Ian Russell, Maddie Dalzell, Matthew Cramp

Ian Russell, Maddie Dalzell, Matthew Cramp

It was a great turnout for a fun charity event, “It’s Your Moment”, to raise awareness and funds in support of Look Good Feel Better, a program that supports women experiencing cancer. What a heartwarming night in memory of Emmy Duff, the first teen spokesperson for Look Good Feel Better, who passed away in her battle with cancer. There was Stella and Dot jewellery available for sale and a fashion show with Roushelle Green, Miss Petite Canada, as well as models who were close friends of Emmy Duff.  Care Finch, president of I.R.I.S. entertainment and host of “I On Music”, was the emcee for the evening.  There were many beauty stations to get pampered at including hair, makeup, hand massages and scarf tying.  This was a truly local, homegrown effort with a group of Centennial College PR students who planned the event.

Care Finch hosting the evening

Care Finch hosting the evening

Donna Lindell, Miranda Lam writing inspiring messages on hearts to be put on the wall

Jess Gatens and Katherine Odlum writing inspiring messages on hearts to be put on the wall

Jess Gatens, Katherine Odlum at the slideshow in memory of Emmy Duff, first teen spokesperson of LGFB

Emily Evans and Maddie Dalzell at the slideshow in memory of Emmy Duff, first teen spokesperson of LGFB

There was a raffle and auction tables with handmade Christmas wreathes, beauty gift baskets, Niagara wine tours and much more. The event raised a net amount of $4,806.62 with support by Stella and Dot online jewellery sales continuing after the event. This money will be used by Look Good Feel Better to continue helping women who experience cancer to feel more confident through magazines, nation-wide workshops and “how-to” videos.

Great efforts by these young and motivated PR students who want to make a positive change in the world!

Event organizers: Jessica Gramigna, Brittany Cornish, Cheryl Heisler, Hannah Sunderani, Kassandra O'Brien

Event organizers (left to right): Jessica Gramigna, Brittany Cornish, Cheryl Heisler, Hannah Sunderani, Kassandra O’Brien

Photos by Vanessa Vandenburg from Van and Hamid Kouchak from House of Moments.

ABOUT LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER
Launched in 1992 by a charitable foundation of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA), Look Good Feel Better is Canada’s only cancer charity dedicated to empowering women to manage the effects that cancer and its treatment have on their appearance, and often on their morale. Over 130,000 women have been helped through our workshop.

At the heart of Look Good Feel Better is a free, two-hour hands-on workshop in which women whose appearance has been affected by cancer and cancer treatment learn how to look and feel a little more like themselves again. Guided by experts through our Signature Steps, they master simple cosmetic techniques, explore hair alternatives, and learn about cosmetic hygiene, nail and skin care. Participants take home a complimentary kit of cosmetics and personal care products that are generously donated by the member companies of the CCTFA.

To learn more about Look Good Feel Better visit www.lgfb.ca
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Jess Gatens and Katherine Odlum

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