Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation donates $100,000 to Look Good Feel Better for fourth consecutive year

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - During a special presentation at the 2nd annual MK5K – Diane Tsialtas Memorial Run, the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation presented a $100,000 cheque to support the Look Good Feel Better® program. This is the fourth consecutive year a donation in this amount from the MKACF has been made to LGFB.

On hand to accept the $100,000 donation from General Manager Lynda Rose was Jane Wilson, Development Officer of Look Good Feel Better.

"I know firsthand that a supportive and caring network is crucial to meeting the social and emotional needs inherent with a cancer diagnosis. No woman should ever have to face cancer alone," says Wilson, a breast cancer survivor. "Thanks to our longstanding relationship with Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd. and the support of their Foundation, it's in part because of generous donations like these that they don't have to. I was able to experience the impact of the Look Good Feel Better® program first hand, and as a result of the generous support, many women across Canada will also benefit."

The Look Good Feel Better® program is dedicated to assisting Canadian women living with cancer learn special cosmetic techniques to help manage the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. More than 65% of Look Good Feel Better volunteers are Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants who conduct cosmetic workshops in hospitals and cancer treatment centres nationwide. Since its inception in 1992, it is estimated that the Look Good Feel Better® program has helped more than 140,000 women living with cancer.

"We're thrilled to be able to present Look Good Feel Better with a cheque for $100,000 for the fourth consecutive year. When you support a woman, you're supporting families and, ultimately, your community. It's an amazing thing to be able to enrich lives by giving back," said Dawn Gerry, Director of the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation and National Director of Marketing for Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd.

Mary Kay has long recognized the importance of supporting those women undergoing cancer treatment through the Look Good Feel Better® program, as well as educating women about domestic violence and keeping them safe from it. The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation is supported by hundreds of Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants, Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd. and is an important part of the legacy of Mary Kay Ash.

For more information about the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, and to make a donation, visit marykay.ca.

About The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation
The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation was established in Canada in 2001, and its mission is two-fold: to support women living with cancer through the Look Good…Feel Better® program and to help end violence against women by providing grants to women's shelters and community outreach programs. Since then, it has awarded more than $1.2 Million to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence and more than $735,000 to help women going through cancer treatment throughout Canada. From every dollar raised, 96 cents goes to these two important causes. To learn more about The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, visit www.marykay.ca.

About Mary Kay
Irresistible products. Positive community impact. Rewarding opportunity. For more than 50 years, Mary Kay has offered it all. With 3 million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and $3.5 billion in global annual wholesale sales, Mary Kay is a top beauty brand and direct seller in more than 35 markets around the world. Discover what you love by connecting with a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant in your area at marykay.ca.

SOURCE Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd.

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For further information: The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, Dawn Gerry, (905) 858-0020 ext. 2643 or dawn.gerry@mkcorp.com.

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