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COMMUNITY IMPACT REPORT


PRESIDENT AND CEO’S MESSAGE Dear LGFB family members, For all of us, the success of Look Good Feel Better is not just our responsibility, it is profoundly personal. Our deep belief in the mission results in our commitment to ensure that as many women as possible

Cancer treatment has a lot of physical and emotional side effects. You start losing a sense of self in a way, because of all of these physical changes that are imposed on you. I whole-heartedly believe that if you make time for yourself and take time to look better, you will feel better. It helps you face challenges. It was also important to me for my family. As a mother of two young kids, I knew I would have to explain to them what the physical side effects of cancer were going to be. Being able to stay on top of it all and feel some sense of control by using makeup and different hair alternatives made it more manageable – although still very difficult – for them to understand and accept. I met other women at the workshop who have become dear friends to me and a great support system to this day. I’m sure thankful that these types of programs exist.

can benefit from the positive impact of our program.

We know firsthand how powerful it is when a woman is feeling more like herself. And we know the power that optimism, dignity, and confidence can have on her personal and mental well-being.

Together - as family and friends, as volunteers, as donors and as a community - we are ensuring women and teens are not alone in facing their cancer diagnosis.

More importantly, we are filling a recognized gap in ensuring that one’s health well-being should incorporate mental, emotional, social and the spiritual support that all women face - especially during a vulnerable time.

Along with the supportive care programming we have been delivering for almost 30 years, I am proud for all the recent accomplishments - from the addition of a new workshop segment on breast care and new resources for hair alternatives, to building strategic partnerships to increase our outreach. We strive to look for new opportunities and resources to continue our important work. We know the proven benefits of our programming, and there is no doubt that every woman facing cancer needs and deserves our support.

As a valued member of the Look Good Feel Better family, thank you for

JUTTA LGFB Ambassador

being there for the women in our lives today and into the future, as you turn possibilities into meaningful impact for the women we love.

Dee Diaz PRESIDENT & CEO LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER


PRESIDENT AND CEO’S MESSAGE Dear LGFB family members, For all of us, the success of Look Good Feel Better is not just our responsibility, it is profoundly personal. Our deep belief in the mission results in our commitment to ensure that as many women as possible

Cancer treatment has a lot of physical and emotional side effects. You start losing a sense of self in a way, because of all of these physical changes that are imposed on you. I whole-heartedly believe that if you make time for yourself and take time to look better, you will feel better. It helps you face challenges. It was also important to me for my family. As a mother of two young kids, I knew I would have to explain to them what the physical side effects of cancer were going to be. Being able to stay on top of it all and feel some sense of control by using makeup and different hair alternatives made it more manageable – although still very difficult – for them to understand and accept. I met other women at the workshop who have become dear friends to me and a great support system to this day. I’m sure thankful that these types of programs exist.

can benefit from the positive impact of our program.

We know firsthand how powerful it is when a woman is feeling more like herself. And we know the power that optimism, dignity, and confidence can have on her personal and mental well-being.

Together - as family and friends, as volunteers, as donors and as a community - we are ensuring women and teens are not alone in facing their cancer diagnosis.

More importantly, we are filling a recognized gap in ensuring that one’s health well-being should incorporate mental, emotional, social and the spiritual support that all women face - especially during a vulnerable time.

Along with the supportive care programming we have been delivering for almost 30 years, I am proud for all the recent accomplishments - from the addition of a new workshop segment on breast care and new resources for hair alternatives, to building strategic partnerships to increase our outreach. We strive to look for new opportunities and resources to continue our important work. We know the proven benefits of our programming, and there is no doubt that every woman facing cancer needs and deserves our support.

As a valued member of the Look Good Feel Better family, thank you for

JUTTA LGFB Ambassador

being there for the women in our lives today and into the future, as you turn possibilities into meaningful impact for the women we love.

Dee Diaz PRESIDENT & CEO LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER


CHAIR’S MESSAGE I have been a Look Good Feel Better supporter since its inception. A veteran of the cosmetics industry, I attended the first-ever Mirror Ball – the charity’s annual fundraising gala – then called, the Crystal Ball - in 1991. I remember being incredibly proud that, as an industry, we were supporting women facing cancer in such a unique way.

