Can­cer vic­tims sup­port

Central Leader - - NEWS -

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.

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