The Cancer Blues

For a woman diagnosed with cancer, fear and uncertainty become constant companions. But the ravages of cancer treatment bring more unexpected visitors—the pity of friends, the anxiety of loved ones, and the shock of passersby—all painted clearly on passing faces and experienced every moment of every day.

We are Beauty Gives Back, a charitable initiative of the Canadian beauty industry. We use the tools of our trade to help women look good and feel better every day, so no one knows more about how women feel about themselves than we do. This year marks the 24th annual fundraising gala, and during that time, we have supported over 165,000 women through the Cancer Blues with Look Good Feel Better, our cosmetic and hair alternatives workshop. Thousands more women and those who love and care for them continue to find the support they need at, our online community. Through our free cancer support programs, Beauty Gives Back is helping Canadian women, and those who care for them, face cancer feeling supported, confident and optimistic.

As a supporter of Mirror Ball 2015, you are part of an incredible movement our industry is leading to help women through the Cancer Blues. The funds we raise through Mirror Ball will ensure our Look Good Feel Better and programs continue to be available to the women who need them, and will also make it possible for us to develop much needed and vital new avenues of support for our mothers, sisters, daughters and friends facing both the visible and invisible challenges of cancer.

Warm regards,

Dee Diaz
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Beauty Gives Back

Sherry Abbott
Executive Director
Beauty Gives Back