A $100,000 donation from the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation in Canada will help to lift the spirits of women undergoing cancer treatments.
Like its counterparts in other countries, the charitable arm of Mary Kay Canada is dedicated to ending domestic violence and supporting women living with cancer. It accomplishes the latter through a partnership with Look Good Feel Better, a program that teaches beauty techniques—think skin care, wigs, accessories and styling—to people with cancer, helping them manage the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
For the fourth consecutive year, the foundation is contributing $100,000 to the program. Jane Wilson, Development Officer of Look Good Feel Better, accepted the donation during the foundation’s recent MK5K—Diane Tsialtas Memorial Run. “No woman should ever have to face cancer alone,” said Wilson, herself a breast cancer survivor. “Thanks to our longstanding relationship with Mary Kay and the support of their foundation, it’s in part because of generous donations like these that they don’t have to.”
In addition to providing financial backing, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants put in volunteer hours with Look Good Feel Better, conducting cosmetic workshops in hospitals and cancer treatment centers across Canada. Currently, more than 65 percent of the program’s volunteer beauty professionals are Mary Kay Consultants. Look Good Feel Better is a collaboration of the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association.