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Cancer Center Director Awarded The Look Good…Feel Better Sunrise Award

March 25, 2010

Beverly Stanley, Director of the Coliseum Cancer Center at Coliseum Medical Centers, has been awarded The Georgia 2009 Look Good…Feel Better Sunrise Award for Outstanding Service for her exceptional dedication and leadership to the program.  For over two decades, Look Good…Feel Better, a free, nationwide program has offered women help and encouragement to cope with the appearance side effects of cancer treatment.  Recipients of this award are evaluated based on the following:  Demonstrates willingness and availability to work with patients; Assumes an active role as a leader in the Look Good…Feel Better program i.e.; coordinates programs and recruiting patients; Actively works to raise awareness of the program within the community; and is recognized as a knowledgeable source of information about LGFB.

Stanley is Georgia’s 2009 recipient, because she excels in all of these categories and beyond.  She is an outstanding champion for this program in every way with an attitude of never giving up and “just making it (the session) happen” regardless of obstacles.  Beverly is being recognized for her tireless promotion and organization of this program that has such a positive impact on women who attend.

Program Background
Look Good...Feel Better is a collaboration between the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, and the National Cosmetology Association (NCA).  In one-hour workshops conducted by specially trained licensed cosmetologists, Look Good…Feel Better offers practical tips about skin care, makeup techniques, and guidance for coping with hair loss. A free bag of makeup from leading cosmetic companies is also provided for use as learning tools in the workshop. Look Good…Feel Better teaches women about what to expect and how to deal with the [appearance] changes in a truly safe and nurturing environment, and because of that, it enables women to leave with such a sense of feeling empowered and transformed, and strong to continue fighting. Since 1989, Look Good…Feel Better (LGFB) has helped improve the quality of life of 550,000 cancer survivors through its free services.

About The Coliseum Cancer Center
The Coliseum Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer (ACoS CoC) and provides a community resource where cancer patients and their loved ones can ask questions and find answers during diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Their mission is to provide superior, compassionate, state-of-the-art cancer care and services to our community within an atmosphere of hope and encouragement.

About Coliseum Medical Centers
Owned by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Coliseum Medical Centers is a 258 bed medical/surgical facility, with a 60 bed psychiatric facility on campus. The hospital features an expansive range of state-of-the-art services designed to meet the comprehensive medical needs of central Georgia. It includes a 24-hour emergency room, inpatient and outpatient surgery options, rehabilitation programs, and diagnostic services. Part of Coliseum Health System’s network of facilities in Macon, Coliseum Medical Centers offers specialty programs such as the Coliseum Heart Institute, an advanced cardiac center offering all services from non-invasive cardiology to open heart surgery, Coliseum Cancer Center, Coliseum Diabetes Management Center, Coliseum Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, and the Family Ties Birthing Center, which includes a level III neonatal nursery.