Volunteer Spotlight: Sharon Howard, Kansas City, Missouri

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The
second post for our National Volunteer Week blog series features Sharon Howard, a Look
Good Feel Better volunteer from Kansas City, Missouri, who has been recognized
with the 2015 Look Good Feel Better National
Sunrise Award
in the General Volunteer category.

A registered
nurse, Sharon has been a vital part of the Look Good Feel Better program for
four years. As a Survivorship Nurse Navigator and Look Good Feel Better
coordinator at St. Luke’s Cancer Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, Sharon has
been a devoted promoter and leader for the program. Her enthusiasm and guidance
have shaped the program at St. Luke’s Cancer Institute into a program offering
monthly workshops that doubled patient participation. She has also been
instrumental in expanding the Look Good Feel Better program to an additional
St. Luke’s location in Kansas City.

We asked Sharon
a few questions about her experience with Look Good Feel Better, and here is
what she had to say:

Q: What brought you to Look Good Feel
Better?  

Sharon: I was
first introduced to the Look Good Feel Better program early on in my Oncology
career.  When I began my role five years
ago with the Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute, I immediately made it a priority to
offer this tremendous program to our patients.

Q: What has been your most memorable moment
with Look Good Feel Better and why?  

Sharon: My
most memorable moment with Look Good Feel Better is participating in the
classes, and seeing the change in the women as they find new and exciting ways
to look and feel beautiful. Even the most devastating cancers can be forgotten
for a few minutes during the sessions.

Q: What is your favorite section of the
program? Is there a particular reason?  

Sharon: I
have two favorite sections of the program. The first is seeing the looks on the
ladies’ faces when they open up their makeup kits and see all the contents of
their makeup bags. It is like Christmas! My next favorite section is the
positive change you can see in ladies’ countenance from the beginning to the
end of the class.

Q: Why do you continue to volunteer with
Look Good Feel Better, or why would you recommend it to others?  

Sharon: I
continue to volunteer with Look Good Feel Better and would recommend it to
others simply because I believe in it. The program makes such a profound
difference in the patients’ lives.

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