American Cancer Society DreamBall After Dark

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On September 28th, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation in collaboration with the American Cancer Society and the Professional Beauty Association hosted their annual DreamBall, a black-tie gala to raise funds for the Look Good Feel Better program.

The Love Button Global Movement was happy to donate 400 Love Buttons to the event and help celebrate the work of an organization that brings love and healing to so many around the world.  For more than 30 years, the Look Good Feel Better program has assisted over one million people fighting cancer in the U.S. and 1.7 million around the world in regaining their confidence by helping them cope with the appearance challenges associated with cancer treatment.  Workshops are available in all 50 states and operated by local experts that offer lessons in cosmetics, wardrobe, and accessories application.

Held at Cipriani on 42nd Street in New York City, NBC News correspondent, Tamron Hall, acted as mistress of ceremonies for the evening that honored beauty industry leaders Daniel M. Annese, Global Brand President, Aramis and Designer Fragrances, The Estée Lauder Companies, and Marc Rey, President and CEO of Shiseido Americas.  Two Look Good Feel Better participants were also honored, Broadway star, Valisia LeKae, and America’s Got Talent sensation, Calysta Bevier.  Both artists, who also performed at the event, shared their inspiring stories of triumph over ovarian cancer and how important the Look Good Feel Better program was in their healing process.

“At the American Cancer Society, we regularly hear from patients that the aesthetic side effects that accompany treatment for ovarian cancer, or any cancer, can be emotionally debilitating,” said Kris Kim, Executive Vice President and Eastern Division Operating Officer for the American Cancer Society. “The Look Good Feel Better Program helps alleviate this anxiety, so women can refocus their attention on healing.”

Photo credit: Billy Farrell Agency.

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