In a PSA for the “Look Good Feel Better” program, brave cancer survivors explained how cancer may not have taken their lives, but during treatment it took their…
sense of humor
hair and eyelashes,
smooth olive skin, and
Confidence was the hardest loss for many of these women, who describe how painful it felt to have loved ones look at them differently when they were sick. Similarly, looking into the mirror and seeing an unfamiliar face is incredibly difficult for those battling cancer; a change in self-esteem negatively impacts the treatment process.
For 25 years, Look Good Feel Better has supported women undergoing cancer treatment in hopes of helping them find their confidence again. Its mission statement explains, “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.” The program has chapters in every state, and holds free sessions in more than 2,800 facilities across the country.
Alyssa Vingan, a cancer survivor and writer for Fashionista explains, “50,000 women a year benefit from the program and its teachings. There are 16,000 workshops a year with over 6,000 trained volunteers leading the way, many of whom are beauty professionals.” Look Good Feel Better’s services are always free of charge, sponsored by the beauty industry, which donates millions of dollars annually to keep the important program alive. Look Good Feel Better provides makeup tutorials, tons of free products, and a safe, small community which provides education and support.
Look Good Feel Better aims to help those battling cancer regain the confidence they had before their diagnosis, while offering support from a loving community. The program is founded on the belief that improving one’s self-esteem will also improve their chances of becoming a cancer survivor, and not a victim. To learn more about Look Good Feel Good’s remarkable efforts to aid cancer patients, visit their website.
Featured Image: Look Good Feel Better via Facebook.