Join us at our complimentary online workshops to learn how to manage the appearance-related impact of cancer and its treatment. Topics include Skincare & Cosmetics, Wigs & Hair Alternatives, Breast Care and a special workshop just for teens.Register here
As the new year begins, mindfulness is a topic that is – well – on our minds. Check out our conversation with Dr. Linda Carlson, Professor in Psychosocial Oncology in the Department of Oncology, at the University of Calgary and co-author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness. She defines mindfulness as “Paying attention on purpose in the present moment with an open and accepting attitude." Listen as Dr. Carlson helped break down what mindfulness is.Learn more
In celebration of our 30th Anniversary as well as the women and teens we support, we proudly launch a special digital edition of our iconic magazine. Full of powerful personal stories, practical tools, video tutorials and uplifting content, Look Good Feel Better magazine has something for everyone.Learn more
A discussion on the misconceptions and inequities for Black women facing cancer.
Dr. Deanne Simms, Clinical Psychologist spoke to the mental health benefits of managing appearance during cancer, the impact of the loss of control and the connection between hair and identity, specifically for BIPOC women. Diane Austen, Cancer Survivor and Entrepreneur, then shared her story of how her personal experience has led her to create a social enterprise to meet gaps in supporting Black women facing hair loss.
2020 was a crucial year and brought on many new and reoccurring stressors not unlike the uncertainties of those faced with a cancer diagnosis. Mental health is now, more than ever, at the forefront of all our minds.
Dr. Carlson helped break down what mindfulness is, provided research-based examples of how it can help reduce stress, support mental health during cancer and gave us practical mindfulness tips that can be beneficial in your everyday professional and personal lives.Learn more
When diagnosed with cancer, visiting a dermatologist may be the last thing you think about. However, skin-related conditions caused by cancer treatments are common. To answer all your questions and learn about skincare before, during, and after cancer treatment, we hosted our first Speakers Series event September 2020. We had the privilege to be joined by Dr. Maxwell Sauder, Onco-Dermatologist, who shared his recommendations on caring for your skin and scalp during treatment and beyond.Learn more
Cancer rates are rising in women and it’s a disease that affects everyone, not only the woman, but also her family, friends and co-workers. You can help us make a difference.
were expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2020.
are expected to develop cancer in their lifetime.
are delivered each year.
participate each year.
My mom told me about the Look Good Feel Better workshop and I was pretty unsure at first. The makeup, the wigs? I didn’t think it was for me - maybe I just didn’t want to face it all, but I decided to give it a try. Right away, I just felt really welcome. There were women just like me, going through the same types of things I am. I was surprised at how good it made me feel - it’s nice to feel attractive and it was fun. In some ways, it helped me face my fear and the reality of what I’ve been going through. It was nice to feel like me again.
Being able to do something very tangible like that, that helps a woman recover her sense of her own identity can have an enormous benefit on her sense of well-being and comfort with oneself and comfort in the world. It takes one thing off the table at a time when there are so many other fears that woman might be facing.
Dr. Gary Rodin
While they’re going through treatment and they’re feeling kind of down and low that just gives them confidence - the eyebrows, the makeup, the moisturizers and then once we put a wig on them they leave here just on a high - they’re just so happy.
The staff reminded the group of ladies wearing scarves, wigs and bare heads how beautiful we were. They taught us how to apply the makeup, they even gave us a kit to match our skin tones and modelled some wigs. I liked what I saw in my mirror. I liked having my eyebrows back. I liked seeing the old Ellen.
It’s really good to be able to look your best even though you’re not feeling great... so I find this program very beneficial. If we can get the word out there that this program is available for cancer patients, I think we’d be doing a great job and a great service to those who really need it
Bette Jane Jelly
I remember how crucial it was for me to be around positive people when hope was so low. Now, as a volunteer, I have a chance to offer a positive energy, attitude, and knowledge about how to empower yourself with makeup and hair; for a woman facing cancer it is so helpful and truly mind-strengthening.