Honored To Be an Award Recipiant

Working in the beauty industry, I found myself realizing I needed more, I wanted to give back. About 6 years ago I was introduced to the Look Good Feel Better Program. Such an amazing program. One that helps women during cancer treatment with  skin and nail care, makeup tips, some ideas on scarf tying and wig care.Something that any women  could use help with never mind someone that is having medical treatment that totally alters their appearance. Sometimes underestimated and very hard for some!

I help to run this program along with another beauty industry friend at our local Cancer Center  once a month,on the first Wednesday of the month. We love to have large groups of ladies, knowing so many people are touches by this disease.  Like many others, this work has changed a little for me after my brother was diagnosed with oral cancer and sadly we lost him after his tough battle. I feel a need to continue to work hard to help as many people as I can that are fighting this fight.

Working hard with American Cancer Society to make this program successful, changes when needed and help as many ladies as we can, I have been recognized for my work. I have been awarded the State Sunrise Award for 2016. An Award I am honored and humbled to receive.

“Each year, Look Good Feel Better presents the awards to volunteers who have made extraordinary contributions to the program and the lives of the women it serves. The award-winning volunteers were chosen from a field of candidates from across the country.” the ward is dedicated to the volunteer that  Demonstrates willingness and availability to work with patients. The nominee must have a minimum participation of four Look Good Feel Better® patient workshops or other LGFB activities throughout the year. B. Assumes an active role as a leader in the LGFB program; i.e. coordinating volunteers for a particular program location or geographic area, participation as a trainer in LGFB certification and update classes. C. Actively works to raise awareness of LGFB in their community through: recruiting new volunteers, promoting the LGFB program to medical professionals or patients within their community, and serving as a spokesperson if called upon. D. Recognized as a knowledgeable source of information about LGFB for other volunteers. ”

 

I am hopeful that my volunteering with the AMC and Look Good Feel Better may continue to grow into other opportunists…. Stay tuned for another update soon!

 

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Lena Hartford
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