Women undergoing cancer treatments are invited to learn how to “Look Good-Feel Better” when St. Joseph’s in Breese hosts a program by the same name from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, in the hospital Board Room. Those attending are encouraged to bring a female support person to share the evening.
The program is hosted by the hospital with the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association.
During the two-hour session, cosmetology professionals with specialized ACS training will help with skin care, makeup application (even if cosmetics are rarely worn), nail strategies and the choice and care of wigs, scarves, turbans and hats. Free hair coverings and wigs will be available.
Participants receive makeup kits valued at $250, the opportunity to meet others going through similar experiences, refreshments, gifts and encouragement.
An ACS representative said “Look Good-Feel Better” can help a woman face the challenges of cancer.
“When cancer strikes, a woman has to deal with the physical and emotional trauma plus the effects of treatment on her skin, hair, nails and general appearance,” the representative said.
“Winning the battle to retain her physical appearance and self-esteem can make the war against cancer seem a little easier,” she said “This program has been called an emotional lifesaver because it returns to them a sense of normalcy and allows them to smile at the person in the mirror again.”
The program is held throughout the year at St. Joseph’s in Breese. The last session for 2012 is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17.
For more information or to register (required), contact 526-5672 or firstname.lastname@example.org.