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GLANDORF — When a woman is undergoing treatment for cancer, she may lose her hair and experience other side effects. The impact can be devastating, making a hard time even harder. The American Cancer Society “Look Good…Feel Better®” program helps women who are currently undergoing cancer treatment learn beauty techniques to cope with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment from local experts.

At 6 p.m. Monday, women from Putnam County can attend a “Look Good…Feel Better” session to be held at St. Rita’s Ambulatory Care in Glandorf. Trained volunteer beauty professional Dianne Dukes will lead them through practical, hands-on tips about makeup, skin care, nail care and ways to deal with hair loss, including how to wear wigs, turbans and scarves. Each woman will receive a free makeup kit to use during and after the workshop. Most of all, the ladies can share laughter and camaraderie as only women going through the cancer journey can.

“‘Look Good…Feel Better’ is as much about improving and maintaining self-image and confidence as it is about appearance,” says Marybeth Torsell, Health Promotions Coordinator for the American Cancer Society. “Patients enjoy the opportunity to spend time in a relaxed class with others in the same situation. The free make-up and instruction from professionals helps them look and feel better.”

American Cancer Society helps cancer patients get well. The Society’s services, including as “Look Good…Feel Better” programs, are available at no charge thanks to our generous supporters and local Society events, including Relay For Life.

Any local residents with cancer and their families can find free information, help and support anytime, day or night, or register for the “Look Good…Feel Better” session by calling 1-800-227-2345.

 

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