Support women to feel more secure in their bodies and have the courage to fight cancer.

Why we care: An increasing number of women face cancer each day. Reducing the severe effects of treatment can make the disease easier to handle and help patients through recovery.

How we’re solving this: By supporting women cancer patients with a wide-range of free professional beauty care services and therapeutic massages. Our goal is to host 900 care sessions in our wellness centres, located within the oncology departments of our partner hospitals in Belgium.

With your support, 900 patients can choose to attend, entirely free of charge, 500 beauty-care sessions, including advice on hairstyles and makeup, and 400 therapeutic massages. Trained professionals will carry out this unique support and be there every step of the way.

In 2012, 6.6 million women throughout the world discovered they were suffering from cancer. While treatment is effective, its effects on the body are considerable and include skin reactions, broken nails, as well as loss of hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes. Often, women start to feel that they are losing their femininity and their dignity.

By improving the well-being of cancer patients, we’ll substantially improve their chances of recovery. We know that women have greater strength to carry on the fight if they feel more confident in their bodies. Our support also helps to combat loneliness and isolation through the warm welcoming environment provided by our trained professionals. The beneficial effects of our work are recognized by both the medical corps and by the patients themselves.

We already have seven centers that are operational in Europe – five are located in Belgium. This structure allows us to work extremely well and efficiently and is highly valued by all our stakeholders, from professionals to patients to partners. Currently, our principal challenge is to gather the funds we need to continue and extend our work. Your support, along with a variety of communications strategies and partnerships, will help us reach our goal.

We’re improving the quality of life for women facing cancer by offering them specific care, such as beauty and therapeutic massages. This is the very essence of our work. We have carried out our mission for ten years thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, partners, and people like you.

If women feel more secure in their bodies, they’ll have greater courage to fight the illness. Together, let’s help patients fight the effects of cancer treatment on women.