Look Good ... Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
Look Good Feel Better group programs are open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or other forms of treatment.
In the United States alone, more than 700,000 women have participated in the program, which now offers 14,500 group workshops nationwide in more than 3,000 locations.
Thousands of volunteer beauty professionals support Look Good Feel Better. All are trained and certified by the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association-National Cosmetology Association at local, statewide and national workshops.
Group programs are step-by-step makeover learning workshops led by cosmetology professionals using products donated by the cosmetics industry.
Each two hour, hands-on workshop includes a 12-step skin care and makeup lesson, nail care techniques and professional advice about how to deal with hair loss using wigs, scarves, hats and hairpieces.
Locally, the program is hosted by the Susquehanna Cancer Center. The next sessions will be held at 6 p.m. May 7 and July 2 and 11 a.m. June 4. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 888-227-5445, option 3.
In 2011, 39 women from Lycoming County were served by the program, according to Ellen Bokeko, income development representative for the Williamsport unit of the American Caner Society.
For more information, visit lookgoodfeelbetter.org/.