Every woman deserves to look and feel good on Valentine's Day


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LEWISBURG - Having cancer is hard. Looking and feeling beautiful this Valentine's Day is not.

Women with cancer are invited to treat themselves to a makeover for the body and mind by attending an upcoming "Look Good…Feel Better" session from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 4, at the Community Health Education Center in the Staples Plaza.

"Look Good…Feel Better" is a free workshop for women with cancer where trained cosmetology professionals teach attendees how to care for the physical side effects of treatment like the loss of eyebrows, skin pigmentation and loss of hair.

"Although almost all of the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment are temporary, they can be very distressing, particularly so at Valentine's Day, when every advertisement screams beauty and romance," said Dawn Spuesens, health initiatives representative, American Cancer Society. "Cancer treatments and their very visible side effects can adversely affect even the most confident woman's self-image. We hope that by giving these 'Look Good…Feel Better' participants tools to improve the way they look, we can help them to feel better, maybe even beautiful and romantic."

All attendees will receive a free gift bag complete with brand-name beauty products and learn a 12-step process to address skin changes, nail changes and hair loss.

Pre-registration is required. Call 1-800-227-2345.

"Look Good…Feel Better" is a free national public service program that offers suggestions and advice on dealing with the appearance-related side effects of treatment through its websites, brochures and group programs offered nationwide. It is a collaborative effort of the American Cancer Society, the Professional Beauty Association, National Cosmetology Association, and Personal Care Products Council Foundation, a charitable organization supported by the cosmetic industry. Call 1-800-227-2345 for more information.

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