Calling on Local Beauty Professional to Volunteer to Help Cancer Patients

  1. LOUIS –– The American Cancer Society is calling on local beauty professionals to help women with appearance related side effects from cancer treatment by volunteering for the Look Good Feel Better program.

A training will be held for all beauty professionals who are interested in helping make a difference in their community on Monday, February 29 from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. at the American Cancer Society office, 2926 E. Battlefield.  Lunch will be provided.

The free program, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, National Cosmetology Association and the Personal Care Products Council Foundation provides a high-quality make-up kit and teaches beauty techniques to female cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

During each session, trained cosmetologists teach cancer patients how to cope with skin changes and hair loss by using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. The free cosmetic kits are valued at $350 each and are available in light, medium, dark, and extra-dark shades. Women learn how to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves, and other accessories, how to create the impression of having eyebrows or eyelashes, and how to take care of skin damaged by cancer treatments.

“Look Good Feel Better helps women realize they are not alone in their fight against cancer,” said Sue Griffith,  Look Good…Feel Better volunteer.  “We are looking for local beauty professionals to volunteer their talent in helping make a difference in the lives of women battling cancer.”

For more information or to RSVP for the program, contact Jennifer Darrough at 314-286-8181 or [email protected].

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is the largest voluntary health organization.  For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org/fight