Look Good Feel Better Program for Oncology Patients Offered in Richmond and Oakland
The Look Good Feel Better program offers patients with cancer the chance to connect with others and learn beauty techniques to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.
Through various classes, patients learn about skin care, cosmetics, wigs, scarves, and styling, with the goal of helping them find normalcy and cope with treatment-related side effects. Participants are also provided with complimentary high-end skin care and make-up products.The program is open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment, at no cost.
The classes are facilitated by volunteer beauty professionals, trained and certified by the Look Good Feel Better Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association.
Susan Wansing, an oncology social worker in Richmond, encourages patients to enroll not just to learn how to care for themselves, but also to make friends and build supportive relationships. She said she sees great friendships develop between patients in the class.
“Patients have an opportunity to connect with other women going through similar experiences,” Wansing said. “They realize they are not alone and they can still have fun and feel good about themselves.”
Registration is required. To register, call your ACS 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-227-2345.
Schedule of KP East Bay Sessions
Oakland — September 18 & December 4
3701 Broadway, Oakland
Health Education Classroom – Ground Level 101 Room E
1:30 -3:30 p.m.
Richmond — November 6
901 Nevin Ave. Richmond
MOB 2, 3rd FL, Conference Room 317 – 1
2 – 4 p.m