American Cancer Society program helps women overcome effects of cancer treatment

LOCK?HAVEN – On Monday the American Cancer Society will offer its “Look Good Feel Better” program for women going through cancer treatment.

At the workshop, volunteer beauty professionals will teach women with cancer how to deal with some of the side effects of cancer treatment with helpful makeup hints.

” ‘Look Good Feel Better’ is as much about improving and maintaining self-image and confidence as it is about appearance,” said Kathy Mannello, Health Initiative representative with the American Cancer Society.

“Patients enjoy the opportunity to spend time in a relaxed, non-medical setting with others in the same situation. And the free make up and instruction from professionals helps them look and feel better,” Mannello said.

“Look Good Feel Better” is offered through a collaboration between the American Cancer Society; the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association.

Classes and materials are provided free of charge to women in active cancer treatment.

On top of the physical and emotional concerns of the disease itself, the side effects of cancer treatment can be devastating to a woman’s self esteem.

Patients who have participated in “Look Good Feel Better” call the program “an emotional lifesaver,” because it returns them to a sense of normalcy.

The class runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and will be held in conference room B at Susque-View.

To register or for additional information, call 888-227-5445, option 3.