Sunday, October 21, 2012

Look Good Feel Better ~ Helping Women With Cancer


Last month our family found out that my Grandma had a brain tumor and in the process of finding out the severity of that cancer we learned that she has a mass on one of her lungs, developed blood clots and ended up having surgery to remove the tumor. The tumor was situated on the top of her head which is the best kind of tumor evidently but it was still scary to learn about. 

Recently I heard about a group called Look Good Feel Better who's purpose is to help those with Cancer feel better - why? Because those with a positive outlook, who feel upbeat and encouraged have a better chance of survival. 


"This was one of the most positive, self-esteem raising experiences that I have ever had. It was amazing to have the opportunity to feel comfortable discussing and dealing with the effects of chemotherapy rather than trying to hid them." ~ Becky


About Look Good Feel Better:
Their MISSION: Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life of people undergoing treatment for cancer. It is our aim to improve their self-image and appearance through complimentary group, individual, and self-help beauty sessions that create a sense of support, confidence, courage, and community. 

Founded more than 23 years ago, the Look Good Feel Better program has helped more than 1.2 million cancer patients throughout the US and around the world regain confidence during cancer treatment by helping them to cope with the appearance & side effects of cancer 
treatment.  

They conduct workshops that are FREE, available in all 50 states and are staffed by local expert volunteers that offer lessons in how to apply cosmetics and hair accessories that help address the changes in skin and hair loss that often accompany cancer treatment, as well as tips on wardrobe/styling.

"You have the capacity to take one from the devastation of the diagnosis and the effects of  chemo to a hope for the future. Thank you." ‐‐ Virginia, Burlington, NC 

A few numbers:
  • 800,000 people with cancer have been helped by the Look Good Feel Better program in the United States alone.  
  • More than 1,200,000 people have been helped around the world.  
  • Each year more than 16,000 Look Good Feel Better workshops are held in nearly 2,700 locations from coast‐to‐coast.  
  • There are more than 14,500 volunteers who spend over 225,000 hours to Look Good Feel Better each year.   
  • In 2012, expects to provide more than 16,000 FREE workshops nationwide that will reach an estimated 50,000 women.
  • Look Good Feel Better is supported by 262 companies, most of whom are affiliated with the cosmetics industry, who provide financial, product and in‐kind donations.  
  • The Personal Care Products Council Foundation, through support from the cosmetics industry, provides nearly $2,000,000 annually in financial support to Look Good Feel Better.   
  • Each year, the cosmetics industry donates approximately 750,000 pieces of cosmetics and skin care products, valued at more than $7,500,000
  • Outside the United States, 24 countries also offer Look Good Feel Better programs, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Denmark, Equador, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay, with more being added soon.          
 "This class helps women see that even though we are having to go through this doesn't mean we have to lose ourselves and who we are. It lets us be beautiful and full of life again." ~ Donna, St George, UT

Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to changing the way people with cancer approach their disease, reminding them that they are beautiful inside AND out. The program helps women regain confidence some normalcy in a life that is by no means normal.

More information on Look Good Feel Better ~ including a program finder, virtual workshops and web-based tips, expert posts on the LGFB Blog and a donation mechanism can be found at www.LookGoodFeelBetter.org.

Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LookGoodFeelBetter or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LGFB.

Look Good Feel Better is a registered trademark of the Personal Care Products Council Foundation.


* Elizabeth Arden * Revlon * Philosophy * 

This week please watch for various alerts and promotions from Look Good Feel Better & I on ways you can help spread the word. With Christmas coming up there are special promotions available and a percentage of the sales will go toward the Look Good Feel Better programs and classes.


* Allure * Lash Control * Mama Mio * Dior

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the interesting post today. This sounds like a great organization.

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    Holly
    http://notdonegrowing.blogspot.com/

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