That the benefits of aesthetics treatments, as massage, for cancer patients cannot be underestimated is demonstrated by the ongoing success of the Look Good, Feel Better program, in 2015 celebrating its 25th anniversary in Australia.
And what better time to celebrate this glorious charity’s achievements than October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
LGFB was founded and developed by the Australian cosmetics industry in May 1990 (through its former industry association, the CTFAA), and is administered through the registered charitable organisation, Cancer Patients Foundation Limited. It is available in 25 other countries.
To date more than 115,000 people have attended an LGFB workshop in Australia, reaching nearly 10,000 people a year. The goal is to reach even more during its silver anniversary milestone.
The charity is managed by a small team of paid employees and 1,500 trained and certified cosmetic, beauty and hairdressing professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help deliver workshops across Australia.
LGFB workshops are strictly non-medical, product-neutral and non-commercial, which means that volunteers and participants may not promote their own products, manufacturers or businesses during workshops.
SPA+CLINIC is proud, as part of The Intermedia Group’s beauty, hair and aesthetics group (including Professional Beauty and INSTYLE magazines), to be a LGFB media partner.
Our involvement is spearheaded by SPA+CLINIC’s inrtepid features contributor, who has also been a LGFB workshop volunteer since 2014.
“SPA+CLINIC’S aim is to help through editorial and advertising opportunities that increase awareness of the beauty industry charity while reaching out to industry professionals to volunteer their time and skills,” says Ashleigh.
“Workshop elements including skincare routines, makeup application and wig styling, empowering participants to deal with these physical changes so that they can face each day with confidence knowing that when you look good, you feel better.
“There are many ways to support LGFB! Beauty industry professionals can sign up to become a workshop volunteer at one of the many locations across the country, businesses can fundraise to support local workshops, or they can promote the service to clients undergoing cancer treatment.”