Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cancer Survivors Can Look Good, Feel Better - #LGFBWeek

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Look Good, Feel Better (LGFB) helps women to regain their self-confidence and focus their energy not on being a cancer patient, but on becoming a cancer survivor.  Look Good Feel Better workshops help people with cancer to deal with the devastating outward side effects of their treatment, by teaching beauty techniques to cancer patients to help manage the appearance-related side effects of their treatment. Their group programs are open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment. In the United States alone, more than 800,000 women have participated in the program, which now offers 15,400 group workshops nationwide every year in more than 2,500 locations.

Thousands of volunteer beauty professionals support Look Good Feel Better. All are trained and certified by the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association National Cosmetology Association at local, statewide, and national workshops. Other volunteer health care professionals and individuals also give their time to the program.

On Wednesday, April 24th there will be a #LGFBWeek Twitter Chat, featuring celebrity makeup artist Tim Quinn, celebrity hair stylist Oribe, and doctors from NYU and Memorial Sloan Kettering. Join in and ask questions about beauty, skincare, hair care, and share your own tips on how to look and feel healthy and confident!

LGFB Beauty mobile and web applications are now available for iPhone and iPad in the AppStore and accessible online or for other mobile operating systems at www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.  The new mobile and web applications have been designed specifically for cancer patients. 

The LGFB Beauty app and web tool provide a step-by-step walkthrough of the Look Good Feel Better 12-step beauty program, covering a variety of topics from skin care to proper cosmetic applications to the use of turbans, hats and wigs.  It also features expert advice in the form of instructional videos.  There are also other features available for users of the app and web tool.