Family & Friends
“I was fortunate enough to attend a Look Good Feel Better workshop with a friend of mine who has cancer. It was a wonderful workshop, and I believe everyone in the room got something positive out of it.
There was such a mixture of women, all with a different confidant – mothers, daughters, sisters and friends – all there to provide morale support. It really was a joy seeing the uncertainty in their faces at the beginning, being replaced by beautiful smiles at the end of it.
My friend has definitely reaped the benefits. Every time she goes out now, she puts her make-up on just like she was shown to do at the workshop. She has become more confident in her appearance. Her wig, hats and makeup have enabled her to enjoy her social life again.
Having seen how the workshops are run, I would encourage any woman who is a bit apprehensive to go along. I am certain it will be an enjoyable experience.
Thank you to everyone who keeps Look Good Feel Better going. To all the people who donate their time and money so generously, it does mean so much to the women who are going through their treatment, and their supporters”.
-Gerry Bateson, Wellington
“I’d heard good things about Look Good Feel Better, but it wasn’t until my sister attended a workshop that I got to see first hand what people have been talking about all this time.
My sister is now into her second round of chemotherapy for breast cancer, which was detected last year. Her treatment has not only robbed her of her hair, but it has also taken away her confidence of feeling beautiful. It’s very difficult to feel beautiful when you have no hair and you feel like throwing up most of the time.
She was a bit hesitant about attending the workshop, but afterwards she said it was the best thing she had done in a long time.
From a supporter’s point of view, it was just fantastic. The Tutor and volunteers were so helpful and attentive. They really made every woman feel special – something you really need when you are feeling ill! They gave the women a couple of hours to forget their treatment regime.
There were quite a few supporters the day we went, and we all agreed that every woman walked into the room with their heads hung low, but they walked out smiling, with their heads held high again”.
-Moera Tuilaepa, Wellington