By Giselle Segovia
As the coordinator of social responsibility of CANIPEC, Mexico’s National Cosmetic Products Industry Trade Association, I have had the enormous pleasure of seeing Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) blossom in Mexico. The program has just completed its first year and is growing fast. It feels like it was only yesterday when LGFB was launched, so young and promising. Today LGFB is well on its way to a thriving program.
Having the chance of being part of this program is deeply rewarding. After completing the workshop, the look on the faces of the patients is one of confidence and excitement. Their mood has changed from gloomy to sunny.
The Mexican LGFB program started humbly and gained momentum throughout the year. Many companies jumped on board and the number of patients at the workshops increased significantly. To date, we have served 166 women in 2014. Due to the increase in attendance, we will now be offering two LGFB workshops per month in participating hospitals.
On behalf of CANIPEC I would like to thank the U.S. LGFB team for making this amazing program possible, for allowing us to bring a little sunshine to the lives of women cancer patients, for supporting us and sharing your knowledge which has helped us indescribably to grow the program as we have. While we have a lot to learn we feel that we are on the right track.
Once again, thank you for blessing us with the ability to help women cancer patients in Mexico. It is indeed one of the highest gifts a human being can possess. CANIPEC wishes you all an excellent 2015!