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Help Cancer Patients Look Good and Feel Better

Written on December 2, 2013 at 11:13 am , by

These days, everyone unfortunately has a connection with cancer (whether it be personal, or through a friend, coworker or family member battling the disease). Though cancer takes a huge physical toll, it can also majorly impact a fighter’s inner confidence. That’s where Look Good Feel Better comes in. LGFB is a program that helps cancer treatment patients regain confidence by helping them deal with the appearance-related side effects of treatment. The charity hosts workshops in all 50 states, which are staffed by local expert volunteers who offer lessons, including how to apply makeup and accessories to address the changes in skin and hair loss that often accompany cancer treatment. A cool part to note: The workshops are free and big-name beauty brands donate the supplies for each participant to keep.

To find a program in your area, click here. If you’d like to show your support in other ways by volunteering or donating to the cause, head here for more information.

You can also checkout LGFB’s recently launched app—Beauty Mobile App—where users can upload their photo and try on different looks. The tool can be utilized to keep patients’ spirits up and their minds busy while receiving treatment.

Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to changing the way people with cancer approach their disease, reminding them that they are beautiful inside and out. For more information, visit their webpage, Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter.

 

Want a Personalized Beauty Consultation with FITNESS’s Beauty Director? Here’s Your Chance!

Written on July 8, 2013 at 4:46 pm , by

Calling all FITNESS readers in the New York Tri-State Area! We love when beauty gives back in a big way and that’s exactly what will go down on Thursday, August 1st 2013, at the second annual Look Good Feel Better Beauty Editors Day at Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store in New York City. I’ll be at the Trish McEvoy counter (her products are amazing!), taking appointments from 12pm to 7pm, so whether you want a mini-makeover, to talk fitness and beauty tips, or if you simply want to donate to an awesome charity, you can register for your 20-minute appointment here (hurry, slots are filling up fast!).

Beauty Director, Heather Muir, at last year’s Look Good Feel Better Beauty Editor Day.

A one-on-one sit-down costs $30 and all proceeds go directly to Look Good Feel Better, a program that helps cancer patients cope with the physical side effects of treatment by boosting their self-esteem and improving their quality of life. If that’s not awesome enough, you’ll also receive a free full-sized gift—a Trish McEvoy Face Shaper (blush, bronzer, highlighter and powder in one!) followed by a makeup application or skincare or fragrance consultation. So swing by on your lunch break, bring your mom, sister, friends or coworkers and get beautified while you’re helping others.

Battle Breast Cancer With Beauty

Written on October 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm , by

The outdoors may be full of cool autumn hues, but inside stores there’s an aurora of pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Amidst this sea of good intentions, it can be difficult to discern which wares are actually helping the cause. Here, a list of five products worth checking out if you want to support breast cancer research: A sizable portion, if not all, of the purchase price of each is being donated to finding a cure.

Tell Us: How do you support Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

—By Jaclyn Smock, beauty intern