Shoppers Drug Mart spring gala helps cancer victims

Shoppers Drug Mart is treating women to a mini spa day this Saturday May 4 along with a fun fundraiser for Look Good Feel Better.

This Saturday Shoppers Drug Mart is treating women to a mini spa day Saturday.

The Cosmetics Spring Gala celebrates summer with free experiential demonstrations on spring make-up techniques, gel nails, skin consultations, relaxation and healing demonstrations, as well as gift giveaways, free samples, snacks and refreshments.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4 with the spring make-up session running from noon to 4 p.m.

The Cosmetics Spring Gala is also a fundraiser for the Look Good Feel Better program that helps to support women experiencing the effects of cancer and its treatment.

Due North Wellness will be there to provide visitors with demonstrations of Reiki, the Japanese art of energy healing, and Healing Touch.

The presenters say Healing Touch and Reiki are similar in that each discipline helps a person to reduce stress and creates deep relaxation in order for the body to help heal itself.

“Healing energy exists in the body but is depleted when a person is sick and as practitioners we help increase the patient’s healing energy supply,” say the presenters who will give the demonstrations. “Reiki and Healing touch are now used in many hospitals throughout North America as a meaningful and cost effective way to improve patient care.

“Reiki sessions cause patients to heal faster with less pain. Reiki accelerates recovery from surgery, improves mental attitude and reduces the negative effects of medication and other procedures.”

Due North Wellness also brings Tarot Cards and Angel Guidance readings to the event.

There will be hourly prize draws and four gift baskets to be won with a donation to the Look Good Feel Better program.

The event also includes a bake-sale and toonie toss event to raise funds for the Look Good Feel Better program.

Participants also have a chance to win a full-size fragrance in the Toonie Toss.

Those who spend $75 or more in cosmetics or fragrances receive a gift bag valued at $75 and 20 times the optimum points.

Look Good Feel Better is a two-hour, national public-service program dedicated to helping women living with cancer learn special cosmetic techniques and hair alternatives to manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer and its treatment.

The cornerstone of the free program is a two-hour workshop currently offered at more than 90 hospitals and cancer care facilities across Canada, including Prince George.

Look Good Feel Better workshops are delivered by more than 1,800 industry-trained volunteers.

The volunteers teach a group of women about cosmetic hygiene, nail and skin care, hair alternative and the program’s signature 12-Steps, a beauty regime where women learn how to recreate the look of eye lashes, give the illusion of eyebrows, minimize skin discolouration and add a healthy look to their complexion and feel a little more like themselves again.


Additionally, the group of women share common experience, fears, concerns and laughter. Simply put, it’s the “feel good” factor. Since 1992 Look Good Feel Better has helped more than 500,000 women living with cancer.



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