Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the United States. Recently, breastcancer.org reported that 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
On Tuesday, the Chiefs, along with The University of Kansas Hospital (TUKH) and the American Cancer Society, hosted an event for women battling breast cancer.
"To me, this is one of the most fantastic events I've seen during the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month," Jamie Wagner, Breast Surgical Oncologist with TUKH, noted. "This is exactly the kind of encouragement that they need to get past those tough days of treatment or sickness or recovery from surgery. This event helps them remember that they are beautiful women and there is life after breast cancer."
The luncheon was intended to help improve women's self-esteem, self-image and their quality of life while undergoing cancer treatments. The women were able to try on different hair pieces, scarves, hats or hair wraps, learn about different makeup techniques and nail care.
Members of the Kansas City Chiefs WR group and team president Mark Donovan host the Look Good Feel better event at Arrowhead Stadium
During the event, the Chiefs wide receivers and team president Mark Donovan stopped by to meet the women and encourage them during their fight with cancer.
"I'm so thankful to the Chiefs for sponsoring such an event," Wagner said. "It really does show their commitment and love for this community and it means a lot to these women."
To learn more about Look Good Feel Better, visit their site and find a program near you.