Cancer victims support
Every year more than 3000 New Zealand women receive a dreamshattering cancer diagnosis.
Although there is no easy cure, one Kiwi charity is stepping up to support women facing the harsh reality of treatment.
Look Good Feel Better runs almost 200 free workshops nation-wide every year where women receive a ‘‘pickme-up’’ makeover from fully trained volunteers.
The charity’s general manager Yvonne Brownlie says there is more to it than just a makeover and a take home pack of makeup.
‘‘The Look Good Feel Better programme offers women going through cancer treatment, comradeship, laughter and hope to face the mirror and the future with confidence.’’
Yesterday signalled the start of the charity’s third annual campaign Dream Week.
As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of the work Look Good Feel Better does, Dream Week is a major funding source for the self-funded charity.
During the campaign’s five days people can learn more and make donations at hubs in Westfield Shopping Centres and Farmers stores.
All July, Farmers customers can also support the charity by adding a gold coin donation to a cosmetic purchase.
To donate online visit facebook.com/LookGood FeelBetterNZ.