Fight cancer and feel good
Published on July 16, 2012
From the Cornwall Standard Freeholder
Christine Grant knows all too well that it can sometimes be difficult for women battling cancer to have self-confidence.
Grant, cancer support network coordinator for Carefor, has conquered cancer herself and kept her confidence by participating in the Look Good Feel Better program.
Now she’s brought it to Cornwall to benefit local women, although the program previously ran through the Winchester District Memorial Hospital and in Ottawa.
Look Good Feel Better allows women to remain anonymous, and is aimed to help those who are going through or have completed chemotherapy treatments regain their confidence by giving them helpful hints and tips about make-up, skin care and wig care.
It also teaches them about caps and how to wrap scarves in the span of two hours, and at the end, the women get to take home the make-up.
“The look good feel better program is to help women as they go through their cancer journey,” Grant said.
The goal for every event is to make women feel empowered and gain self confidence again like it did for Penny Fort.
“When I finished my last treatment ... You’re a little bit frightened in a way. You’ve had all this care and people hover over you and all these treatments,” Fort explained.
“But I really found this program good and very helpful and anything to inspire somebody is good. I lost my confidence and it gave my confidence back.”
The free program is available to women in Cornwall. The next event will be available at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on July 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Women are asked to register by calling Christine Grant at 613-932-3451.
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