Health—General & Rehabilitative

Personal Care Products Council Foundation

More Than Makeup

aka Look Good Feel Better Foundation

Washington, DC

Mission

Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to improving the self esteem and quality of life of people undergoing treatment for cancer. Now in its 31st year, the program has served over one million people with cancer in the U.S. and more than 2 million people with cancer around the world. Its free workshops, webinars and at-home programs offer lessons on skin and nail care, wigs and turbans, cosmetics, accessories and personal styling - helping cancer patients to regain confidence and to focus on becoming survivors and thrivers.

Ruling Year

1988

Principal Officer

Ms. Louanne Roark

Main Address

1620 L Street, NW Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20036 USA

Formerly Known As

Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association Foundation

Keywords

cancer support services, women cancer support, bi-lingual cancer support, teen cancer support, men cancer support

EIN

52-1523017

 Number

3845028138

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Health Support Services (E60)

Cancer (G30)

Personal Social Services (P50)

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What we aim to solve

Cancer diagnosis and its treatments have a profound impact on a person – physically, emotionally, socially, and financially. While healthcare professionals primarily focus on the physical aspects of care and treatment, less resources and attention are dedicated to the emotional well-being of patients. The Look Good Feel Better program strives to fill that gap. Over 850,000 women in the USA will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Coping with the diagnosis, treatment and the resulting side effects can be difficult and often leaves one feeling alone, losing their sense of self, control and confidence which is so central to well-being. Our workshops and virtual program delivery build a special sense of community, one of sharing and caring, encouragement, understanding and hope, motivating participants to rise up to thrive and survive.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Luzca Bien Sientase Mejor

Look Good Feel Better for Teens

Look Good Feel Better for Men

Look Good Feel Better Program

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of curricula designed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified,

Females

Related program

Look Good Feel Better Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

On-demand, flexible pace Volunteer Training Platform for Beauty professionals and other volunteers to lead and support workshops

Number of volunteer management professionals trained

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Look Good Feel Better Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Training of volunteers to lead workshops on virtual platform

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

To serve more of the over 850,000 people diagnosed with cancer each year in the US. To enhance quality of life, empower confidence and restore their sense of self, changing the face of cancer. Impact of COVID-19 As the Covid-19 situation evolves in the U.S, Look Good Feel Better continues to take its responsibility for the health and safety of its workshop participants, volunteers and hospital staff partners very seriously. COVID-19 has had a substantial impact on its cornerstone in-person, group workshops. Because they’re conducted in hospital settings, and with stringent social distancing directives in communities, temporary suspensions of in-person workshops have been in place since March. The COVID-19 crisis has altered lives in so many ways, but it has not dampened Look Good Feel Better’s mission and commitment to those battling cancer. Cancer treatments and its side effects will continue, and changes in skin, loss of hair, eyelashes and brows will have the cascading effect of reduced confidence and morale. As self-quarantining continues, these measures may exacerbate existing feelings of isolation and anxiety, particularly among people with underlying medical conditions like cancer for whom the virus is particularly dangerous. The camaraderie and community that an in-person workshop provides, ironically, is not available at a time when it is needed most. While its in-person workshops are temporarily suspended, the Look Good Feel Better LIVE! Virtual Workshops continues to be a valuable resource to those battling cancer. This online workshop can help fill the social distancing void and offer much-needed respite, connection, and support. The program has steadily grown since its debut in 2019, and in these uncertain times, is now an effective means of building community and providing a safe and convenient way for women to experience the Look Good Feel Better program.

Grow program awareness Develop greater engagement and connection between program and workshop host deliver sites. Expand new workshop delivery models and outlets including virtual delivery over the web and at more diverse local community host sites Modernize program infrastructure and delivery though technology and automation efficiency to manage volunteers, patient registrations, host site coordination, volunteer and Alliance member training. Increase the numbers and diversity of volunteer beauty professionals supporting the program Inspire volunteers to become regional coordinators to help organize volunteers and facilities where workshops can take place. Train volunteers via online training

Rolling our new "Alliance' business model that creates true 'partnership' between organization and program delivery sites. Our Virtual Workshop delivery- Look Good Feel Better Live! is the first and only program serving this need nationwide and available free to all participants. Partnering with retailers and salons for possible alternate delivery models Model after our international affiliates program and volunteer structure Launching new Salesforce based technology infrastructure platform to optimize departmental functions, program and donor management New online training is being developed to meet needs of on-boarding new volunteers and provide continuing education and training for current ones.

2019: Grow virtual program delivery from pilot to conducting at least one workshop on virtual platform per month. 2020: Growing need and demand is fueling engagement in virtual program and impacting so many cancer patients feeling even more isolated during the Covid-19 pandemic. As we return to offering in-person workshops: On-boarding all remaining and supporting workshop partner "Alliance" host sites Retail Partner engagement and program training has started

Online training is currently in development and testing Virtual program pilot completed and Zoom platform scheduling is complete and functional and serving a great many of patients in need! We will expand training for volunteers to host more of these and in other languages as time and staff allows. Key volunteers have already been trained and conduct almost on daily basis through this COVID-19 crisis. Information has been communicated to host sites and volunteers as well as through social media. Additional funding needed for volunteer training, host site management and support, shipping of kits and information collateral to provide caregivers, health professionals.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Not Applicable

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