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‘Look Good ... Feel Better’ program on Nov. 7

Published: Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 3:05 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — The local American Cancer Society will sponsor a “Look Good ... Feel Better” program from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 7 in the White Oak Classroom at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.

This free program teaches self care techniques to female cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The programs are offered nationwide in cancer centers, hospitals and other community settings. Trained volunteer cosmetologists teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. The free cosmetic kits provided at the sessions are available in light, medium, dark and extra dark shades to enhance all complexion types. Women also learn ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves and other accessories. Participants will also learn about a local wig bank; how to care for a wig, and tips for comfort while wearing a wig.

The event is a free, non-medical, product-neutral program offered in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association, and The Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation, which is a charitable organization supported by the cosmetic industry. To register, call the American Cancer Society at 815-229-1287.

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