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Look Good Feel Better's 24th Year

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As the American Cancer Society gears up for one of its biggest fundraisers, the Yellowstone County Relay for Life, the organization is showcasing the "Look Good, Feel Better" program.

Look Good, Feel Better Client Kelly Sharp used to avoid mirrors.

"One day I was looking in the mirror and just started bawling I had no eyelashes, no eyebrows, no hair. My husband was like 'oh my gosh what do I do' you know," says Sharp.

But now, she loves her reflection. A cosmetologist from the program teaches women how to apply makeup and style wigs and turbans, while they face changes in hormones and their physical appearance during cancer treatment.

"I had blotches where I didn't have blotches, I had circles where I didn't have circles, I had flakes where I didn't have flakes," says Sharp.

Women are taught to apply moisturizer, concealer, and fit wigs.

"I find if I get up, take my shower, put my makeup on, I feel like I can face the day a little bit better," says Sharp.

According to American Cancer Society's Cindy McGinnis, women can also take home free wigs from the American Cancer Society through a donation from Pantene Beautiful Lengths.

"Going through cancer treatment is very expensive, and so having to purchase a wig can be just an added cost, and this way they can come and get something for free and help them make them feel better," says McGinnis.

Clients of the Look Good, Feel Better program can see they're not the only ones battling cancer. The workshops are two hours long and involve a 12-step makeup process. Women involved in the program take away a kit, and a big, new smile. The workshops and makeup kits provided by the look good feel better program are free of charge.

 

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