I Wear Pink: Look Good, Feel Better Empowers Women

By Megan Trent
By Eric Dutkiewicz

July 22, 2012 Updated Jul 22, 2012 at 9:42 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Nearly 4,500 women in Indiana are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Part of the battle and recovery is a women's want to feel feminine.

Through the American Cancer Society's free Look Good, Feel Better program, women fighting cancer can attend hair, make-up, skin care and nail care workshops provided by professionals.

Look Good, Feel Better has been a free and confidential national program that started in 1989. More than 800,000 women across the United States have used the service for a brief getaway from the hardships cancer can bring.

"It's really uplifting," Dallie Snyder said. Snyder was diagnosed with breast cancer in February. "You're not worried about chemo or radiation. It's about you today."

Some 15,000 volunteers nationwide help with the Look Good, Feel Better program. Clients get tutorials on wearing wigs, turbines and scarvs. They also receive a goody bag filled with $300 worth of makeup that matches their skin tones.

Hair and make-up stylist Vec Talarico says Look Good, Feel Better empowers women in need of that extra bit of encouragement.

"I would defy anybody to ever know that they are dealing with cancer right now," Talarico says. "The way you feel about yourself is so important; so that the rest of your treatment can go the way it needs to go."

For more information on the Look Good, Feel Better program, log on to LookGoodFeelBetter.org.

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