Shoppers Drug Mart is supporting Look Good Feel Better with Pretty Little Pink Party Galas at stores across the province Saturday.
More than 130 participating Shoppers Drug Marts will host all-day galas to benefit Look Good Feel Better, an organization that helps women with cancer manage the effects of the illness and its treatment have on their physical appearance.
Guests of the event will have make-overs, skin care consultations, refreshments and draws in a pink décor with cosmetics staff in pink gala wear. Guests can also get advice from a pharmacist on vitamins and nutrition.
The Shoppers Drug Mart on 27th Street will have events, including food, live entertainment, a fashion show, children’s entertainment and a raffle from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be a live auction for a life-size Justin Bieber cutout at 1 p.m.
The Shoppers Drug Mart at The Shops at Polson Park will have Pretty Little Pink Party from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a chance to win a gift card or discounts on cosmetics purchases.
“By raising much-needed funds, Shoppers Drug Mart is helping us in our mission to foster greater awareness, support and understanding of the social and emotional needs of women living with cancer,” said Sherry Abbott, executive director of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association foundation, home of the Look Good Feel Better program.
The program offers free two-hour cosmetics and hair alternatives workshops that give women with cancer the tools and information they need to manage the effects that cancer and its treatments have on their appearance. The workshops, led by more than 1,900 volunteers who are trained cosmetic advisors and hair alternatives specialists, are held at 115 cancer care facilities and hospitals across Canada. More than one million women have taken part in the program, including the toll-free information line, magazine and website at www.lookgoodfeelbetter.ca.
Shoppers Drug Mart also supports facingcancer.ca, an online support community where women with cancer can share experiences and resources.
The Pretty Little Pink Party Gala is open to everyone. Tickets are $10 with $5 going to Look Good Feel Better. The remaining $5 is redeemable on any purchase made at Shoppers Drug Mart during the gala event.