A cancer diagnosis is never easy. Support groups such as Bosom Buddies and Look Good Feel Better, both of which are offered via a partnership with Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital and the American Cancer Society, offer a way to channel the maze of feelings, frustrations and fears.
Bosom Buddies is targeted to those with breast cancer, who are experiencing the various stages of the disease from chemotherapy to remission.
The support group meets on the hospital’s campus at the Human Resources building, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia. The open-forum support meetings, held on the second Monday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m., are free and open to any breast cancer patient or survivor.
Look Good, Feel Better is a bi-monthly meeting that offers cancer patients the opportunity to learn makeup application, nail care, wig or scarf fittings and more from professional cosmetologists and aestheticians. The Valencia American Cancer Society office has a wide array of free wigs, hats, scarves and turbans for its clients, as well as complimentary transport to and from meetings and physician appointments.
Each attendee leaves with a free name-brand makeup kit provided by the Personal Care Products Foundation and National Cosmetology Association. The next meeting will be help October, 9, 7 to 9 p.m. at Henry Mayo’s Human Resources building, 23871 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Reservations are required. Call (800) 227-2345.
For more information on the American Cancer Society support groups offered at Henry Mayo, call (800) 227-2345. Ask for services in the Santa Clarita Valley. For more information on Henry Mayo’s comprehensive cancer care services, visit www.henrymayo.com.