Cancer Patients get a chance to "Look Good, Feel Better" with beauty program
Toledo, Ohio (WNWO)-- "I text him one day and I said when I lose all my hair are you going to still say I'm beautiful and he said, bald is beautiful," said Anna Skinner speaking of her beau.
She was diagnosed with cancer in March, but that hasn't stopped her from living life and keeping a smile on her face, even in troubling times.
In addition to 4-hour chemotherapy sessions taking a physical toll, Cancer has also effected her emotionally.
She says focusing on her outer beauty helps—which is the exact purpose of the look Good feel better program.
"It's a program designed to help women who have diagnosis of cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy and or radiation therapy," said facilitator and Oncology nurse Jan Tipton.
The beauty class is designed with Cancer patients in mind. To deal with the disease's physical side effects of like losing hair,the women are given free makeup and tutorials along with information on wigs and other resources.
The American Cancer Society helps fund the free class.
Many simply volunteer their time, like stylist Tashery (TOSHaree) Rivas.
The women get to feel glamorous, but also empowered all while surrounded by others facing similar struggles.