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Look Good Feel Better continues to offer support

May 2, 2012

Photo submitted Shown is Cari Wortman, owner and stylist of Shear Envy, which is located inside the Fitness Connection on Spruce Street in St. Marys. Wortman is certified to teach the Look Good Feel Better program, which she offers once a month to women battling cancer to help them overcome any struggles with their self-image.

ST. MARYS – Local St. Marys salon Shear Envy and its owner and stylist Cari Wortman teach the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program to help women battling cancer improve their appearance and self-image.
“The program helps women understand the changes in their hair and skin that may occur during treatment,” Wortman said. “This helps the patients overcome the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.”
Wortman began offering the program six years ago because she loves reaching out and helping others.
“I started volunteering about six years ago as an active trained and certified cosmetologist,” Wortman said. “With being a cosmetologist I already had the knowledge of working with the public about hair and skin care.”
The program offers a coping mechanism during a difficult time. “This program is important because it lets the women know they are not alone in their battle with cancer,” Wortman said. “It’s a wonderful support group even if they wish to just sit and talk to others about their individual cancer experience.

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