Robert Burger, MD, Director, Women’s Cancer Center at Fox Chase Cancer Center

If you ask these patients, they would say “yes!” On Friday, May 18, 2012, six Fox Chase Cancer Center patients were treated to a special opportunity. Love Versus Cancer teamed up with Lancome & Bloomingdale’s in Willow Grove, PA to introduce the women to Lancome’s National Make-Up Artist, Manuel Villegas, who lifted their spirits with a make-up lesson. Because treatment can affect a patient’s skin, eyebrows, lashes and hair, Manuel provided useful tips for each patient. Everyone left with a cosmetic gift bag, a white rose and a big smile on her face!

“This was the best medicine Fox Chase has ever given me!”
said Maureen, who is being treated for ovarian cancer, as she was leaving. Read more comments below:

“The experience with Lancome made me realize that I am still beautiful. My confidence was high that day. Thank you for everything!” Jessica Cerpegi, the mother of a three-year-old daughter, Victoria, is being treated for stage IV breast cancer.

“My daughter, Jess, thought that Manny was great and really liked his sense of style,” she said. “I am glad that I brought her with me. Thank you for my special treat! The pampering was just what I needed. I enjoyed all attention that was spent on me.” Maureen Robinson, mother of three and a nurse at Fox Chase, is being treated for breast cancer.

“Thanks for including me in a great day. It was an indulgence I never would have done for myself – so thank you Fox Chase!! I had rave reviews from family and friends and am having fun “playing” with my new make up.” Marilyn Lemke, retired teacher and an accomplished harpist, is being treated for stage IV breast cancer.

Stay tuned for a similar event at Fox Chase Cancer Center in the works …
Be well,
Bob