Walgreens Expands 'Feel More Like You' Program

MARCH 04, 2019
Officials with Walgreens have announced the national launch of Feel More Like You™, a first-of-its-kind pharmacy, health and beauty service available at no cost to help people living with cancer manage the medical and physical changes associated with cancer treatment. The national launch at more than 3,000 Walgreens stores follows a successful 100-store pilot program that began in spring 2018.

Feel More Like You was developed in collaboration with Look Good, Feel Better Foundation, the leading cancer support organization focusing attention on the appearance and beauty needs of cancer patients, and Cancer Support Community, the largest professionally led, nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide.

More than 12,000 Walgreens pharmacists have received special training to recommend over-the-counter products to help manage treatment side effects such as skin rash, increased fatigue, mouth sores and dry mouth. The pharmacists and beauty consultants that are part of the Feel More Like You service have completed empathy training from Cancer Support Community to enhance the level of emotional support they can provide during interactions with individuals with cancer.

“We are pleased to work with Walgreens on this important initiative to bring further and needed support to cancer patients directly at their local pharmacies,” said Louanne Roark, executive director of the Look Good Feel Better Foundation. “Our organization pioneered training techniques to help cancer patients manage the visible side effects of treatment, so the opportunity to train thousands of Walgreens beauty consultants was something we were eager to support.”

Feel More Like You builds on Walgreens partnerships and commitments to raise funds each year for organizations such as Susan G. Komen®, Stupid Cancer and LLS (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society).

For those who have been affected by cancer or know someone who has, Walgreens encourages them to become part of the Feel More Like You conversation by visiting www.walgreens.com/FeelMoreLikeYou. 

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