With the temporary closure of all non-essential businesses, we’ve seen many important initiatives be put on hold. But during these uncertain times, mental health is important as ever and fortunately, companies like Look Good Feel Better are finding ways to adapt.
Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is a non-profit organization that helps women going through cancer feel like themselves again.
The emotional hurdles of losing hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows and the toll medical treatments take on a person’s skin aren’t struggles that one should have to go through alone. And at LGFB, the mission is to provide cancer patients and survivors with a sense of community and support.
Through workshops hosted by volunteer cosmetics professionals, LGFB offers tips and techniques on skincare, wig selection, and makeup application.
While the in-person workshops, typically hosted in hospitals and cancer centres, have been put on hold for now, LGFB has made its services available online to continue offering support to those it could help.
“It’s a space where women can have real conversations with other women going through a similar experience.”– Sue Larkin, Look Good Feel Better’s VP of Programs and Marketing
“Our workshops teach skincare and make-up techniques to help women facing cancer manage the appearance-related side effects of their treatment, along with tips on how to overcome the loss of hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes. But the workshops are so much more than that,” Sue Larkin, Look Good Feel Better’s VP of Programs and Marketing says. “Many women suffer from a loss of community as they’re going through cancer treatment and our workshops also provide women with the opportunity to connect with one another and truly feel like themselves again.”
Right now, there are two different workshops open for registration online: skincare & cosmetics and wigs & hair alternatives.
With a variety of dates and times, each workshop has 20 spots available to ensure an intimate experience where women can easily follow along, ask questions, and connect with other individuals going through the same experiences.
Throughout its time, the organization has received praise and positive responses.
“In a survey conducted last year, we found that over 95 per cent of respondents appreciated what they learned and 96 per cent found value in the program to improve self-image,” Larkin says. “We know that participating in a supportive care program has real, lasting benefits.”
To take part in an LGFB workshop, you can register online. Or if you want to support the non-profit organization in another way, there are plenty of opportunities to participate! Donate, volunteer your services, or explore the other ways you can help spread positivity and make a real difference in someone’s life.
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