2009-08-20 / Local & State

Cancer Society To Hold Volunteer Training Class

The American Cancer Society will hold a Look Good ... Feel Better volunteer training class for licensed beauty professionals on Monday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hanover Hospital Wellness & Education Center, 400 York Street, Hanover. The class trains volunteers to teach beauty and skin care techniques, as well as tips for disguising hair loss, to women who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Look Good ... Feel Better is a free nationwide program helping women with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Workshops include instruction in skin care and makeup application; a complimentary makeup tool kit filled with donated products from the cosmetic industry; and practical tips and instruction on wigs, head coverings and nail care.

The program is offered through a partnership of the American Cancer Society; the Personal Care Products Council Foundation; and the National Cosmetology Association. Becoming a trained volunteer for this program is one way the beauty professional feels that she or he is better able to help a customer going through an extremely difficult time in their lives. Once trained, volunteers are asked to give a few hours of their time to the program every few months. Upon completion of the training the participant will receive their certification as a Look Good ... Feel Better volunteer. Previously certified volunteers may renew their certification by registering and attending the program from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

For additional information and to register for the program, please call the American Cancer Society at 717-334-0697 or 717- 264-6266 by Friday, Sept. 4, or email to connie.woodruff@cancer.org. Training is free and a light lunch will be provided.

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