BENEFITING: FOUNDATION FOR LIVING BEAUTY
I joined The Foundation for Living Beauty as Executive Director in January, and in 8 short months, it has changed my life. The inspiration, courage and joy of these women touches me every day. I feel as if I have found my passion, and want to support as many women as we can. Will you help me? Hugs, Nancy
THE FOUNDATION FOR LIVING BEAUTY'S MISSION IS TO EMPOWER WOMEN TO INCREASE THEIR PHYSICAL WELLNESS AND EMOTIONAL STABILITY WHILE COPING WITH THE TAXING EFFECTS OF CANCER AND CANCER TREATMENTS. THE FFLB PROVIDES FREE SERVICES TO HELP WOMEN LIVING WITH CANCER AND CANCER SURVIVORS ADDRESS THE STRESSES THAT EXTEND BEYOND THEIR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS.
WHO WE ARE
The Foundation for Living Beauty is a 501© 3 non-profit organization, functioning as an activity and service-oriented organization dedicated to uplifting the lives of women living with cancer and cancer survivors. We serve women 18 and over, who desire to connect deeply with themselves and other women on the cancer journey. Diversity enriches the healing of the community and drives our commitment to reach women across age, race/ethnicity/culture, socioeconomic status, type of cancer, and duration of diagnosis/survivorship.
WHAT WE DO
Women battling cancer deserve the best chance for survival. Setting us apart from other cancer support organizations, FFLB responds to the psychosocial needs that are often missed or under-supported by medical professionals, but are critical determinants in health outcomes. FFLB focuses on celebrating life and accessing the healing power of connectedness in order to increase hope and integrative therapy effectiveness. Through the power of the bonds the women form, they engage more meaningfully in the therapies and are more likely to maintain healthy behavior changes. The bond these women build with one another holds a healing power within it that cannot be replicated in a research lab or pharmacy.
Many do not have access to the resources necessary to aid them on both the physical and emotional fronts of their fight. The proper educational & nutritional support, modified physical activity and a supportive socio-emotional environment are critical to helping them improve their health outcomes. We offer 3-4 day wellness retreats and integrative therapy programs that uplift participants, decrease stress, deeply engage a loving support community, improve emotional health and decrease physical pain; essential components to thriving through a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Underpinning all of our programming is the healing power of knowledge and community. Our programs provide transformative offerings that enable our participants to embrace a path towards better health and a more balanced quality of life. Participants report that their hope is restored and their capacity to endure is renewed.