Help women feel better during their cancer journey

STATE?COLLEGE?- The American Cancer Society is looking for licensed cosmetologists and general program volunteers to assist with its Look Good Feel Better program at the American Cancer Society office, 1375 Martin St.

Look Good Feel Better is a free, nonmedical program that helps women facing cancer combat the appearance-related side effects of treatment and restore their self-esteem. Each session is led by a certified licensed beauty professional.

The general program volunteers help set up the room, greet patients, assist the beauty professional during the season, help promote the local program and send the Society the session’s paperwork.

Some volunteers may be asked to help store program supplies.

“If you have a few hours a month and want to help women in your community feel themselves during one of the hardest journeys they will ever have to go through, this opportunity is for you,” said Jan Ulmer, mission delivery manager, American Cancer Society.

Training will be provided to all interested volunteers.

If are interested in volunteering for the program, contact Ulmer at 570-326-4149 or

Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is a national public service program created from the concept that if someone with cancer can be helped to look good, her improved self-esteem will help her to approach the disease and treatment with greater confidence.

LGFB offers suggestions and advice on dealing with the appearance-related side effects of treatment through its websites, brochures and group programs offered nationwide.

LGFB is a free, nonmedical, product-neutral program offered as a collaborative effort of the American Cancer Society, the Professional Beauty Association National Cosmetology Association and Personal Care Products Council Foundation, a charitable organization supported by the cosmetic industry.

For more information about LGFB, visit or call 800-227-2345.