Health Notes: Duluth woman honored for volunteer work with cancer patientsKathy Dutton is this year’s Minnesota recipient of the Sunrise Award, given to an outstanding volunteer in the American Cancer Society’s Look Good … Feel Good program.
By: John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune
A Duluth woman has been honored for her volunteer work with cancer patients.
Kathy Dutton is this year’s Minnesota recipient of the Sunrise Award, given to an outstanding volunteer in the American Cancer Society’s Look Good … Feel Good program.
In a news release, the American Cancer Society said the program was created with the idea that if someone with cancer can be helped to look good, their improved self-esteem will help them approach their disease and treatment with greater confidence. The program offers suggestions and advice on dealing with the appearance-related side-effects of treatment through websites, brochures and group programs.
Dutton has been a leader in the Duluth branch of the program for more than 15 years, the news release said.
The program is a collaborative effort of the American Cancer Society, the Professional Beauty Association National Cosmetology Association and the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, which is a charitable organization supported by the cosmetics industry.
Every year, those three partners look for the outstanding volunteer from each state.
More information is available at www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org. To learn more or to ask about volunteering, call the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345.