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Univision’s Lourdes Stephen Helps Latina Cancer Patients Look Good, Feel Better Through Live, Streaming Spanish-language “Virtual Workshop”

Sal y Pimienta Host joins Beauty Experts to Offer Lessons on Dealing with Outward Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

The beauty industry focuses on making people look good to feel better, but what happens when something like cancer transforms your look?  It is even more important to get support to keep up esteem and health.  Look Good Feel Better® is a program that joins beauty experts and workshops and online support to help women work through new beauty regimes to shine during challenging times.

Coming up this Wednesday, an online workshop specifically geared to the challenges Latina women may face when going through cancer treatments.

WHAT: Look Good Feel Better®, a program dedicated to boosting cancer patients’ self-esteem and confidence through lessons on how to manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment, will partner with Univision’s Lourdes Stephen for a Spanish-language “virtual” workshop. Ms. Stephen will be joined by beauty experts who will offer instruction, tips and advice – tailored to Latina women – for dealing with hair loss, changes in skin, complexion and *nails during your cancer treatment, taken straight from the live LGFB community based group workshop program.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 31, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (

WHERE: Streaming live at
Register at

WHO: Lourdes Stephen, host of Univision’s Sal y Pimienta
Lilly Rivera, makeup artist, and Petra Belen, hair stylist
Louanne Roark, Executive Director, Look Good Feel Better

Look Good Feel Better is a nationwide program that offers free workshops and educational resources that address skin changes and concerns, and offers lessons on wigs, turbans, cosmetics, nail care, and accessories, and wardrobe styling. Workshops are facilitated by 14,000 volunteer beauty professionals in more than 3,000 locations nationwide. During the past 23 years, the program has served more than 800,000 people with cancer in the U.S. and more than 1.2 million people with cancer around the world. The program is made possible through a collaboration of the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association.


59,200 Latinas will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in 2012.
1 in 3 Latinas will be diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Latinas, followed by colorectal cancer and thyroid cancer.
Even though Latinas have lower breast cancer rates than white women, they are more likely than whites to be diagnosed at a later stage, when the cancer is more advanced and harder to treat.
According to a recent survey, one-third of women with cancer said that their altered -appearance during treatment negatively impacted relationships with their friends, their spouse and their kids
37% of women in the same survey said that they avoided leaving the house because of the way that they looked during cancer treatment.

Look Good Feel Better is not for Latinas alone.  The site helps women of all ages and race.

*I support the great work of LGFB but have raised the issue of the advice given to people to bring their own implements to a professional manicure appointment.  Sanitation/Sterilization laws vary by state and many manicurists will not accept using client tools because there is no way to verify they are appropriately cleaned.  Manicurists must also use an EPA approved disinfectant that is not available to the general public.  For health and safety, find a manicurist that follows these steps for a sanitized manicure.

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