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Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is a free community service program dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men, and teens participate in practical workshops empowering them to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence.

The LGFB workshop runs for approximately two hours, with a focus on practical tips and tricks to help patients overcome temporary changes to their appearance as a result of chemotherapy or radiotherapy. The workshop is supported by a team of trained volunteers who present skincare techniques to alleviate symptoms including dryness and sallowness; make-up tips to help  conceal redness and eyebrow artistry; and advice on headwear including scarf styling and wig selection.  Each participant receives a Confidence Kit, which includes an information booklet, and products to use as tools for application throughout the workshop and to take home.

LGFB is open to all women, men and teens who are undergoing treatment for cancer. In Australia, more than 120,000 people have participated in the program, which now offers approximately 1,000 workshops nationwide at more than 180 venues.

“The best thing about Look Good Feel Better was that it reignited my need for self-care, self-love, and self-respect. I came out of the program more positive about little things I could do to make myself feel better. I continue to wear blush every time I walk out of the house, and sometimes even a little eyeliner. The small pieces of me that I lost during treatment are starting to find their way back.”

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