Women undergoing cancer treatments are encouraged to attend “Look Good-Feel Better” when St. Joseph’s in Breese hosts the program from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the hospital HealthPlex.
Following the session, the hospital’s new Wig Closet will be open.
Participants are invited to bring a female support person to share this evening of fun and education. This is the first LGFB program offered by St. Joseph’s in Breese in the New Year; future sessions are April 17, July 17 and Oct. 16.
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, those attending receive a make-over from cosmetology professionals with specialized ACS training to 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 the LGFB program 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.”
For more information or to register (required), contact 526-5672 or firstname.lastname@example.org.