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Volunteers give cancer patients confidence

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

Training has begun for some local heroes.

Joan Vance is a cancer survivor and now she is giving back by doing makeovers for the Look Good Feel Better Program.

“I've walked in their shoes and I can help them a whole lot with their feelings, their self-esteem to help them know it gets better,” Vance said.

Vance wasn't the only one that stepped up to help. Several other cosmetologists with big hearts were at St. Mary's Seton Cancer Center hoping to make a difference. 

“The main purpose of what we do is to make every woman feel beautiful and feel confident. So, I thought if we can do that for women going through cancer, what better way to do that,” said Laura Corbat, a volunteer.

Kathi Smith-Nowlin, director of Cancer Care Services at St. Mary’s of Michigan, said she is thrilled to see so many beauty experts donating their time to make a difference.

“We have had a really big response, not only from cosmetologists that are here today for the training, but also from patients that are inquiring about the program,” she said.

Smith-Nowlin said the cosmetologists will be trained on how to use all of the products in the free kit so they can start helping those who need it right away.

Vane said she is going to do all she can to help survivors feel better.

“Once they get down the road and progress along they find out that it’s doable and they can manage it,” she said.

If you’d like more information on the Look Good Feel Better program, you can call 800-227-2345.

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