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Look Good & Feel Better This July

Feel Better Month

New Zealand cancer charity, Look Good Feel Better, is encouraging Kiwis to feel good on the outside and in by supporting their awareness campaign, Feel Better Month this July.

The charity, which has been part of the New Zealand community for 24 years, will launch the first Feel Better Month this July. This campaign is about making Kiwis look and feel great while supporting a charity that does just that for women and teens with cancer.

Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to improving the wellbeing and self-confidence of people undergoing treatment for any type of cancer through practical workshops.

Many women who experience a Look Good Feel Better workshop tell us that Look Good Feel Better helped them regain a sense of control and normality at a time when diagnosis and treatment had taken over their lives.

Look Good Feel Better General Manager, Clare O’Higgins, says when we feel better on the outside it has a powerful effect on the way we feel on the inside too.

“Women with cancer who experience a Look Good Feel Better workshop often walk out with not only a smile on their face but renewed confidence too. We want New Zealanders to feel positive and confident, like they do.

“That’s why our theme for July is designed to not only raise awareness and funds but to spread that positive vibe to those who contribute during Feel Better Month.

“We run over 196 workshops nationwide in 24 centres. We hope this campaign will help us reach our goal of being in 30 centres in the next twelve months, so each participant travels no more than 30 minutes to attend,” adds O’Higgins.

Want to brighten your smile during July? Farmers and Elizabeth Arden have made it easy to feel better inside and out by donating $2 from every Elizabeth Arden lipstick sold during Feel Better Month.

Shop at Farmers nationwide this July and purchase the beautiful range of Look Good Feel Better’s famous lipstick pens and bookmark or emery boards. The sale of these items will go directly to create more Look Good Feel Better workshops throughout the charity.

Saben, leading New Zealand leather accessories label, has also come on board with their ‘Power of Red’ range to support Feel Better Month. Purchase items from the range: Kiss Me Quick Purse, Miller red handbag or a Billie red handbag this July and all proceeds will go directly to Look Good Feel Better.

Roanne Jacobson, Saben’s Designer, says she couldn’t be more proud to support such an important campaign and charity.

“Saben creates beautiful, luxurious and playful products and Look Good Feel Better inspires these emotions in the women they care for in their brilliant workshops – it’s an ideal partnership and we want our customers to feel as uplifted as the ladies who walk out of a Look Good Feel Better workshop.”

Brighten your home, office or put a smile on someone else’s face by purchasing a beautiful bouquet with a delicious twist from Edible Blooms New Zealand. A donation will go to Look Good Feel Better throughout July.

To round off the month of activity, Look Good Feel Better will be at Westfield Shopping Centres from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 with their Wall of Wishes.

Shoppers will have the opportunity to write a message of hope and positivity on a colourful paper butterfly and attach their personal message to the Wall of Wishes.

“We think the butterfly is the perfect symbol for our charity for Feel Better Month. The butterfly goes through a great deal before it transforms into something beautiful and we feel this represents the journey many women go through,” says O’Higgins.

“The concept behind the Wall of Wishes is that the sum of the parts is great than the whole. At Look Good Feel Better we really believe that it’s the small contributions from the community that combine to truly make a difference to those undergoing cancer treatment.”

After Feel Better Month, their Walls of Wishes will be shared at Look Good Feel Better workshops across the country where participants will continue to contribute motivating messages.

The nationwide Feel Better Month campaign kicks off July 1st.

 

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Released on behalf of Look Good Feel Better by Goode PR, Auckland. For more information or for an interview with a Look Good Feel Better spokesperson please contact: Ella McIntosh of Goode PR, on +64 9 480 9948, +64 21 646 140 or email ella@goodepr.co.nz


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10 Facts Look Good Feel Better

  1. The workshops cater to all women regardless of age, ethnicity, type and stage of cancer
  2. 196 workshops are run throughout 24 regions in New Zealand every year with the goal of being in 30 centres in 12 months.
  3. Look Good Feel Better’s aim is to make sure no women needs to travel more than 30 minutes to attend a workshop by June 2015
  4. The workshops are completely free for the women attending
  5. Look Good Feel Better receives no Government funding and relies on corporate and public support
  6. Over 23,400 women have been helped to look good and feel better about themselves since the programme’s inception
  7. It costs just $80 to put one women through a Look Good Feel Better workshop
  8. 460 volunteers give over 70,000 hours a year
  9. Look Good Feel Better has been running in New Zealand since 1992
  10. 40,000 cosmetic items donated every year by companies of the Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association of NZ

 


Bakers Delight tastes good and feels better

bakers-delight-logoBakers Delight is encouraging Kiwi’s to use their loaf to help bring back smiles to women with cancer.

From 24 April – 14 May, all 31 Bakers Delight bakeries across New Zealand will donate $1 from every Cape Seed Loaf and Chia & Fruit Loaf to cancer charity Look Good Feel Better.