OUR LEADERSHIP Our gratitude to our incredible Board of Directors for their invaluable dedication to Look Good Feel Better

LGFB has a special place in my heart and that of the Mary Kay Family. One of our top sales directors, Sharon Coburn, was part of the original team who brought Look Good Feel Better to Canada.

Today, Mary Kay Sales

Representatives play a crucial role within the LGFB volunteer team, showing the unwavering support of LGFB that runs in the organization’s culture.

Sharon Avery Toronto Community Foundation

Louanne McGrory Shiseido Canada Inc.

John Coyne Unilever

Nadia Petrolito L’Oréal Canada Inc.

Dennis Darby Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

Darren Praznik Cosmetics Alliance Canada

Deny DeFelice Benefit Cosmetics Canada

Myles Robinson Centura Brands Inc.

Matthew Kohler Burt’s Bees/Clorox Company of Canada

Lynda Rose Mary Kay Corporation

Joyce Law* Procter & Gamble

Diane Sonnenberg Dosist Canada

Allan Lever Hollywood Alliance Ltd.

Anne Tillman Graham* Hermès Canada

From business to family to volunteering, I believe strongly that we are all leaving a legacy. And for me, LGFB is key in my own personal legacy. It is in my heart and soul. We are changing lives for women who are going through the effects of cancer. We are empowering them with greater information to help them feel like themselves again. We cannot stop sharing and supporting of our amazing programming to make sure that more women benefit from its positive impact.

I am very proud to be the first woman Chair of Look Good Feel Better. LGFB has had a history of very strong leadership and I am fortunate to take the helm from past-Chair John Coyne, who has led the organization through a remarkable transformation with true commitment.

I am looking forward to carrying on with our strong governance while helping to lead the organization into its next phase of building organizational capacity to deliver true impact to even more women attending the workshop and beyond.

Lorinda Loftonbrook Estée Lauder Companies

Lynda Rose, CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

*Board member until June 2019


CHAIR’S MESSAGE I have been a Look Good Feel Better supporter since its inception. A veteran of the cosmetics industry, I attended the first-ever Mirror Ball – the charity’s annual fundraising gala – then called, the Crystal Ball - in 1991. I remember being incredibly proud that, as an industry, we were supporting women facing cancer in such a unique way.

OUR LEADERSHIP Our gratitude to our incredible Board of Directors for their invaluable dedication to Look Good Feel Better

LGFB has a special place in my heart and that of the Mary Kay Family. One of our top sales directors, Sharon Coburn, was part of the original team who brought Look Good Feel Better to Canada.

Today, Mary Kay Sales

Representatives play a crucial role within the LGFB volunteer team, showing the unwavering support of LGFB that runs in the organization’s culture.

From business to family to volunteering, I believe strongly that we are all leaving a legacy. And for me, LGFB is key in my own personal legacy. It is in my heart and soul. We are changing lives for women who are going through the effects

Sharon Avery Toronto Community Foundation

Louanne McGrory Shiseido Canada Inc.

John Coyne Unilever

Nadia Petrolito L’Oréal Canada Inc.

Dennis Darby Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

Darren Praznik Cosmetics Alliance Canada

Deny DiFelice Benefit Cosmetics Canada

Myles Robinson Centura Brands Inc.

Matthew Kohler Burt’s Bees/Clorox Company of Canada

Lynda Rose Mary Kay Corporation

Joyce Law* Procter & Gamble

Diane Sonnenberg Dosist Canada

Allan Lever Hollywood Alliance Ltd.

Anne Tillman Graham* Hermès Canada

of cancer. We are empowering them with greater information to help them feel like themselves again. We cannot stop sharing and supporting of our amazing programming to make sure that more women benefit from its positive impact.

I am very proud to be the first woman Chair of Look Good Feel Better. LGFB has had a history of very strong leadership and I am fortunate to take the helm from past-Chair John Coyne, who has led the organization through a remarkable transformation with true commitment.

I am looking forward to carrying on with our strong governance while helping to lead the organization into its next phase of building organizational capacity to deliver true impact to even more women attending the workshop and beyond.

