“I cried twice because I was so happy.”
Rhonda Victor, Cancer Patient
says Michele Bryant, Health Initiative Director for ACS. “We also teach them about wearing wigs, how to take care of them and put them on.” Rhonda pours out the makeup in her bag and is amazed by the amount and quality of what is inside. Katherine LeBlanc of Appearance Beauty Salon shows her how to apply the products and gives her tips on looking her best. It leads up to a psychological boost for those who attend. “It might have sparked a little something,” Rhonda says with a smile. “I am glad I came and met all the ladies. They showed me how to do some stuff I didn’t know how to do. Just to be out somewhere and see others like you are okay and making it. That is encouraging.” Those like Jeanne Vincent, who recently completed her treatment for breast cancer.
“It’s very pleasant. It made me feel better about myself having makeup on again,” Jeanne says. “It’s given me that boost. My morale can get really low, but this has lifted me up.”
Women who attend Look Good Feel Better are encouraged to come back with their new supply of products. Rhonda and Jeanne plan to return, offering support for those who face the same battle. “It’s a relief to be able to talk to somebody else that is going through it because most people don’t know what it is like,” Jeanne says. “Everybody needs that support knowing that somebody is there for you.” Look Good Feel Better takes place noon until 2 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every other month in Memorial’s Shearman Conference Center. For more information, call (337) 433-5817.
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