2012-06-07 / Local & State

ACS To Offer Look Good – Feel Better Program At Chambersburg

The American Cancer Society (ACS) will offer the Look Good – Feel Better program Friday, June 15, at 4 p.m. at Chambersburg's Norlo Park community center just prior to the Relay For Life’s cancer survivor reception.

Look Good – Feel Better is a national public service program created from the concept that if a woman with cancer can be helped to look good, her improved self-esteem will help her to approach her disease and treatment with greater confidence.

Women who are currently in treatment for any type of cancer are invited to participate in this free program and then attend the Relay For Life survivor reception. To register, call the Franklin County Office at 264-6266 by Tuesday, June 12.

Look Good – Feel Better teaches women with cancer how to deal with cancer related side effects in their appearance. The side effects may include hair loss and changes in complexion and fingernails that are often emotionally and psychologically traumatizing.

Look Good – Feel Better is offered in a group setting and provides women with cancer education, information and support. Attendees will learn from a licensed volunteer cosmetologist how to enhance their appearance using makeup techniques. Each woman learns how to complete her own makeup using complimentary cosmetics and skin-care products. They will also learn how to disguise hair loss using wigs, turbans, scarves and various accessories. Look Good – Feel Better is product neutral and makes no medical claims. Sessions and materials are provided at no charge.

The Look Good – Feel Better program is a collaborating partnership between the ACS, The Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association. These three partners support the program through funding, training of volunteers and free educational materials and cosmetics.

For more information about cancer, twenty-four hours a day call 1-800-ACS- 2345 or visit the Web site, www.cancer.org.

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