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Friday, March 01, 2013 1:45 PM

VAN WERT - The American Cancer Society is looking for someone to take charge of a program in Van Wert County for women going through cancer treatments. The Look Good Feel Better program is a free workshop designed to help a woman with cancer manage the changes in her body.

“You must be a licensed cosmetologist, somebody who is willing to sit down with women and help them as they go through the changes that take place due to cancer treatments,” described Marybeth Torsell, health promotions coordinator. “They would have to go through a two-hour Look Good Feel Better training. It’s free, and it teaches you everything you need to know: All about the program and how to actually sit down and do it with the women that come to the program. And then every other year, they have to be re-certified which is just through a conference call.”

Torsell suggested that anyone interested in the facilitator position can either contact her at (888) 227-6446, extension 5101, or stop by the next Look Good Feel Better workshop in Van Wert on March 11 at Van Wert Manor at 5 p.m. and check out the program in person.

Aside from the help dealing with changes to skin, hair, eyelashes and eyebrows, the program also serves as a sort of support group.

“It’s nice for women because they can actually sit down with other women who are going through they same thing,” said Torsell. “There might be a woman who has been just recently diagnosed or there might be someone who has just finished her last treatment. So there are all different stages represented, women in each stage of their journey, and it’s nice for them to all sit down and talk. It’s a very healing program.”


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