It’s Dream Week 2012!! This is the one week of the year devoted to raising funds for Look Good Feel Better; a programme for people undergoing cancer treatment which helps manage the appearance related side affects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
I started volunteering for Look Good Feel Better earlier this year after searching for a charity to work with. I found it really difficult to decide as there are just so many worthy and important causes, but then I had an ‘ah-ha!’ moment when I saw an ad promoting Look Good Feel Better and I knew that it was a cause I could confidently contribute to.
Both my great grandmother and Nana had cancer, I remember going to see my great Nan in hospital and brushing her hair and rubbing cream into her hands, she was so elegant and ladylike and wanted to look lovely even though she was very ill.
More recently my beautiful Nana survived breast cancer, during her treatment she lost her lovely white hair and experienced many more side effects. It was bad enough for her to be diagnosed with cancer, but then to experience hair loss on top of feeling so unwell from the treatment was just awful.
We all know someone who has been affected by cancer, and Look Good Feel Better is a free 2.5 hour workshop that provides a fun escape where people can learn how they can combat appearance related side effects, and spend time with others who are going through a similar experience. As one cancer survivor put it, the workshop provided her with a great coping mechanism for her journey.
This week, David Jones and Myer will donate $1 from every lipstick and lipgloss bought across Australia. Volunteers in red t-shirts will be in store providing brochures, info and $5 pins with all proceeds going to Look Good Feel Better.
I’ll be at David Jones in Perth city Monday 10th September volunteering for Look Good Feel Better, pop by and say hello!
Do you support or volunteer for a charity?
Have you or someone you know survived cancer?0