It is amazing how one bag of makeup and a two-hour lesson in applying it can boost a woman's self image. This is the effect for female cancer patients during the American Cancer Society's "Look Good...Feel Better" program.

It is amazing how one bag of makeup and a two-hour lesson in applying it can boost a woman's self image. This is the effect for female cancer patients during the American Cancer Society's "Look Good...Feel Better" program.

"Look GoodFeel Better" is a free program for women stricken by cancer who are undergoing treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. During the session, attendees receive a makeup kit valued at $250 along with instruction from a volunteer cosmetologist on how to apply makeup and take care of their skin during treatment.

The event is fun by three groups: The American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and The National Cosmetology Association. It is hosted by different centers throughout Central Ohio, like The Wellness Community in Powell, which holds a session every other month.

Each session, which includes up to 12 participants, allows the women to learn a 12-step program on what makeup to apply and how. The steps include cleansing and moisturizing, followed by the everyday makeup application of eye shadow, mascara and lipstick. Participants also learn ways to cover their head if they have suffered from hair loss, like cutting up an old t-shirt to make a scarf.

The event also offers patients the opportunity to share stories, discuss treatments and even recommend wig shops.

"I love it," said Lora Daum-Reynolds, a cosmetologist and volunteer instructor in the program. "I love being able to make a difference."

For more information, visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.