HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese will host a fun, free event on Wed., January 11 from 6 to 8 p.m at the HealthPlex for any woman undergoing treatment for cancer. 2017 sessions are also planned for the Wednesday evenings of April 12, July 12 and Oct. 11.
Known as “Look Good-Feel Better,” this American Cancer Society (ACS) program is offered in cooperation with the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and Professional Beauty/National Cosmetology Associations to help women combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
Those attending the two-hour session receive a make-over led by a cosmetologist with specialized ACS training. Even if cosmetics are rarely worn, the suggestions offered can be helpful. Participants receive makeup kits, the opportunity to meet others going through similar experiences, refreshments, gifts and encouragement. The hospital’s Cancer Care Closet with wigs, hats and scarves is open following the session and free head coverings and wigs are available.
“When cancer strikes, a woman has to deal with the physical and emotional trauma plus the effects of treatment on her skin, hair, nails and general appearance,” said an ACS representative. “This program has been called an emotional lifesaver because it returns to them a sense of normalcy and allows them to smile at the person in the mirror again.”
For more information or to register — required by the Monday prior at noon (Jan. 9 for the Jan. 11 session) — contact 526-5672 or firstname.lastname@example.org.