Every day, 55 people in New Zealand are diagnosed with cancer. Look Good Feel Better is the only international cancer support charity that provides practical, effective and free services for women and teenagers going through cancer treatment.

Through Look Good Feel Better workshops, thousands of New Zealand women are offered guidance, information and makeup expertise by trained volunteers.

The workshops have a powerful impact on the women who attend, not only on their looks but also their outlook. The volunteers are a source of guidance on the changes that occur from cancer treatment and help to provide renewed strength and a sense of control and normality.

All proceeds raised from the sale of Bakers Delight’s Cape Seed Loaves and Chia & Fruit Loaves directly benefit Look Good Feel Better workshops.

Clare O’Higgins, General Manager of Look Good Feel Better, says the annual support from Bakers Delight outlets nationwide is vital and enables the charity to offer more help and support.

“We really appreciate the long standing partnership we have with Bakers Delight.  With the help of this fundraising support we are working on expanding our programme to more centres so that we can offer support to all New Zealanders with cancer.  The funds raised through this campaign will help us do that,” says O’Higgins.

“Cancer diagnosis and treatment can be all consuming and exhausting,” adds O’Higgins.   “By buying these loaves, New Zealanders are helping us bring back smiles to those going through cancer and their support networks.”

Scott Paterson, Bakers Delight New Zealand Country Manager, says Look Good Feel Better is an important charity close to the hearts of the entire Bakers Delight team.

“With cancer touching the lives of so many New Zealanders, we’re proud to continue our support of Look Good Feel Better for another year and offer our customers an easy and tasty way to get behind this great cause,” said Paterson.

Chia-Fruit-Loaves-and-BunsBakers Delight Cape Seed Loaves are made with whole grain flour. With the goodness of whole grains and seeds, it is rich in antioxidants and low GI. Bakers Delight Chia & Fruit Loaves are made with wholemeal dough, juicy dates, sultanas and a hint of mixed spice. It is a great source of omega-3 ALA and also contains magnesium, iron and thiamine.

Bakers Delight Cape Seed Loaves range from $5.20 (regular) and $7.20 (large).

Chia & Fruit Loaves have an RRP of $5.50.

For more information or to find your nearest bakery please visit www.bakersdelight.co.nz


Beautiful Lengths Announces Second Year

Beautiful Lengths Announces Second Year – and Kiwi Women Are Called On
To Donate Their Hair for Charity

Leading haircare brand Pantene has today announced the launch of the second year of Pantene Beautiful Lengths, the first program of its kind in New Zealand to inspire Kiwi women to grow; cut and donate their hair to be turned into real-hair wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment.

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Bakers helping Kiwi women Look Good and Feel Better

Bakers Delight is looking to raise $6,000 to help support women’s cancer charity, Look Good Feel Better.

The campaign runs from 2 – 22 May with all 32 Bakers Delight bakeries throughout New Zealand donating $1 from every Cape Seed Loaf and Chia & Fruit Loaf sold to Look Good Feel Better. 

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More than just lip service press release

The hottest new ingredient in cosmetics will help to put a smile on the face of New Zealand women with cancer from today thanks to The Body Shop Foundation.

Move over Acai, Dragon Fruit is the latest natural ingredient to benefit not only our skin but our hearts and souls with Dragon Fruit Lip Butter, the first product from The Body Shop Foundation.

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The Countdown is on For Dream Week 2012

Following on from its successful first year, Look Good Feel Better’s Dream Week is back from Monday July 2nd to Sunday July 8th, with the nationwide campaign aimed at raising funds and awareness for the women’s cancer charity.

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Rock n’ Roll royalty supports cancer charity event

Local rock n’ roll legend from AC/DC fame, Phil Rudd, is readying his prized Ferrari’s for the ultimate Ferrari-fest aimed at raising funds for women’s cancer charity Look Good Feel Better.

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NZ Dream Week 2012 Announced

NZ Dream Week will kick off across the country from July 4 -10, women’s cancer charity Look Good Feel Better has announced.

The week-long celebration of Dream Week – 7 days of hope, marks 20 years of the charity in New Zealand. It will raise awareness of the Look Good Feel Better charity, highlighting the power of positivity and feeling good in a woman’s fight against cancer.

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Look Good Feel Better Selected For Special Fashion Fundraiser

New Zealand women’s fashion brand Repertoire has given its popular annual fashion events in Tauranga and Auckland a charity focus in 2012, giving profits from this month’s shows to women’s cancer charity Look Good Feel Better.

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Heart warming response to NZ House & Garden House Tours

The success of last month’s NZ House & Garden Tours shows that the spirit of giving is very much alive and well, with thousands of people buying tickets to the nationwide event and more than $200,000 raised for cancer charities Look Good Feel Better and The Cancer Society of New Zealand.

More than 5000 people from across the country got a sneak peek inside a selection of the most spectacular homes in Auckland, Tauranga and Wairarapa during the month of March. Sadly the Christchurch leg of the tour had to be cancelled due to the earthquake.

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