L-R, Eve Kupers, staff at Busted, Michelle Pilon, LGFB, and Busted owner Sherry Gummow hold up a cheque for $2,456.56 for LGFB. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Let’s Bust Cancer cuts a cheque for Look Good Feel Better

Busted Ladies Lingerie ran another successful “Let’s Bust Cancer” fundraising barrel racing jackpot and the numbers are in.

Sherry Gummow, owner of Busted, presented Michelle Pilon, regional manager from Look Good Feel Better (LGFB), with a cheque for $2,456.56 on Oct. 17.

The jackpot was well-attended, with 187 riders in the open, 20 youth and six in the pee wee.

This was the third year that the Ponoka business has raised funds for LGFB, a non-profit organization that aims to help women with cancer feel like themselves again by providing support for managing the appearance-related effects of living with cancer.

In total, Busted has donated about $7,000 to LGFB. The funds raised in Ponoka will be used in central Alberta workshops which are held in Red Deer.

The barrel racing event, which added a silent auction this year to bring in a bit more funds, also donated $1,522 to Ponoka Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) to two of its cancer-related funds.

LGFB holds free two-hour workshops monthly in Red Deer for any and all women facing any type of cancer.

Workshops include demonstrations on hair alternatives such as wigs and scarves, makeup tutorials on eyebrows and eyelashes, and skin care tips for dry or sensitive skin.

Participants take home a complimentary kit of cosmetics and skincare products as well.

According to Gummow, there are quite a few ladies from Ponoka who have accessed the services provided by LGFB.

For more information on LGFB, visit lgfb.ca.

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