Lorinda Loftonbrook Estée Lauder Companies

Lynda Rose, CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

*Board member until June 2019


MEET OUR INSPIRING AMBASSADORS

BY THE NUMBERS • 1 in 2 Canadian women are expected to develop cancer in their lifetime • Close to 10,000 Canadian women are supported through LGFB every year • 93.5% of women felt very or somewhat confident after attending the program, compared to 52.4% prior to the workshop • 98% of participants would recommend LGFB to another woman with cancer

A special thanks to the volunteers and supporters of the Look Good Feel Better program! I have learned that although I can’t control the cancer I have, I can control how I live my life and see myself. Thank you for making me feel better during times I thought could not be tougher. Thank you for providing a supportive environment where I could relate to people like myself that I might not have in my social circle. Unfortunately, it is not a choice of mine to have cancer, but it is my choice to feel beautiful. Most of all, I felt beautiful and confident because I got to be myself - a ‘young’ but strong cancer fighter hoping for remission. I am worth the fight and so are you!!

• 1,216 volunteers led 1,173 workshops in the past 12 months • 110 hospitals and cancer care sites across Canada offer the LGFB program • $422 supports one woman’s workshop experience • LGFB has supported 250,000 Canadian women since 1992 • LGFB is worldwide with programming in in 26 countries

NOUR Financial Summary I recommend the workshop to all the women I meet, because every single one of them

The 2018 fiscal year was one of financial growth for LGFB, thanks to the generosity of individual donors, corporate partners and community fundraisers. We are proud to be an effective organization, keeping the women we serve at the heart of our decisions and being accountable to donors.

deserves to participate, for her well-being and self-esteem. There are bad days, and ups and downs, but feeling like myself again really lifted my spirit. It brings you a positive energy. LGFB has helped me so much and all the workshops are volunteer-based, which I find amazing. I was so inspired that I held a fundraiser to support LGFB. I wanted to raise awareness and funding for the program. So many other women could benefit from the positive impact of this workshop, which is a real moment of respite and happiness during this difficult time. For me, it was very important. One of my friends even became a LGFB volunteer after the event, which made me very happy.

JOSÉE

The workshop felt like a safe place, being surrounded by women who understood exactly what I was going through and who were struggling with the same issues and their own confidence. Connecting with them was an empowering experience and learning how to use makeup and draw my eyebrows back on helped me feel like myself again. I left that day feeling better than I had in weeks. With each major milestone in my treatment, I had to work to find my strength and confidence again and again. Through it all, being able to rock my bald head, bold lipstick and draw my eyebrows has helped me take back control and boost my confidence. Having a program like LGFB helped me find that beauty, not only on the outside but also on the inside.

KIM

We are also proud to operate at an administration rate on par with industry standards, distributing more than 77 per cent of funds to areas directly impacting women with cancers and their families.

Expenses by Activity

3%

20%

77%

Program Delivery

Fundraising

Operations & Administration


MEET OUR INSPIRING AMBASSADORS

BY THE NUMBERS • 1 in 2 Canadian women are expected to develop cancer in their lifetime • Close to 10,000 Canadian women are supported through LGFB every year • 93.5% of women felt very or somewhat confident after attending the program, compared to 52.4% prior to the workshop • 98% of participants would recommend LGFB to another woman with cancer

A special thanks to the volunteers and supporters of the Look Good Feel Better program! I have learned that although I can’t control the cancer I have, I can control how I live my life and see myself. Thank you for making me feel better during times I thought could not be tougher. Thank you for providing a supportive environment where I could relate to people like myself that I might not have in my social circle. Unfortunately, it is not a choice of mine to have cancer, but it is my choice to feel beautiful. Most of all, I felt beautiful and confident because I got to be myself - a ‘young’ but strong cancer fighter hoping for remission. I am worth the fight and so are you!!

• 1,216 volunteers led 1,173 workshops in the past 12 months • 110 hospitals and cancer care sites across Canada offer the LGFB program • $422 supports one woman’s workshop experience • LGFB has supported 250,000 Canadian women since 1992 • LGFB is worldwide with programming in in 26 countries

NOUR Financial Summary I recommend the workshop to all the women I meet, because every single one of them

The 2018 fiscal year was one of financial growth for LGFB, thanks to the generosity of individual donors, corporate partners and community fundraisers. We are proud to be an effective organization, keeping the women we serve at the heart of our decisions and being accountable to donors.

deserves to participate, for her well-being and self-esteem. There are bad days, and ups and downs, but feeling like myself again really lifted my spirit. It brings you a positive energy. LGFB has helped me so much and all the workshops are volunteer-based, which I find amazing. I was so inspired that I held a fundraiser to support LGFB. I wanted to raise awareness and funding for the program. So many other women could benefit from the positive impact of this workshop, which is a real moment of respite and happiness during this difficult time. For me, it was very important. One of my friends even became a LGFB volunteer after the event, which made me very happy.

