London: Supermodel Gisele Bundchen helped give a group of young female cancer patients a stylish makeover as part of a charity initiative.

The 31-year-old was on hand to give the girls lessons in catwalk moves at a beauty salon in Boston, Massachusetts. The group was treated to haircuts, manicures and make-up applications, according to reports.

The event was organised by workers at the Jimmy Fund Clinic at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as part of a weekend of fun for patients, which also included a shopping spree, a night in a hotel and dinner at a restaurant.

"It was the most amazing, wonderful, wonderful thing I've ever seen. It was unbelievable. She made every one of those girls feel beautiful, loved and important. It was very, very special," a source said.