(Boston, MA) – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Boston Medical Center will host the American Cancer Society’s Look Good . . . Feel Better, a free program that teaches cancer patients hands-on cosmetic techniques to help them cope with appearance-related side effects from chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments. Wig care, scarf and hat use, skin care, and nail care will all be discussed, and all participants will receive a free makeup kit.

Look Good . . . Feel Better sessions are planned at:

o Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – MANDARIN, Shapiro Building, 10th floor conference room, 330 Brookline, in Boston on Monday, January 25, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Preregistration is required. To register, please call Christina Ho at 617-667-3436.

o Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, in Boston on Monday, January 25, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Preregistration is required. To register, please call 617-632-2216.

o Boston Medical Center, Moakley Building, 3rd floor conference room, 830 Harrison Avenue in Boston, from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Preregistration is required. To register, please call Tawana Jackson at 617-638-6428.

Cosmetologists certified and trained by the American Cancer Society will conduct the sessions, which are non-medical and do not promote any product line. Look Good . . . Feel Better is a free, supportive, informative, and enjoyable first step toward renewed self-esteem, self-confidence, and emotional recovery for cancer patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy.

Look Good . . . Feel Better is offered through a partnership of the American Cancer Society; the Personal Care Products Council Foundation; and the National Cosmetology Association. For more information about Look Good . . . Feel Better or for cancer information anytime contact your American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

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