Free Program Helps Women Recently Diagnosed with Cancer

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.

Look Good…Feel Better® is presented monthly, the next session is scheduled for March 12, 2012, from 1:30-3:30 p.m at the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion. Women interested in attending should contact the local American Cancer Society at 912-355-5196. Space is limited for this free program.

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