Tomorrow will be the 30th Annual DreamBall benefitting Look Good Feel Better, an organization that sheds light on how people with cancer use beauty to deal with the devastating side effects of the disease while regaining their self-confidence. This year’s DreamBall will celebrate 25 years of the organization and honors a diverse group of men and women for whom cancer, beauty and wellness, and the Look Good Feel Better program have a special meaning. Included in the list of honorees this year is Dr. Oz, for his advocacy for living the best life possible and caring for the whole patient from the inside out, as well as Samantha Harris, a cancer survivor, entertainment correspondent and former co-host of Dancing with the Stars.
In just a short amount of time Look Good Feel Better has helped more than 900,000 people in the US and 1.5 million people in 25 countries around the world regain confidence during cancer treatment by helping them to deal with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. All workshops are free, available in all 50 states and staffed by local expert volunteers that offer lessons in how to apply cosmetics and accessories that help address the changes in skin and hair loss that often accompany cancer treatment. Also included are styling tips to help mask weight changes and surgical alterations.
Each year Look Good Feel Better continues to increase its reach, providing workshops in more than 2,500 locations from coast-to-coast, with more than 6,000 volunteers across the country. In 2013 alone, Look Good Feel Better provided more than 15,400 free workshops nationwide that reached an estimated 50,000 women.