The Los Alamos Council on Cancer (LACC) in collaboration with the American Cancer Society is presenting a “Look Good Feel Better” program 4-5:50 p.m., June 4 in the Cancer Corner at Los Alamos Medical Center.
The mission of Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is to improve the self-esteem and quality of life of people undergoing treatment for cancer. It aims to improve a woman’s self-image and appearance through complimentary group, individual, and self-help beauty sessions. The LGFB program is open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment.
In 1989, the Personal Care Products Council collaborating with the American Cancer Society and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association launched the LBFB program. Since its humble beginning with two group workshops in New York and Washington, D.C., the LGFB is now held in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico using products donated by the Personal Care Products Council member companies.
The LACC offers this free program six times a year. LeAnne Parsons, Board of Director for LACC, cosmetologist, and certified professional life and leadership coach has been imparting the LGFB program in our community for seven years. She leads small groups and teaches how to offset the damaging effects of chemotherapy including makeup techniques, skincare, nail care and use of wigs, turbans, and scarves. Patients at various stages of treatment receive personal attention and take home instruction booklets and complimentary cosmetic kits in shades that match their skin tones.
Pre-registration is required at 505.412.1817 (Parsons) or 505.661.9510 (leave message at Cancer Corner) or register on-line at www.losalamoscounciloncancer.org.