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A Little Makeup Helps Botsford Cancer Patient "Look Good...Feel Better"

Farmington Hills, Mich. (October 29, 2010)---Like most women, Joy Harper of Westland loves to look her best when she leaves her house. She puts on her make-up and instantly feels good. Her commitment to feeling and looking her best is even stronger this year after being diagnosed with lung cancer and undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. 
Jeri Davis, Botsford Cancer Center’s Social Worker, says, “Joy always looks beautiful. She is always wearing makeup and has a variety of different scarves that she wraps around her head. Her scarves are always coordinated perfectly with her outfits. Because of her strong commitment to always look her best, I knew she would love the American Cancer Society’s Look Good…Feel Better program that we offer at Botsford.” 
The Look Good…Feel Better program provides information and cosmetic advice to women battling cancer. The program is free, supportive, informative, and includes hands-on instruction on makeup, skin care and suggestions for using wigs, turbans and scarves. In addition, a gift bag with popular skin care and makeup companies is given to all participants. 
When Harper attended the program in August, she was one of ten participants undergoing breast or lung cancer. Harper says, “We were all going through different stages of treatment and were losing hair at different rates, but like most women we all wanted to look and feel our best. I was the only woman that came in with makeup on, and I told the group that this is one small way that I can feel better and not look like a cancer patient.” 
Harper continues, “The class was extremely beneficial and great fun. It was like a grown-up makeup party and reminded me of the times my granddaughter would put makeup on me.” 
If you are interested in attending a Look Good…Feel Better program at the Botsford Cancer Center, please call (248) 471-8120. You do not have to be a Botsford patient to attend.

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