TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. - The American Cancer Society is offering women who are undergoing cancer treatments a free "Look Good, Feel Better" session to learn to cope with appearance-related side effects of treatment and regain a sense of self-confidence and control over their lives. This program is offered every other month with the next session on Monday, Nov. 19, noon-2 p.m. at the new Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, 10121 Pine Ave. in Truckee. Pre-registration is required by calling the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.
"Look Good, Feel Better" is a free program offered in a group sessions, which provide education, information and support. In each session, volunteer cosmetologists or estheticians (all certified and trained professionals) teach women how to enhance their appearance using complimentary cosmetics and skin care products. Patients also learn how to disguise hair loss using wigs, turbans, scarves, and various accessories. The program is presented through collaboration between the American Cancer Society, the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association and the Personal Care Products Council Foundation.
Volunteers are also needed in the community for this program. For information on all American Cancer Society programs and services or to volunteer, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.