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A Surprising Transformation
Her spirits soaring and head held high, June Cupples walked out of the Cancer Center of Excellence looking – and feeling – like a new woman after completing a session of Look Good…Feel Better. With her new makeup in hand and sporting the lovely new hairpiece she received at the session, June left with something more than a pretty face; she gained a whole new perspective on life.
“The session lasted about an hour and a half, and it was the best hour and a half I have ever spent doing anything,” she said. “My friend and I could have stayed a lot longer, and we both came out feeling a whole lot better about ourselves.”
White County Medical Center is proud to support the Look Good…Feel Better program and has served as a host location for the past three years. The Cancer Center of Excellence Conference Room offers a peaceful setting for the Look Good…Feel Better sessions to take place.
The Look Good…Feel Better program, funded by the American Cancer Society (ACS), is specifically designed for women undergoing cancer treatments with a goal to restore women’s self-confidence and renew their spirits while battling cancer. The ACS trains and certifies volunteer beauty specialists to help women at each session apply makeup and select a hairpiece or head covering that suits them best.
Before attending Look Good…Feel Better, June avoided going to the grocery store and was hesitant to even walk to the mailbox for fear someone would see her. “It’s been a good three years since I put on makeup or tried to look nice,” she said. “This is the third time I’ve had cancer. I had gotten to the point where I felt so depressed … I felt like I looked terrible and that there was no use in trying to look decent.”
Despite being anxious about what to expect, June had her own support group join her at the session; her friend Willie and granddaughter Alexis were by her side the whole time. Any nervousness she experienced quickly subsided as she felt the kindness and compassion from the other ladies present.
“Spending time with other women like me, learning how to apply makeup and finding the right wig was an awesome experience,” June said. “It wasn’t just that day, the impact that it had on me has lasted since then. I get that renewed feeling every time I put on the makeup and wig and dress up a little bit to go out in public.”
June continues to be amazed by the transformation she has experienced in the weeks since attending Look Good…Feel Better. Now, she recommends the session to other women who are battling cancer. She is no longer fearful about running errands or checking the mail; she feels empowered and has regained the confidence to talk to neighbors, go to church and face life.
“No matter how bad you might feel on the inside, when you feel like you look good on the outside, it gives you a different outlook and it makes going through this easier,” she said. “Other ladies need to attend. Don’t just sit home and think about it, make a date to do this for yourself. You are not alone in this!”
The next session of Look Good…Feel Better will be Monday, June 25, at 1 p.m. in the Cancer Center of Excellence Conference Room, located at 415 Rodgers Drive. (Sessions are typically held every other month.) To RSVP for the June 25 session, or for more information, please call (501) 380-1057 or email email@example.com .
ABOUT WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
As the leading healthcare provider in a six-county area, White County Medical Center associates strive to create a healthy community by providing quality patient care and participating in community health events. White County Medical Center is the largest employer in Searcy with more than 1,500 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.