September 10, 2013 · 0 Comments
Lending their support to the cause at Shoppers were Dilys Dowker, Maria Rooth, Councillor Avia Eek, Carlos Quinto, Sarah Carrick-West, King Mayor Steve Pellegrini, Councillors Debbie Schaefer and Cleve Mortelliti.
Photo by Jeff Doner
By Jeff Doner
Shoppers Drug Mart in King City was buzzing on Saturday, as customers signed up and booked appointments for 30-minute consultations and makeup sessions in support of a good cause.
“It’s called the Look Good Feel Better Foundation and it’s aimed towards women with cancer,” said King City Shoppers Drug Mart beauty expert, Sarah Carrick-West. “It helps provide women with wigs and cosmetics to help make them feel good while they’re going through their treatments. It’s meant to be a huge confidence booster for these women.”
In 1992, Look Good Feel Better was launched to empower women to manage the effects that cancer and its treatment have on their appearance and morale.
Through hands-on workshops, experts help women master simple cosmetic techniques, explore hair alternatives and learn about cosmetic hygiene, nail and skin care.
Carrick-West said this year her team at Shoppers wanted to step things up a notch.
“Every couple months we do a gala, but we wanted to do this one specifically for the charity, so all the proceeds that we make today with the ticket sales and the guessing game, everything is going straight to charity,” she said.
“It’s just like a party. Usually it’s just the boutique, but I wanted to try and make it into a whole store kind of event, so that’s why we got the cotton candy and the clown to interact with the kids.”
Customers wishing to participate purchased a $10 ticket for the makeup session, of which $5 went straight to the charity. Money was also raised by people making a donation to take a shot at a guessing game where they could win a gift basket.
Carrick-West said the event was fully booked throughout the day and raised roughly $600 for the charity. For more information on Look Good Feel Better, visit www.lgfb.ca.