JOSÉE

The workshop felt like a safe place, being surrounded by women who understood exactly what I was going through and who were struggling with the same issues and their own confidence. Connecting with them was an empowering experience and learning how to use makeup and draw my eyebrows back on helped me feel like myself again. I left that day feeling better than I had in weeks. With each major milestone in my treatment, I had to work to find my strength and confidence again and again. Through it all, being able to rock my bald head, bold lipstick and draw my eyebrows has helped me take back control and boost my confidence. Having a program like LGFB helped me find that beauty, not only on the outside but also on the inside.

KIM

We are also proud to operate at an administration rate on par with industry standards, distributing more than 77 per cent of funds to areas directly impacting women with cancers and their families.

Expenses by Activity

3%

20%

77%

Program Delivery

Fundraising

Operations & Administration


THE WORKSHOP IS ABOUT MORE THAN APPEARANCE

The appearance-related side effects of cancer and its treatment can be devastating and are often associated with a loss of identity as the woman no longer recognizes herself in the mirror. Body image and appearance changes can be a major area of concern in up to 67% of cancer patients and have negative implications on short-term and long-term quality of life1. It is a critical psychosocial issue for patients with cancer.

LGFB supports the psychosocial definition of health that incorporates a woman’s mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.

More resources are needed when it comes to psychosocial care.

At the heart of our supportive program is a person-centered approach to cancer care that provides health

Medical treatments and research are priorities, but there is a growing gap in care for the

benefits for both women facing cancer and their families by increasing their confidence, reducing feelings of

psychosocial needs of patients facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment. The mental and

isolation and promoting a positive self-image, improving their mental health, well-being and overall quality

emotional fallout from cancer is often overlooked.

of life. At LGFB, we know that true health care treats the whole person. The emotional support is the most negatively rated dimension of cancer care in Canada with 25.1% of patients reporting negative experiences in this area3 while receiving outpatient cancer care. In The four pillars of a positive experience in cancer care services, as defined by the Canadian

contrast, only 3.1 % of respondents gave physical comfort a negative rating.

Partnership Against Cancer , are fundamental cornerstones of our workshop. We welcome each 2

Participating in a supportive program such as Look Good Feel Better has real, lasting benefits and

individual woman and ensure that she feels:

result in a significant reduction of depressive symptoms and an improvement in self-esteem for women going through cancer treatment.

SEEN AND UNDERSTOOD Seen as a unique individual, with a reality that extends beyond being a cancer patient, diagnosis, prescriptions, and test results

EMPOWERED Empowered with greater access to resources on treatment side effects, how to overcome them and the emotional impact related to these changes

1. American Cancer Society/American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Guideline. CA: Cancer J Clin 2016;66:43-73. Available at: https://doi.org/10.3322/caac.213192018;1–7.

RESPECTED Respected, during a time when she may feel vulnerable in so many ways

Self-care has beneficial effects on psychological outcomes in cancer treatment and the well-being of women undergoing treatment. 4

SUPPORTED Supported, by our amazing team of volunteers and the incredible women she will meet at the workshop – creating

Through its workshop, and with the amazing support of its community, LGFB aims to narrow this gap and become a part of a woman’s emotional support network. For a woman with cancer, the workshop is an opportunity to feel like herself again.

a safe environment for her to feel comfortable to share her challenges (mental health, physical and/or emotional) openly.

2. https://content.cancerview.ca/download/cv/quality_and_planning/ system_performance/documents/living_with_cancer_patient_experience_ report_enpdf?attachment=0

3. Canadian Partnership Report Against Cancer| Living with cancer: a report on the patient experience. https://content.cancerview.ca/download/cv/ quality_and_planning/system_performance/documents/living_with_cancer_ patient_experience_report_enpdf?attachment=0

4. Richard A. et al. Recover your smile: Effects of a beauty care intervention on depressive symptoms, quality of life, and self‐esteem in patients with early breast cancer. Psycho-Oncology 2018;1–7. Available at: https://doi. org/10.1002/pon.4957


THE WORKSHOP IS ABOUT MORE THAN APPEARANCE

The appearance-related side effects of cancer and its treatment can be devastating and are often associated with a loss of identity as the woman no longer recognizes herself in the mirror. Body image and appearance changes can be a major area of concern in up to 67% of cancer patients and have negative implications on short-term and long-term quality of life1. It is a critical psychosocial issue for patients with cancer.

