Annually, around 230,000 girls and women in Germany get a new cancer diagnosis. Hair loss, skin irritations and the loss of lashes and eyebrows are the outward accessory symptoms that additionally stress the lives of the patients. Especially girls and young women in adolescence, and thus in a decisive phase of their pesonality development, suffer from these outer consequences. The outward changes often weaken the self-confidence of the young girls. For this reason, DKMS LIFE offers make-up workshops for girls and young women between 10 and 21 years since 2009: "look good feel better - the beauty workshop for young cancer patients". The workshop is more than just cosmetics and make-up - it may contribute to a positive attitude towards life supporting the healing process, as in the workshops, the girls can be together with others jauntily, forget the disease for some time and win new courage to face life – this is what counts. To be able to offer these workshops, the DKMS LIFE as a charitable organisation is dependent from donations.
Das Projekt der DKMS LIFE
Free make up workshops for girls and woman suffering from cancer
Cancer leaves its marks: hair loss, skin irritations and the loss of eyelashes and eyebrows often are the outside concomitants of a cancer therapy. "look good feel better", the beauty workshop of DKMS LIFE for young cancer patients, helps girls and young women in the age of ten to 21 to see herselves again and not only cancer in the mirror.