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Look Good Feel Better #Simple Giving

This post is on behalf of the Motherhood and Look Good Feel Better.

Hope is Beautiful

Women love to feel beautiful, don’t they?  I know I do.  When I feel put together I have a bounce in my step.  The sun seems to shine brighter and the birds sing louder.

On not so great days, when I’ve feel as rough as I look, I don’t have that bounce and I’m doing all it takes to drag myself around.  What do you do to renew that energized, “I’m a woman and I look great!” feeling?  Sometimes a work out will do it for me.  Other times I need a hair cut or a new out fit.

Life is all about balance and rolling with the punches that come our way but what if we get hit by a blow so hard that it knocks us down?  Out cold.  A blow that is so devastating that we need the help of our family and friends to make it back to our feet.  What I’m talking about is the blow of cancer.

Women fighting cancer need all the love and support that they can get just so they can function.  Think back to the last time you didn’t feel great about yourself and needed a change.  Maybe it was after a stressful week at work, after a time of making unhealthy choices, or maybe it was shortly after having a baby.  We’ve all been there.  We’ve all had to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and do something to make us feel good about ourselves.  Getting back up and feeling good about yourself while battling cancer is a much harder task.  That’s where Look Good Feel Better is there to help.

Look Good Feel Better is a 25 year strong public service dedicated to helping women battling cancer to manage the appearance side effects of cancer treatment and help improve their self-esteem.  The program is developed by the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) Foundation, and delivered through a collaboration among the PCPC Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the Professional Beauty Association.  They offer free workshops and resources to teach beauty and styling techniques to cancer patients.

LGFB's Mission

During its 25th anniversary, Look Good Feel Better is encouraging women to Reimagine Beauty and the importance of beauty in a woman’s life who is undergoing cancer treatment.  They’re encouraging women to take a fresh look at the impact of beauty and a positive self-image can have on a woman.  They don’t have to tell me twice, I think beauty is a powerful thing!

While how you look might not seem like a big of a deal in the grand scheme of things it is.  Not merely for appearances sake but for how you feel when you look good.  How you look effects how you feel, which effects your self-esteem, your courage, and your confidence.  Every woman who gets a new outfit for a job interview understands this.  There are countless studies that can relate how you look (because of how it makes you feel!) to your success.

Look Good Feel Better is partnering with women’s fashion retailer C. Wonder and Fashion Project {the leading online clothing donation and resale destination!} to raise awareness and funds for Look Good Feel Better.

The promotion runs through Thursday, September 18, 2014 at eleven C. Wonder stores nationwide and online at FashionProject.com/CWonder.

How YOU can get involved:
• During the month-long clothing drive, consumers are encouraged to donate their gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories in a donation bin at participating C. Wonder locations or online at www.fashionproject.com/cwonder.
o Customers who participate by donating items in-store or online will receive 20% off a C. Wonder purchase of $100 or more.
• The donated items will then be sold online by Fashion Project and 55% of the proceeds from each online sale will be donated to Look Good Feel Better.

In the United States alone, more than 900,000 women have participated in the program, which now offers 15,800 group workshops nationwide in 2,400 locations!  Go search your closet for clothes, shoes, and accessories you don’t wear anymore and donate them online to help encourage other women.  It will give you a good feeling!

Visit lookgoodfeelbetter.org, follow @LGFB on Twitter, and like Look Good Feel Better on Facebook to learn more and help spread the word.

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About Ashley

Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.

Comments

  1. I’m so glad that they are using this program to make a positive difference.

  2. I absolutely love this. I had a friend in high school whose mother got breast cancer. It eventually took her life, but she was a fighter through the entire thing. She never got down, but you could just tell she felt embarrassed on days when the chemo was really kicking her butt. Great, great initiative.

  3. This is a great program. I’m sure it’s very difficult to focus on fighting your disease when you’re feeling ugly/unrecognizable to yourself/less than a woman.

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