Cancer Society seeks cosmetologists
The American Cancer Society is searching for licensed cosmetologists for a workshop for women undergoing cancer treatment.
Cancer treatment may take away a woman’s energy or appetite, but it does not have to take away her self-confidence. Look Good…Feel Better, a program of the American Cancer Society, is a free two-hour workshop.
This program helps improve the self-image, appearance, and quality of life of patients by teaching beauty techniques to help cope with the temporary appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
Volunteer cosmetologists lead the session that includes a 12-step skin care and makeup program designed to teach women how to cope with skin changes using products donated by the cosmetic industry.
Women also learn about hair loss, wigs, scarves and other accessories. Each participant receives a free gift kit of full size name-brand cosmetics for use during and after the workshop.
A self-help video is available for women who cannot attend the program.
Volunteer cosmetologist facilitators are needed now for programs at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, and at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Mooresville.
A Look Good…Feel Better volunteer facilitator training will be held on Monday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the American Cancer Society office in Charlotte, 6000 Fairview Road, Suite 200. Lunch will be provided.
To attend this volunteer training session and receive American Cancer Society certification as a facilitator, a participant must be a licensed cosmetologist.
For more information or to register, contact Tracie Lewis at 803-417-1852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women now in treatment who are interested in attending Look Good…Feel Better sessions, call Cathy Quade, Program Coordinator in Mooresville at 704-662-0770 or the Wellness Department at Iredell Memorial Hospital at 704-878-4550.
A new program will begin soon at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Potential volunteers in Rowan County may contact Becky Sifford, a long-time volunteer with the program for additional information at 704-239-5563.
This program is made possible through a collaboration of the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.
For more information about American Cancer Society programs and services or cancer resources available, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or www.cancer.org.