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Mission Monday: Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The program includes lessons on the skin and nail care, cosmetics, wigs and turbans, accessories and styling, helping people with cancer to find some normalcy in life that is by no means normal.

Thousands of volunteer beauty professionals support Look Good Feel Better. All are trained and certified by the Look Good Feel Better Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association at local, statewide, and national workshops. Other volunteer health care professionals and individuals also give their time to the program.

The program is open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment.

There is also Look Good Feel Better for Men is a practical guide for helping men with some of the side effects of cancer treatment, including skin changes, hair loss, and more. As well as the Look Good Feel Better for Teens program which is a hospital-based public service program created by the Look Good Feel Better Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association to help girls and guys between the ages of 13 and 17 deal with the appearance, health, and social side effects of cancer treatment.

In addition to the U.S. program, the Look Good Feel Better Foundation oversees a global network of 25 licensed affiliates that deliver Look Good Feel Better support programs in countries across the globe.  Collectively, the 26-country network has served more than 1.8 million people living with cancer on six continents since the program began in 1989.

There are so many ways to volunteer with Look Good Feel Better and make an impact. More than ever, your dedicated support helps give hope to those most affected by cancer.

  • Experienced beauty professionals such as hairstylists, estheticians, makeup artists, and nail technicians are always needed to help conduct group programs and/or one-on-one salon consultations.
  • Volunteer coordinators are also needed to help schedule, plan and promote the workshops. This role is great for anyone who likes planning, organizing, and working with other volunteers.

For more information on the Look Good Feel Better program, please visit the official website here.

For information on becoming a Look Good Feel Better volunteer, please visit the Volunteer page here.

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Think Pink Thursdays Start Today!

Come join us at the Making Strides sim from 4 pm – 6 pm slt each Thursday now through the end of October for Think Pink Thursday with DJ Noel Snowpaw!

Wear all pink or just accessorize, either way show off your pinkness!

Event SLurl:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RFL%20Making%20Strides/70/169/22

 

Sign Up For Strides Walk 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 Strides Walk here in Second Life!

The 2017 Strides Walk will take place on Saturday, October 21 between 10 am – 6 pm slt.

Walkers get ready to lace up your shoes and start making strides to win the battle against breast cancer! Everyone is invited to join us on the Strides track!

For more information or to register for this year’s walk click here.

Ways to Help Wednesday: Urgent Need For Road To Recovery® Drivers

Every day thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there. The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery® program provides transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.

For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to their treatment, our Road To Recovery® volunteers donate their spare time and their personal vehicles to give cancer patients a much-needed lift.

Even the best treatment can’t work if a patient can’t get there. That’s why a successful transportation assistance program can be a tremendous, potentially life-saving asset to your community.

How do you know if you are eligible for the Road To Recovery® program?
Patients must be traveling to an appointment for:

  • Cancer treatment
  • Follow-up at any time after treatment

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

To learn more about the Road To Recovery® program, please visit the official page here.

To learn more about being a volunteer driver for Road To Recovery®, please visit the volunteer
page here.

Fact Friday: Where Does the Money Go?

When you donate to a charity you sometimes wonder to yourself, “Where does the money go?”

See the infographic below that breaks down that question for you, so you will know exactly where your money goes when you support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society. The data is from 2015.

For a text alternative of this information, please visit this page on cancer.org.

Mission Monday: Patient Navigators

Patient navigators can help: find transportation to and from cancer-related appointments; assist with medical financial issues, including insurance navigation; identify community resources; and provide information on your cancer diagnosis and treatment process.

The Patient Navigator program is established in the United States but is being expanded around the globe.

For more information about the Patient Navigator program both in the United States and globally, check out the links below.

Making Strides 2017 Starts Today!

Ahoy, matey! Today we open the “Treasure the Chests” Event Sim for Strides this year!

Our first committee event will be Thursday, October 5th on the Making Strides sim with Think Pink Thursday. Watch notices for more details!

This year our focus is more on Mission and Education. We do hope you all will plan to take part of the events planned and also visit the shops we have built in the build on the sim.

Tshirts, Guidebook, and more info on all the events ahead will be coming out between now and Saturday, October 7th.

Our goal this year is to enlighten more in Second Life about Strides and American Cancer Society programs for patients and survivors of breast cancer.

Of course, you can always pick up a kiosk at the Making Strides office located on the Making Strides sim and hold your own events as well. If you do, please share the event information on our 2017 MSABC calendar.