NEW HAVEN — For women undergoing cancer treatment, the appearance-related side effects can be devastating.  The American Cancer Society is working to improve the quality of life for cancer patients with a program that teaches beauty and self-image techniques to help cope with the side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation.  Currently a need exists for certified cosmetologists who would be willing to give an hour or two per month to help implement the program at the Hospital of St. Raphael and Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven as well as Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center in Middletown.

“Look Good, Feel Better” is a free, community based, national program of the American Cancer Society that uses the volunteer services of licensed cosmetologists to offer services including makeup, skin care, nail care, and options related to hair loss, such as wigs, turbans and scarves.

Participants receive a free kit of cosmetics for use during and after the workshop, and the program is product-neutral.  Volunteers and program participants do not promote any product line or manufacturer. All cosmetics used in the group program have been donated. Interested volunteers must be licensed cosmetologists and attend a training workshop. To learn more phone 800-227-2345 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..