From losing hair and energy to chemo to losing a breast to mastectomy, cancer treatments can take their toll on women’s bodies and minds.
One resource available to women in the community both during and after treatment to help them on their journeys to wellness is the Look Good … Feel Better program.
Gordon Hospital, in partnership with American Cancer Society, will host the free program to all women who are being treated for cancer on Monday, March 14. Women will meet inside of the Gordon Hospital Cancer center on the first floor at 10 a.m.
“Look Good… Feel Better is a free service that is especially important to female patients because it helps restore the patients’ appearance and self image,” said Jodi Williams, American Cancer Society, public relations manager in Kennesaw.
Jasmine Camps, mission delivery manager of Northwest Georgia for ACS, explained that it’s not about vanity, but the program is designed to revive women who have undergone intense cycles of chemotheraphy and other types of surgery.
Licensed cosmetologists volunteer and guide the women on how to deal with issues from treatments, such as hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and dry skin, Camps said.
“There are even free wigs available for our chemotherapy and radiation patients,” she said.
Female cancer patients will meet with American Cancer Society, cosmetologists, nail techs, beauticians, aestheticians and other trained beauty professionals.
The program is a one-time, two-hour workshop for women going through cancer treatments.
At the end of the program, participants are given a free makeup kit with a full range of high-end cosmetic products in their skin tones. Kits are filled with everything from cleansers to foundation and lipstick, from cosmetic companies such as Chanel, Estee Lauder and Lancôme.
Anyone being treated for cancer is eligible. Gordon Hospital is located at 1035 Red Bud Rd. in Calhoun.