Antoinette D. Black: Spirit of Gainesville nominee

Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 8:58 a.m.

ACS Look Good Feel Better Program. Seven years ACS volunteer. The program is run by the ACS and impacts thousands every year.


Category: Community Service

About Antoinette D. Black

Occupation: Hair Stylist / Salon Owner A Nu Twist Salon

Years in Gainesville: 18 years

Children: Donneka, Mariah

Civic involvement: ACS Look Good Feel Better, Passage Family Church Choir, National Cosmetology Association, State of Florida Provider for Natural Hair

Look Good . . . Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

Look Good . . . Feel Better group programs are open to all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, or other forms of treatment. In the United States alone, more than 700,000 women have participated in the program, which now offers 14,500 group workshops nationwide in more than 3,000 locations.

Thousands of volunteer beauty professionals support Look Good . . . Feel Better. All are trained and certified by the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Professional Beauty Association | National Cosmetology Association at local, statewide, and national workshops. Other volunteer health care professionals and individuals also give their time to the program.

Antoinette has personally recruited three other stylists for the program. She is a single mom, entrepreneur, and sings in her church choir where she has been a partner for seven years. She volunteers whenever she can for numerous events. She is an outstanding candidate and an awesome mom! and receiver of the Look Good Feel Better Sunrise Award for 2011.

Submitted by Donneka Green

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