Complimentary workshops give women with cancer the simple tools to help them feel more like themselves again.
A cancer diagnosis comes with many challenges — and often overlooked is the loss of identity that comes with it. A woman may no longer be seen as herself, a mother, sister, partner, or colleague; she’s the cancer patient. And when cancer treatment affects a woman’s physical appearance, she often no longer recognizes herself.
This is why Look Good Feel Better believes that cancer care needs to treat the whole person, not just the physical but the emotional and psychological aspects too.
Look Good Feel Better offers complimentary workshops that give Canadian women tools and techniques to help manage the appearance-related impact of cancer. These simple steps allow for self-care and restore a sense of self, all in a supportive and welcoming community. In-person and online workshops include skin care and cosmetics; breast forms and garments; wigs and hair alternatives.
Look in the mirror with kinder eyes
“The workshops gave me more information and helped me to own my new appearance and to see the beauty in it again,” Elizabeth Pham says. “Seeing a group of women come together also made me feel much more confident and supported. Because there’s already so much that we can’t control when we’re going through our cancer journeys, it’s uplifting and powerful to have something that we can control and that we can change for the better, which is our appearance. I learned to look at myself in the mirror with kinder eyes.”