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Look Good ... Feel Better program offered at Perry Memorial Hospital

Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 12:31 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — The local American Cancer Society is sponsoring a Look Good ... Feel Better program from 10 a.m. to noon June 18 at the Perry Memorial Hospital White Oak Classroom.

The program is free and teaches self care techniques to female cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. This program is 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 the 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. To register, call Marcia Hartwig at 815-876-4449.

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