Who we are
Look Good Feel Better Ireland is a cancer support programme run with the support of the Irish cosmetics industry. Through our free, brand-neutral and non-medical workshops we help people undergoing cancer treatment in the most practical and positive way. Finding out you have cancer in any form can be daunting and life-changing, and the added stress of the appearance related side effects of treatment can be demoralising and very hard to cope with. This can have serious consequences on self-esteem and confidence at a time when a positive attitude is very important. Our international sister programmes operate as independent organisations in 25 other countries, but share our name and mission. Together, 20,400 worldwide volunteers have helped more than one million women worldwide since 1989.
What we do
We hold freeskincare and make-up workshops to help combat the visible side-effects of cancer treatment and, in turn, boost confidence and wellbeing. The sessions will re-commence in Autumn 2012 in selected hospitals nationwide and up to 12 women will attend each session. At the beginning of each workshop, patients are given a gift bag filled with 17 different products donated by major companies throughout the Beauty Industry. Three volunteer beauty consultants take everyone through a specially designed 12-step skincare and make-up regime. At the end of two hours of learning, fun and laughter ladies leave feeling relaxed and full of renewed confidence in their appearance. They are then free to enjoy the product gift bag or 'cosmetic tool kit' at home.
Many women tell us that their Look Good Feel Better workshop helped them regain a sense of control and normality at a time when diagnosis and treatment can make everything feel overwhelming.
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