PATIENTS GET BEAUTY TIPS; CANCER SOCIETY OFFERS WOMEN BEAUTY BOOST.Byline: Mary Lou Aurelio Daily News Staff Writer
Cancer survivor and La Canada mother of two, Beth Lynn Hall, looked like a model - skin aglow and eyes beaming - after her makeup makeup
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Hall said it is important to ``look and act normal'' so her 9 and 13 year old sons ``don't think having cancer means you're going to die.''
The 38-year-old mom was joined by former first lady Nancy Reagan and other breast cancer survivors Cancer survivors are those individuals with cancer of any type, current or past, who are still living. The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) pioneered the definition of survivor as from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life, a person diagnosed with Tuesday to publicize pub·li·cize
tr.v. pub·li·cized, pub·li·ciz·ing, pub·li·ciz·es
To give publicity to.
publicize or -cise
[-cizing, -cized] a free, 10-year-old American Cancer Society American Cancer Society,
n.pr established in 1913, this national volunteer-based health organization is committed to the elimination of cancer through prevention and treatment and to diminishing cancer suffering through advocacy, scholarship, research, program designed to help women suffering from chemotherapy-related hair loss and skin problems.
A ``Look Good. . . Feel Better'' trailer, which is embarking on a 22-city promotional tour, made a stopover at the USC/Norris Cancer Center in near Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. .
Volunteer cosmetologists and hair stylists, including some who are cancer survivors, teach the women how to apply makeup to skin that sometimes becomes darkened dark·en
v. dark·ened, dark·en·ing, dark·ens
a. To make dark or darker.
b. To give a darker hue to.
2. To fill with sadness; make gloomy.
3. or blotchy blotch
1. A spot or blot; a splotch.
2. A discoloration on the skin; a blemish.
3. Any of several plant diseases caused by fungi and resulting in brown or black dead areas on leaves or fruit.
tr. from the medical treatments. They also provide advice about wigs, scarves scarves
A plural of scarf1.
a plural of scarf1 and hats.
Reagan appeared at the combination 10th anniversary celebration and publicity event to alert women to the service. The former first lady watched the makeup demonstration in the ``Look Good . . . Feel Better'' trailer, then spoke to the gathering outside.
``At the most horrible time in your life, when it takes all your strength and energy just to get through it, having this support program makes it easier,'' Reagan told the survivors, family members, doctors and nurses who attended the event. ``As any woman knows, when you look good you feel better.''
Hall has participated before in the ``Look Good . . . Feel Better'' program, which is held regularly at the Norris Center. She said the skin under her eyes darkened during the treatments.
``I wanted to still look like mommy - we want to be treated as normal,'' Hall said, adding that the program helped.
``It shows you how to deal with the different changes and blotches on your skin, so you're not constantly looking in the mirror,'' Hall said. ``It gives you a boost.''
``I thought it was wonderful,'' Annie Chilingerian of Pasadena said of the makeup class. ``It takes me away from thinking about my cancer.''
The ``Look Good . . . Feel Better'' program is provided through a partnership of the American Cancer Society, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation and the National Cosmetology cos·me·tol·o·gy
The study or art of cosmetics and their use.
[French cosmétologie : cosmétique, cosmetic; see cosmetic + -logie, -logy. Association. Nationwide, more than 45,000 hairstylists, wig experts, makeup artists and nail technicians participate and the cosmetics industry donates more than 800,000 cosmetics samples, valued at over $10 million each year.
More than 200,000 women undergoing cancer treatments have participated in the program. The sessions are taught by licensed cosmetologists and wig and scarf experts who are American Cancer Society volunteers.
Every participant receives a box of cosmetics, such as Lancome, Estee Lauder, and Maybelline products.
``It's cool,'' Hall said. ``I get things I wouldn't be able to afford on my budget - it's a treat for me.''
The program is open to all women cancer patients who are undergoing radiation or chemotherapy treatments. Each year about 30,000 patients participate, and it is available for Spanish-only speakers as well.
There is also a ``Look Good . . . Feel Better for Teens,'' designed for girls and boys from 13 to 17 who are undergoing cancer treatments. For more information about the programs call (800) 395-LOOK.
PHOTO (1) Nancy Reagan visits with Lynn Hall in a customized vehicle where women undergoing cancer treatment learn special makeup techniques.
(2) Women primp primp
v. primped, primp·ing, primps
To dress or groom (oneself) with meticulous or excessive attention to detail.
To dress or groom oneself with elaborate care; preen. before the former first lady arrives.
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