Following a $25,000 funding boost from Greater Charitable Foundation as part of its 2018 funding round, the Cancer Patients Foundation will hold six Look Good Feel Better workshops for cancer patients in Grafton.
The Look Good Feel Better workshop is designed to help cancer patients deal with the appearance-related side effects caused by cancer treatment by enlisting the help of make-up artists and hair stylists to share their trade secrets.
The next workshop for the Northern Rivers town will be held on Monday, 22 October at Grafton Base Hospital from 10am-12.30pm.
Greater Charitable Foundation’s grant will subsidise a total of 25 workshops over the next 12 months, impacting more than 300 community members across Grafton, Newcastle, Dubbo, and Bomaderry.
Nicole Jervis, Cancer Patients Foundation Fundraising Manager, is so grateful to have benefited from the Foundation’s grant program and is excited to put its contribution to good use.
“The workshops not only provide a fun and interactive experience for patients, but are also important in providing an opportunity to escape the negative experiences associated with their illness, even if only for a couple of hours,” said Ms Jervis.
“We’ve found that it provides participants with increased knowledge, confidence and a reignited sense of empowerment, as well as encouraging the development of new support networks and friendships with others facing a similar experience.”
Greater Charitable Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Anne Long, said the Foundation is delighted to support such a niche yet important initiative that fulfils a valuable need in the community.
We are pleased to be supporting Cancer Patients Foundation as they help patients to manage the side effects of treatment and empower them to Look Good Feel Better
A total of six grant recipients were selected as part of the Greater Charitable Foundation’s 2018 grant program, including both new and previously funded partners, each receiving between $25,000 and $334,000 to deliver crucial services to those in need across the Hunter, regional NSW and South East Queensland.
“We are so proud of how far Greater Charitable Foundation has come in the last seven years, especially in terms of the geographical spread, reach and impact of the programs we support.”
Since 2011, the Greater Charitable Foundation’s total contribution to community groups has reached more than $8 million.