BODY AND SOUL

Dior’s Online Auction Benefits the Look Good Feel Better Foundation

SABINA COVO

Until the 10th of October, astonishing products will be available in an online platform for a good cause.

One of the most striking effects of breast cancer or any other type of cancer is the deterioration of the patient’s physical appearance. As hard as it is to cope with chemotherapy, and in some instances, surgery, pain, loss and recuperation, emotions are triggered when patients realize the changes to the body, especially hair and weight loss. The Look Good Feel Better Foundation was created with the mission of supporting women with cancer who are going through this tough transition to enhance their appearance and make their lives better.

Since 1987, the Foundation offers a global public service program with the objective of making women feel better about the disease inside and out. Women undergoing radiation or chemotherapy can benefit from the organization’s initiatives, which have served about 900,000 women in more than 2,500 locations.

The story of the Look Good Feel Better program started when Ed Kavanaugh, president of the Personal Care Products Council of the US at the time, organized a “makeover” for women with cancer who didn’t even feel like getting out of their treatment rooms. The outcome transformed their outlook, as they felt happier and more hopeful. According to physicians, laughter is a healing therapy, and feeling better, without a doubt, helps the treatment. The programs are supported and funded with the help from private donations and collaborations from The American Cancer Society Professional Beauty Association | National Cosmetology Association.

Dior and Look Good Feel Better

Every year, the French fashion house Dior joins the effort through an online charity auction where bidders can obtain exclusive Dior products and experiences, all benefiting The Look Good Feel Better programs, which operate via workshops in hospitals and other recuperation facilities. Auction items include the Parisian diva visit to the Dior Couture Salon & Perfumery with round-trip business class airfare for two courtesy of Delta Airlines and three nights at a luxurious hotel in the heart of Paris; Dior Vintage handbags, internships at Dior, the opportunity to experience the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California with beauty preparation included, closet organization by a fashion editor; The Hamptons, a Polo program; makeover transformations entirely created by Dior experts, lunch with Dior’s CEO Pamela Baxter and many other unique opportunities that can be found at http://www.diorauction.com

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Nombrada como una de las colombo americanas más influyentes en el sur de la Florida por The Americas Community Center and Broward County, y galardonada como uno de los 20 mejores profesionales de menos de 40 años en el sur de Florida por Brickell Magazine en 2013, Sabina Covo cuenta con más de catorce años de experiencia en periodismo, escritura y consultoría en comunicaciones, tanto en Estados Unidos como en América Latina. Ha sido reportera, presentadora de noticias de televisión y radio, y corresponsal de Telemundo 51, donde comenzó su carrera en el año 2000, ha trabajado para Mundofox, Cadena Ser, La W Radio y Caracol, La Televisión Nacional de Austria, Prisa, Canal Cartagena y ADN Chile. incluyendo convenciones nacionales democráticas y republicanas. Sabina ha entrevistado a personalidades como la secretaria de Estado Madeline Albright, los presidentes colombianos Álvaro Uribe y Juan Manuel Santos o la estrella internacional Julio Iglesias para nombrar algunos. Ella ha cubierto elecciones desde 2004 incluyendo convenciones nacionales Sabina Covo fundó su agencia de relaciones públicas Sabina Covo Communications LLC con sede en Coconut Grove en 2014. En 2008 obtuvo un premio Building Our Community Award de la entidad internacional March of Dimes por su trabajo dentro de la organización y en 2009 fue nominada por la Cámara de Comercio de Coral Gables con un “Raising Star Award”. Se graduó de la Universidad Internacional de la Florida con un grado de Comunicaciones y Ciencias Políticas en 2001. Sabina started her career as a journalist in 1999. She graduated with a Communications Degree from Florida International University and has worked as a journalist, TV and Radio Anchor and Reporter for different stations and print publications in Latin America and the US including Caracol, W Radio, Austrian National Television, America Teve, Canal sur, NBC and Telemundo. She served as the director of Media Relations for Gordon Reyes and Associates in Miami and was nominated for a Raising Star Award by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. She has a Building our Community award for her collaboration with the March of Dimes, and is part of Sharing for Kids. Sabina is a columnist for El Nuevo Herald in Miami, and a TV Contributor for America Teve and CNN.

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