85 New Workshops Across Australia
Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related side-effects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men and teens participate in a practical workshop which covers skincare, make-up and headwear demonstrations, leaving them empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence.
Funds raised through Dry July 2016 will go towards providing 85 additional workshops across Australia. These 85 workshops will directly support over 1100 people with cancer.
Though the workshops are delivered by volunteers with donated supplies, costs to be covered still include:
-Postage and freight of kits to workshops across the country each week.
- Collateral and promotion of workshops to cancer patients.
- Volunteer and staff expenses to run and facilitate workshops (such as travel costs).
- Workshop supplies e.g. aprons, mirrors, instructional booklet to take home, make up pads and applicators etc.
25 Additional Workshops Across Australia
The Dry July Foundation was pleased to award a grant to the Cancer Patients Foundation and Look Good Feel Better in 2015.
The funds are being used to offer 5 additional Look Good Feel Better Workshops in NSW, QLD, SA, VIC and WA, particularly in regional areas.
Past workshop participants have said of the program:
“As I face the imminent loss of my hair, for most of my life worn long and, so, such a visible and intrinsic part of my femininity, I now feel I can literally ‘put on my happy face’ for the world. So armed, rather than be an object of pity (no hair, cancer victim, poor thing, so sad) with my new make-up, stylish wig and other glamorous head accessories, I can instead visually and powerfully proclaim my warrior stance in my battle against this most insidious disease.”
Catherine, LGFB participant
“I went with trepidation but my doctor said ‘it would be right mate’ and it was… It is sometimes hard for us chaps to speak about our personal needs but you made it practical and common sense.”
Jeremy, LGFB participant