LGFB supports the psychosocial definition of health that incorporates a woman’s mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.

More resources are needed when it comes to psychosocial care.

At the heart of our supportive program is a person-centered approach to cancer care that provides health

Medical treatments and research are priorities, but there is a growing gap in care for the

benefits for both women facing cancer and their families by increasing their confidence, reducing feelings of

psychosocial needs of patients facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment. The mental and

isolation and promoting a positive self-image, improving their mental health, well-being and overall quality

emotional fallout from cancer is often overlooked.

of life. At LGFB, we know that true health care treats the whole person. The emotional support is the most negatively rated dimension of cancer care in Canada with 25.1% of patients reporting negative experiences in this area3 while receiving outpatient cancer care. In The four pillars of a positive experience in cancer care services, as defined by the Canadian

contrast, only 3.1 % of respondents gave physical comfort a negative rating.

Partnership Against Cancer2, are fundamental cornerstones of our workshop. We welcome each Participating in a supportive program such as Look Good Feel Better has real, lasting benefits and

individual woman and ensure that she feels:

result in a significant reduction of depressive symptoms and an improvement in self-esteem for women going through cancer treatment.

SEEN AND UNDERSTOOD Seen as a unique individual, with a reality that extends beyond being a cancer patient, diagnosis, prescriptions, and test results

EMPOWERED Empowered with greater access to resources on treatment side effects, how to overcome them and the emotional impact related to these changes

1. American Cancer Society/American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Guideline. CA: Cancer J Clin 2016;66:43-73. Available at: https://doi.org/10.3322/caac.213192018;1–7.

RESPECTED Respected, during a time when she may feel vulnerable in so many ways

Self-care has beneficial effects on psychological outcomes in cancer treatment and the well-being of women undergoing treatment. 4

SUPPORTED Supported, by our amazing team of volunteers and the incredible women she will meet at the workshop – creating

Through its workshop, and with the amazing support of its community, LGFB aims to narrow this gap and become a part of a woman’s emotional support network. For a woman with cancer, the workshop is an opportunity to feel like herself again.

a safe environment for her to feel comfortable to share her challenges (mental health, physical and/or emotional) openly.

2. https://content.cancerview.ca/download/cv/quality_and_planning/ system_performance/documents/living_with_cancer_patient_experience_ report_enpdf?attachment=0

3. Canadian Partnership Report Against Cancer| Living with cancer: a report on the patient experience. https://content.cancerview.ca/download/cv/ quality_and_planning/system_performance/documents/living_with_cancer_ patient_experience_report_enpdf?attachment=0

4. Richard A. et al. Recover your smile: Effects of a beauty care intervention on depressive symptoms, quality of life, and self‐esteem in patients with early breast cancer. Psycho-Oncology 2018;1–7. Available at: https://doi. org/10.1002/pon.4957


DENIKA PHILPOTT

MARGARET WOLF

ISABEL SEMENIUK

TORBAY, NEWFOUNDLAND

TORONTO, ONTARIO

CALGARY , ALBERTA

After

being

diagnosed

with

Volunteering for Look Good Feel

Volunteering for LGFB means the

Stage

3 breast cancer, I was

Better costs nothing but the rewards

world to me!

vulnerable.

are incredible. It truly is an honour

given me the opportunity to touch

my

chemo

to get to volunteer with such an

lives in a positive way and make

mother

signed

amazing group of talented women

a real difference.

me up for Look Good Feel Better

who are not only wonderful with

workshop,

and it was an experience unlike any

the participants, but also incredibly

participants how strong they are

I’d ever had. When I sat in the

supportive of each other. When the

and how powerful our mind is!

workshop

these

participants arrive for the workshop,

We teach women to look at a

supportive, caring, strong women

many look tired, as if they have

mirror without fear but with love, to

around me, I was so comforted.

the weight of the world on their

embrace themselves, to go out

And, when every woman in that

shoulders.

shy and

and not hide. Not everybody has

room

wig,

apprehensive. When they see the

the power to draw a smile on

headscarf, or hat and wipes off her

makeup, they usually begin to smile.

