I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Fashion Project. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Cancer. It’s a scary word, and it seems like everyone has been touched by it — either personally or through a family member or friend. For me, both my best friend and my brother-in-law have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the past ten years, meaning they both had to have their thyroids removed and undergo radiation treatment and other therapies to maintain remission. Luckily they are both healthy and happy right now.

Helping cancer patients feel back to themselves again with Look Good Feel Better

One thing they both appreciated while battling cancer was the ongoing support from their families, friends, and communities. Knowing that people are willing to help and stand by them helped take away the sting of the situation, even in tiny increments. One foundation, Look Good Feel Better, aims to provide that kind of support for cancer patients by addressing the exterior side effects of cancer treatment — in turn, giving them an internal boost by feeling confident in how they look. Look Good Feel Better conducts workshops that teach tips and skills related to makeup, skin and nail care, wigs, turbans, and accessories specific to people dealing with cancer.

Now, Look Good Feel Better has gone one step further in helping people dealing with cancer — by teaming up with Fashion Project, the leading charitable re-commerce site that donates a portion of every sale to the donor’s charity of choice. The Look Good Feel Better boutique on FashionProject.com is full of like-new designer clothes, accessories and shoes (right now it’s full of awesome brands like BCBG, Rachel Zoe, and others), donated by members of the Look Good Feel Better and Fashion Project communities.

Fashion as a source for cancer patient confidence

Everyone can shop the Look Good Feel Better boutique from now until June 7, and a portion of the net profits will go straight to this great charity. Or, if you’ve got some hardly-worn designer duds floating around your closet, you can make a donation too — request a pre-paid donation bag and send them on to a noble future with Fashion Project. They’ll be cleaned up, get a fancy photo shoot and be posted online where a portion of their sale will go toward a charity of your choice — like Look Good Feel Better!

Shop designer fashion to support cancer patients

So far, more than 850 items have been donated to this boutique, raising more than $4,000 for Look Good Feel Better. Cleaning out your closet (or adding some new-to-you discounted designer items to it!) plus feeling great about helping a worthwhile organization — what could be better?!