After being diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, Denika Philpott was terrified and feeling vulnerable. It’s early on in her chemo treatments that her mother signed her up for Look Good Feel Better workshop. “It was an experience unlike any I’d ever had,” she says. “When I sat in the workshop with all these supportive, caring, strong women around me, I was so comforted.”
The welcoming environment was on of the biggest thing for her. “When every woman in that room takes off her wig, or her headscarf, or her hat, and they wipe off their makeup, there’s this incredible vulnerability,” explains Denika. “These volunteers step in and make you feel like you are the most important person in the world at that particular moment. Look Good Feel Better uplifted me—I was left with the understanding that I can be beautiful through cancer.”
Look Good Feel Better certainly made a huge difference in Denika’s life.
The workshop meant so much to her that, two years exactly after attending it, she decided that she wanted to become a volunteer for LGFB. “I needed to get back there, get back into that room to let these beautiful and strong women know that yes, when you look good, you feel better. It’s just the way it is!”, she laughs. This is the reason why she decided to enter the beauty industry with the ultimate goal to be able to give back to LGFB and help women feel the way she felt; safe, peaceful, empowered and hopeful about the future. “It’s a program so close to my heart.”
Healthy and Independent Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd., she is committed to be a part of Look Good Feel Better for as long as she will physically be able to. “LGFB changes the life of so many people who are going through this terrifying, debilitating disease. You make such a different.”
In honour of women like Denika, Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd. is helping to raise $40,000 in support of Look Good Feel Better. From now until December 31st, all donations will be matched, up to $20,000.
By taking a moment to give back today, the impact of your gift will be doubled, helping even MORE women with cancer feel like themselves again.