someone

makeup,

Free

makeup

do!! The workshop is essential to

terrified

and feeling

Early

on

in

treatments,

my

with

takes

off

there’s

her this

incredible

Others

are

and

learning

else’s

face,

WE

about

hair alternatives are what

women facing

them to the workshops.

we

are the most important person in

Spending an evening with others

esteem and their power. I have

the

particular

who are going through a similar

so many memories of faces smiling

moment. Look Good Feel Better

experience, is what makes it such a

when they look at the mirror. After

uplifted me - I was left with the

special night. By the end of the

LGFB I will never look at life the

understanding

night,

same way!

world

at

that

that

I

can

be

beautiful through cancer.

the

participants

are

all

talking with each other and they look fantastic. It is uplifting to see

Look Good Feel Better volunteers are experts in their fields, and trained in compassionate

my life and the program is very

beginning

care, ensuring a comfortable and empowering experience for women facing cancer. We

close to my heart which is why I

workshop.

are grateful to each and every one of them, for their dedication and commitment to helping

decided to become a volunteer myself after my treatment ended.

to

the

end

of

the

bring

cancer

but

the

brings

the change in the women from the

Feel Better to help women with cancer feel like themselves again.

remind

we

the

volunteers

These

LGFB certainly made a difference in

deliver our vital programming. It is their expertise and compassion that allows Look Good

Through

step in and make you feel like you

vulnerability.

OUR FAMILY OF VOLUNTEERS

all

This program has

back

because

their

self-


DENIKA PHILPOTT

MARGARET WOLF

ISABEL SEMENIUK

TORBAY, NEWFOUNDLAND

TORONTO, ONTARIO

CALGARY , ALBERTA

After

being

diagnosed

with

Volunteering for Look Good Feel

Volunteering for LGFB means the

Stage

3 breast cancer, I was

Better costs nothing but the rewards

world to me!

vulnerable.

are incredible. It truly is an honour

given me the opportunity to touch

my

chemo

to get to volunteer with such an

lives in a positive way and make

mother

signed

amazing group of talented women

a real difference.

me up for Look Good Feel Better

who are not only wonderful with

workshop,

and it was an experience unlike any

the participants, but also incredibly

participants how strong they are

I’d ever had. When I sat in the

supportive of each other. When the

and how powerful our mind is!

workshop

these

participants arrive for the workshop,

We teach women to look at a

supportive, caring, strong women

many look tired, as if they have

mirror without fear but with love, to

around me, I was so comforted.

the weight of the world on their

embrace themselves, to go out

And, when every woman in that

shoulders.

shy and

and not hide. Not everybody has

room

wig,

apprehensive. When they see the

the power to draw a smile on

headscarf, or hat and wipes off her

makeup, they usually begin to smile.

someone

makeup,

incredible

Free

makeup

do!! The workshop is essential to

terrified

and feeling

Early

on

in

treatments,

my

with

takes

off

there’s

her this

Others

are

and

learning

else’s

remind

face,

WE

hair alternatives are what

women facing

brings

them to the workshops.

we

are the most important person in

Spending an evening with others

esteem and their power. I have

the

particular

who are going through a similar

so many memories of faces smiling

moment. Look Good Feel Better

experience, is what makes it such a

when they look at the mirror. After

uplifted me - I was left with the

special night. By the end of the

LGFB I will never look at life the

understanding

night,

same way!

world

at

that

that

I

can

be

beautiful through cancer.

the

participants

are

all

talking with each other and they look fantastic. It is uplifting to see

Look Good Feel Better volunteers are experts in their fields, and trained in compassionate

my life and the program is very

beginning

care, ensuring a comfortable and empowering experience for women facing cancer. We

close to my heart which is why I

workshop.

are grateful to each and every one of them, for their dedication and commitment to helping

decided to become a volunteer myself after my treatment ended.

to

the

end

of

the

bring

cancer

but

the

about

the change in the women from the

Feel Better to help women with cancer feel like themselves again.

we

the

volunteers

These

LGFB certainly made a difference in

deliver our vital programming. It is their expertise and compassion that allows Look Good

Through

step in and make you feel like you

vulnerability.

OUR FAMILY OF VOLUNTEERS

all

This program has

back

because

their

self-


BECAUSE WE CAN ALWAYS DO MORE

THANK YOU

To empower women undergoing treatment with greater information, care, and tools to help them feel like themselves again, we strive to develop strong relationships with amazing industry-leading partners r programming. to enhance our programming.

