1 in 2 Canadian women are expected to develop cancer in their lifetime
Look Good Feel Better is Canada’s only national charitable program dedicated to helping women manage the appearance-related effects of cancer and its treatment. At the heart of the program are our complimentary workshops which empower women to feel like themselves again. We provide tips, tools and techniques in Skincare and Cosmetics, Wigs & Hair Alternatives, Breast Forms & Garments as well a dedicated workshop for Teens. Led by expert volunteers, in a small group setting, the workshops offer a supportive and welcoming environment. This vital programming in supportive care encourages positive mental health and well-being.
Women leave the workshop feeling empowered and with their spirits lifted, impacting not only their own well-being but that of those around them – family and friends. So, while we may serve close to 10,000 women each year, our work reaches far beyond that.
- For 30 years, we have delivered supportive health care in 115 Hospitals and cancer care sites and on-line
- 1,300+ volunteers deliver close to 1,100 workshops each year
- 95% of women attending our workshops identify ‘feeling very confident’ compared to 52.4% prior to
Your gift will impact women with cancer in ways that go far beyond medical treatment. Women consistently share that one of the question they ask at diagnosis is whether they will lose their hair. The answer often is- it’s a normal part of treatment. To most women, there is nothing normal about losing their hair or sense of self. Our programs help women feel more like themselves. They remind her of the value of self-care and feeling empowered. In fact, research indicates that optimism plays a role in better health outcomes and well-being. We are proud that our mission has a direct and positive impact on the health and well-being of the women we serve.
How your gift will be used
Women have shared that there is a considerable gap in supportive care programming. They share sentiments of feeling alone or uncertain. Look Good Feel Better is here to ensure that no woman has to face cancer alone or without the tools to meet the challenges of treatment.
Your investment in our Look Good Feel Better will ensure we can continue to be there for the women and teens we love, by supporting them through their cancer journey today and well into the future.