Friday, June 26, 2009

Look Good...Feel Better

Right now, cancer treatment is at the forefront of my mind. So Mom Central couldn't have picked a better time to tell me about the Look Good...Feel Better program.

Look Good…Feel Better is a collaboration of the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Inc. and the National Cosmetology Association. This free, national public service program helps women cope with the appearance-related changes of cancer treatment through workshops across the country, self-help materials, and other free information.

Along with the confusion and fear of a cancer diagnosis comes cancer treatment, which often involves hair loss and other appearance-related changes. My mom said today that it's not her cancer that's hard to deal with - it's all the side effects that come with her treatment.

In honor of its 20th anniversary, Look Good…Feel Better is asking women cancer survivors to submit their stories of how the program helped them cope with cancer as a way to inspire others who may currently be undergoing cancer treatment. Entries will be featured on the Women of Hope is Beautiful blog to help educate others. In August, Look Good…Feel Better will choose five women with the most-compelling stories to receive a trip to New York City for a makeover and a trip to the DreamBall, a black-tie gala and the program's largest annual fundraiser, held each year in New York City.

Anyone can visit the site to view entries, make comments and show their support.

If you know anyone undergoing cancer treatment, or cancer survivors who can help inspire others, please tell this about this amazing resource.

1 comment:

Scarlet O'Kara said...

Thanks. I will share this with my Aunt.

How is your mom doing today?