Free makeovers offered to female cancer patients

"The American Cancer Society offers Look Good...Feel Better makeover sessions to women currently undergoing cancer treatment or who have just finished treatment. A session is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eagle Nest, Inc., 112 E. Ninth Ave.

Volunteer Look Good...Feel Better cosmetologists — all certified professionals — help patients enhance their appearance using a 12-step program developed especially for women undergoing radiation and chemotherapy.

The cosmetologists demonstrate how women can use makeup, wigs and other accessories to look like themselves again, restoring their self-image, confidence and sense of control.

"Cancer treatments can have emotional and physical side effects, but thanks to the Look Good...Feel Better program, women undergoing cancer treatments will have the tools and information to combat these side effects and improve their self-confidence," said Crockett, community manager of Health Initiatives for the American Cancer Society.

"The program is free to female cancer patients, and attendees are given more than $200 in free make-up in a social, supportive setting."

Look Good...Feel Better is a joint cooperative program among the American Cancer Society, Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association."

This article was first published on winfieldcourier.com.