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Workshop to Help Female Cancer Patients "Look Good Feel Good"

Posted Date: 5/20/2015
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  RUMC to Host Workshop to Help Female Cancer Patients  Look Good Feel Better


Free Event on May 28th Designed for Women Dealing with Hair Loss & Skin Changes from Treatment

Staten Island, NY Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) today announced that it will be hosting a free, 2-hour Look Good Feel Better workshop at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 28th in its Main Lobby Conference Room for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. Participants will learn specific techniques to help make the most of their appearance while undergoing treatment.

The program will include:

  • A detailed description and demonstration of the 12-step skin care and makeup program.
  • Instruction on options relating to hair loss, including wigs (types/care), turbans/scarves and nail care.
  • Helpful suggestions on clothing and ways to use flattering colors and shapes, as well as ways to camouflage areas of concern during cancer treatment.

Each participant participating in a group workshop receives a free cosmetics kit, donated by the cosmetics industry, to use as tools to learn techniques during the program and take home.

Space is limited, so reservations are required. For more information, or to reserve a place, please call Kathy Giovinazzo at (718) 818-2143.

Look Good Feel Better is a program of The Personal Care Products Council Foundation. For more information, please visit: www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.

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About Richmond University Medical Center

Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), an affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, is a 473-bed healthcare facility serving borough residents as a leader in the areas of surgery, gastroenterology, pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology, endocrinology, urology, oncology, orthopedics, surgery and maternal health. With over 2,500 employees, RUMC is one of the largest employers on Staten Island.  Its main campus is located at 355 Bard Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10310. RUMC also offers behavioral health services at its Bayley Seton campus located at 75 Vanderbilt Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10304.  Both are easily accessible by public transportation.