center. This year it's zombie-themed! It's a trend becoming more and more popular with races and even Halloween shops are filled with zombies costumes.

Nneka Lewis a makeup artist from GOREgeous starts out by putting liquid latex on my face.

Nneka says it's all about being creative with the type of wound you want. I anxiously let her near with scissors to start cutting the latex to make it look my skin was ripping open.

She lets it dry and then pulls out an injury kit that you can get at most Halloween stores. She uses a mixture of reds and browns and she starts to add color to my now gash.

Then, the fun part! Nneka says she's using a homemade mix of chocolate syrup and lime green gel low. She says you can even use toothpaste and some food coloring.

She pats on the blood with a sponge strategically and all of sudden I look like a zombie.

"I really like it because it puts a twist on the normal 5k run and it really helps the people to want to do it more because it's not just normal run," Nneka Lewis, GOREgeous makeup artist and co-owner. "They get to do the make up and do something that's different and everyone loves this especially since its close to Halloween."

The race is Saturday at 8:30 a.m.


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