This Saturday November 5, Shoppers Drug Mart is hosting its Holiday Beauty Gala at stores across Canada — a fun chance to try a festive new look and support women’s cancer charities like Look Good Feel Better Canada. I’ve got a few more details about the gala and the organizations it supports here, and you can also learn more during Shoppers’ Twitter party this Thursday, November 3 at 8 pm EST.
This is the fifth year Shoppers Drug Mart LOVE.YOU. has launched the National Beauty Galas in support of women’s health. The Beauty Gala is a one-day event to help raise funds for The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in Ontario, British Columbia and Yukon; Beauty Gives Back in Alberta, Atlantic and Prairies; and the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation in Quebec. Tickets are $10 and available in store ($5 goes to the designated charity and $5 is redeemable on a cosmetic purchase during the event.)
In 2015 the national Galas raised over $1.7 million dollars in support of women’s health. In Ontario, funds support the development of an online decision-aid tool to help women make an informed and empowered decision about breast screening. Alberta, Atlantic and Prairies support Beauty Gives Back, the home of the Look Good Feel Better program and charitable foundation of Canada’s beauty industry. In Quebec, funds support women who face financial difficulties while they undergo treatment for breast cancer. And thanks to funding raised through the national Galas, traveling mammography units are available for breast cancer screening in communities across BC.
The Beauty Galas give customers a chance to personally indulge and positively impact the health of women. Event activities include skin analysis and makeup applications as well as special draws and raffles.
LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER CANADA
Look Good Feel Better was created from a belief that if a woman with cancer can be helped to look good, chances are she will feel better, her spirits will be lifted and she’ll be empowered to face her illness with greater confidence. Look Good Feel Better benefits from the Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Galas.
Look Good Feel Better is a free two-hour workshop that helps women take control of how they look during cancer treatment. The program enables women to reclaim their sense of self and face cancer with confidence and dignity.
Since 1992, tens of thousands of women have received support from Look Good Feel Better cosmetics and hair workshop program. However for every woman who attends a Look Good Feel Better workshop, there are 9 others who don’t.
To find out more about the Holiday Beauty Gala, please join the Holiday Beauty Gala Twitter Party this Thursday November 3, 2016.
I partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart on this post and love what they’re doing to support women’s cancer charities.