At Look Good Feel Better, we know that true health care treats the whole person - not just the physical, but the emotional and psychological aspects too. Research and medical treatments are priorities but there is a growing gap in care for the psychosocial needs of patients facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment - emotional fallout from cancer is often overlooked.
Perhaps the most challenging thing about a cancer diagnosis is not the disease itself, but the loss of identity that comes with it. A woman is no longer the mother, sister, wife or colleague, she is the cancer patient. The disease robs her of her sense of self both as a human being and, more specifically, a woman.
Look Good Feel Better offers a complimentary beauty workshop that gives Canadian women the tools and techniques to feel beautiful and vital. In so doing, we help restore a sense of self and renew a feeling of womanhood, however these women choose to define it.
As we continue our efforts, more programs that support women in the supportive care framework are needed, which requires funding: this is where you come in.
Please help us continue to deliver our vital programming to ensure that all women, facing all cancers, feel supported through their experience. Tell a woman you love about LGFB!