‘Look Good Feel Better’ Program Boosts Confidence for Women with Cancer

BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center will host “Look Good Feel Better,” a free national public service program for women who are undergoing cancer treatment, on Monday, Oct. 14 from 1-3 p.m.

The program is led by volunteer beauty experts who teach makeup application techniques and offer skin and nail care guidance. They also demonstrate how to manage hair loss using wigs, turbans, scarves and accessories.

“Look Good Feel Better is as much about improving and maintaining self-esteem and confidence as it is about appearance,” said Christy Lofton, RN, patient navigator at Pennington Cancer Center. “Patients appreciate the instruction from beauty professionals while in a relaxed, nonmedical setting with others who are in the same situation.”

A collaboration of the Look Good Feel Better Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association, the program has empowered more than 1 million women in the United States to reclaim their sense of control, confidence and self-esteem since 1989.

The program will be held on BRG’s Bluebonnet campus at 8585 Picardy Ave. To register or for more information, click here or call (225) 237-1600.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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