Look Good Feel Better: A Delightful Program For Cancer Girls

A Bag full of goodies

 In February 2014, between radiation treatments, I knew I needed a  morale boost. I needed help. I needed a lot of help.  I had reached the point of no makeup, my appearance was in the C- range and I was dropping slowly to the bottom of fatigue and discouragement.

I made the call to Jamie McDonald at 291-2006 and signed up for the

Look Good Feel Better Program.  This program was started in 1987  when it was learned that makeovers really did help the morale and attitude of cancer patients. Three groups work together to make it happen. The Personal Care Products Council member companies provide funding and the excellent cosmetics. The American Cancer Society provided a national network to assist women with information and access to the program. The Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association provides expert volunteers to teach the program. Each year 50,000 cancer girls are given a huge bag of cosmetics in their individual skin tones and taught how to apply them. Visit their web site: http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/  This wonderful program  boosts  morale and creates some very good memories during tough times.

My class was at MD Anderson Cancer Center.  There were four of us. Terese Hasse, an expert in skin care for cancer girls, taught the class. Jamie McDonald worked in the class also. We were each given a large cosmetic bag full of famous name products. Each designed for our individual skin tones. Unwrapping the endless products was like Christmas. There was even nail polish and sun screen. It was every bit the uplifting experience my cancer buddies said it would be.

I  wear the nail polish. I do enjoy the beauty ritual. Makes me feel fine. Make the call. Bring a friend, sister, mother. Come for you. Well worth it. I would like to know your reaction.

Classes are at  MD Anderson Cancer Center, next to Kaseman Presbyterian Radiology Department. Call Jamie McDonald to reserve 291-2006

Friday Class 10:00 am

5/16/14     6/20/14     7/18/14     8/15/14     9/19/14     10/17/14     11/21/14     12/19/14

Tuesday Class  3:00 pm

5/6/14     6/3/14     7/1/14     8/5/14     9/2/14     10/7/14   11/4/14     12/2/14

 

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