What, Why, How
Look Good Feel Better is a free national community service program run by the Cancer Patients Foundation, dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men and teens participate in practical workshop demonstrations covering skin care, make-up and head wear, leaving them empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence.
Look Good Feel Better, aims to ensure that people diagnosed with cancer have the skills and knowledge to help manage the side effects of the treatment in a way that enables them to retain their confidence, play an active role within the community and participate in social activities and occasions with their family and friends.
Workshops are focused on practical elements such as: skincare, makeup and headwear with participants leaving the 2.5 hour workshops with increased knowledge, confidence and a sense of empowerment as well as a variety of products donated by a range of cosmetics companies. The workshops not only teach new skills but as they are community orientated they encourage new support networks and friendships to be developed with other participants and support people that are going through a similar experience.
Impact of Look Good Feel Better
The results of LGFB’s 2016/2017 global participant survey revealed that across eight countries on four continents, the program resulted in a 78% surge in self-confidence among women upon completion of the program.
Greater Charitable Foundation funding will assist in the delivery of 25 Look Good Feel Better community workshops, impacting more than 300 community members in Newcastle/Hunter, Dubbo, Grafton and Bomaderry (South Coast).
Look Good Feel Better