Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength. But it doesn’t have to take away her self-confidence. “Look Good…Feel Better” is a free community program that teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively being treated for cancer.
Administered by the American Cancer Society, the Look Good…Feel Better program helps cancer patients manage the physical side effects of treatment such as skin changes and hair loss. Trained cosmetologists, estheticians and nail technicians address make-up techniques, skin care and nail care as well as tips for using head scarves and other accessories. Participants receive a free make-up kit worth more than $250 in the shade that matches their skin tone. In addition to the beauty techniques which help improve self-esteem and quality of life, patients also gain a sense of support, confidence, courage and community with other cancer patients in the program.
An upcoming Look Good…Feel Better session will be held on July 16, 2012 at 10 a.m. at: George Washington University Hospital Medical Faculty Associates, 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW , Room 1-402, Katzen Board Room, Washington, DC 20037
Female cancer patients interested in attending should contact Jennifer Bires at (202) 741-2218 or at email@example.com.
About Look Good…Feel Better Look Good…Feel Better is a free, non-medical, product-neutral program offered in collaboration by the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association.
About the American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org. For cancer news in your community, visit sacancernews.org.