Participants receive $300 cosmetic kit worth
Sometimes what’s on the outside does count. “If you look good, you feel better,” said Donna Zahn of Easton, a licensed cosmetologist, who lost her husband and sister to cancer. That’s why she volunteers to show women with cancer how to take care of their skin and nails, apply makeup, and do their hair so they look and feel good.
Zahn will lead The American Cancer Society’s “Look Good, Feel Better” program at St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Warren Campus from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, May 22. The program will be held in the Farley Education Center Room A.
The free hands-on workshop is open to all women over 18 who are about to undergo treatment, who are undergoing treatment, or who recently completed cancer treatment. Zahn will demonstrate the American Cancer Society’s 12-step skin care and makeup program, provide instructions on options relating to hair loss, including wigs, turbans, and scarves, and suggest ways to dress that use flattering colors and shapes, as well as ways to camouflage areas of concern during cancer treatment.
Participants will receive a kit worth $300 containing cosmetics donated by the cosmetic industry.
Zahn, who gave up her corporate job to work as a cosmetologist, said she was inspired to volunteer for this program by her sister, Kathleen Herzog. Herzog would always put on lipstick and some blush and hide her bald head behind a turban because she refused to let her cancer make her look bad. Zahn said she tries to make the program “fun” for participants.
The program is free, but participants must register. To register, please call the ACS at 800-227-2345.
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About St. Luke’s
Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 22 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.