Help Cancer Patients “Look Good…Feel Better ®”

The American Cancer Society will hold its next Look Good…Feel Better ® volunteer training class for licensed beauty professionals on Monday, January 12, 2009 in Savannah. The fourhour class will train volunteers to teach beauty and skin care techniques, as well as tips for disguising hair loss, to women who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Look Good…Feel Better ® is a free, non-medical, product-neutral program offered through a partnership of the American Cancer Society, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Foundation; and the National Cosmetology Association. For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, contact the American Cancer Society at 912.355.5196.

Look Good…Feel Better ® is currently offered several times per year in the Savannah and Coastal Empire area. The program is ready to expand, but volunteers are needed to help teach the new programs.

LGFB volunteers find volunteering for this program to be a life-affirming, uplifting experience. Robin Fahning, owner of MasterPeace Wig Services in Savannah, has been a Look Good…Feel Better ® volunteer for 10 years and a cosmetologist for over 20 years. She says the feeling she gets from helping cancer patients is overwhelming. “It’s a feeling you can’t explain in words,” she says. “They come mentally fragile and leave with such self confidence, just by adding a touch of make-up and learning how to position a wig ‘just so.’ It’s heartwarming and very gratifying.”

This program is worth the time and effort,” said Jennifer Currin, local oncology social worker. “When you’re going through cancer, everything changes,” she said. “You lose your hair, your skin color changes. This program was designed with the belief that if you look good, you naturally feel better.”

Licensed cosmetologists or estheticians who are interested in becoming trained Look Good…Feel Better ® providers can call the American Cancer Society at (912) 355.5196 or visit

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