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Look Good Feel Better gives women with cancer a chance to bond, feel beautiful PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 03 June 2013 09:19
Hope, confidence and caring are three words that embody Look Good Feel Better, a program that celebrates women and their cancer journey. The next session will be held June 13 at 6 p.m. at Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green.
The program is a collaboration of the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the National Cosmetology Association/Professional Beauty Association.
During the program, volunteer cosmetologists educate cancer patients with step by step make-up techniques, hairstyling, head wraps, and nail tips. Each woman gets a donated makeup kit to use during and after the workshop.
The session is free, and while no medical advice is offered, Look Good Feel Better programs help deliver courage, confidence, community and caring to each participant. The program has a solid history of helping women with cancer improve their self-esteem and manage their cancer treatment and recovery through workshops, practical tips and guidance.
"Over the past 20 years we've provided support to 650,000 women going through cancer treatment," said Louanne Roark, executive director of the Personal Care Products Foundation and the national Look Good Feel Better program. "(Look Good...) is a great opportunity to inspire all women who are currently coping with cancer."
"Enhancing a woman's confidence, her inner beauty, by giving her the support and the tools she needs to manage her changing appearance during cancer treatment, contributes to a sense of encouragement and hope," says Roark.
Any area cancer patient interested in attending the Bowling Green workshop should call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
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The American Cancer Society, which is marking its 100th anniversary this year, has a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers who are working to save lives and end suffering from cancer.
The society aims to 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 rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities to join the fight. ACS is the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion.To learn more or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
 

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