New Hair Program Our Hair Care Program gives women new and improved resources on how to cope with hair loss. The workshop provides a safe environment for women to ask their questions, understand their options, try on their first wig and get advice on what to expect and request from their salon professional.

Thanks to Industrial Alliance, women will have more of the vital resources they have asked for - including information about new technology in wig design, top fashion trends in scarves, a greater collection of wigs to try on as well as a bamboo-cotton buff for each woman to take home.

In association with mynewhair, Pureology Canada and L’Oréal Canada, LGFB was a key player in hosting a two-day seminar led by the renowned British hairdresser Trevor Sorbie and his team who conducted a wig cutting and styling workshop complete with a certification for professional hairdressers at L’Oréal Toronto Academy and the L’Oréal Montreal Academy.

Breast Care The new Breast Care component has launched, with support from Anita Canada. This new segment provides women with information on post-surgery options and fittings. It empowers women to feel confident in returning to everyday activities from running, swimming and even hugging loved ones. It also provides tips and resources for bras during treatment and into recovery, while also providing detailed information on post-surgical bras and breast forms.

Look Good Feel Better’s national impact is made possible thanks to the generous support of individual donors, corporate partners and community fundraisers. Your invaluable support has provided us with the resources required to help thousands of women benefit from the positive experience of a workshop. It is because of you that we are able to make strategic investments in priority areas that women indicate they want or need in managing their diagnosis. Thank you for helping us be there for the women we love, both now and into the future.


BECAUSE WE CAN ALWAYS DO MORE

THANK YOU

To empower women undergoing treatment with greater information, care, and tools to help them feel like themselves again, we strive to develop strong relationships with amazing industry-leading partners r programming. to enhance our programming.

New Hair Program Our Hair Care Program gives women new and improved resources on how to cope with hair loss. The workshop provides a safe environment for women to ask their questions, understand their options, try on their first wig and get advice on what to expect and request from their salon professional.

Thanks to Industrial Alliance, women will have more of the vital resources they have asked for - including information about new technology in wig design, top fashion trends in scarves, a greater collection of wigs to try on as well as a bamboo-cotton buff for each woman to take home.

In association with mynewhair, Pureology Canada and L’Oréal Canada, LGFB was a key player in hosting a two-day seminar led by the renowned British hairdresser Trevor Sorbie and his team who conducted a wig cutting and styling workshop complete with a certification for professional hairdressers at L’Oréal Toronto Academy and the L’Oréal Montreal Academy.

Breast Care The new Breast Care component has launched, with support from Anita Canada. This new segment provides women with information on post-surgery options and fittings. It empowers women to feel confident in returning to everyday activities from running, swimming and even hugging loved ones. It also provides tips and resources for bras during treatment and into recovery, while also providing detailed information on post-surgical bras and breast forms.

Look Good Feel Better’s national impact is made possible thanks to the generous support of individual donors, corporate partners and community fundraisers. Your invaluable support has provided us with the resources required to help thousands of women benefit from the positive experience of a workshop. It is because of you that we are able to make strategic investments in priority areas that women indicate they want or need in managing their diagnosis. Thank you for helping us be there for the women we love, both now and into the future.


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STAY CONNECTED Follow us on social media @LGFBCanada Bubbles & Brunch

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Mirror Ball

Grit & Grace Community Event

WINKDay

Just for Styles Community Event

Join our community: Facing Cancer Together Facing Cancer Together offers a safe place for women and their support network to share thoughts and connect with a community of others who can relate to their experiences. Join the conversation!

lgfb.ca

Get involved with us Amazing events and campaigns are held throughout the year in support of Look Good Feel Better. It is because of the passion and creativity of our community that we are able to help raise awareness and critical funds for the charity. Interested in becoming a corporate partner? Have an idea for a fundraiser? We’d love to hear from you!

info@lgfb.ca

150 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 308 Toronto, ON M4P 1E8 647-776-5111 LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTERÂŽ REGISTERED CHARITY #13374 0316 RR0001 Published October 2019


Sometimes I felt guilty caring about my appearance, especially since it was because of the chemo which was saving me. But I couldn’t help but worry that my daughter would have to physically see what Mommy was going through. The workshop made me optimistic about the future; that after all this treatment, it will be this face again. It will be like before.

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