Vilonia game proceeds help CRMC cancer patients

Vilonia Middle School Principal Lori Lombardi recently presented a $3,000 donation to Conway Regional Medical Center’s Fabulous You Boutique. The donation represented proceeds from a Powder Puff football game. Trudy Hightower, outreach coordinator at the Conway Regional Women’s Center, accepted the donation in support of women battling cancer.

“The generosity of the Vilonia Middle School teachers, students and parents is heartwarming,” said Hightower. “These proceeds will be directed toward supplies for the cancer patients who come to us for help.”

This is the second year the proceeds from the game have gone to the boutique, which provides women undergoing cancer treatment with wigs, turbans and hats.

This free program is funded through the Conway Regional Health Foundation.

Jodi Brewer, the teacher who coordinated the game and other Powder Puff activities, said “a person’s hair can be a defining physical attribute and the loss of one’s hair due to cancer treatments can take an emotional toll on patients who are already enduring so much.” She added, “Consequently, it was our hope that this donation would provide a semblance of the outer beauty that would reflect the internal beauty characterized by the strength and heart of a cancer patient.”

The boutique complements The Look Good Feel Better program at Conway Regional. Look Good Feel Better offers the assistance of cosmetologists to help cancer patients with makeup application, dry skin and discolored nails to boost self-esteem, making them look beautiful and feel better about themselves.

Look Good Feel Better is a free, nonmedical, product-neutral program offered by Conway Regional in partnership with the American Cancer Society, The Cosmetology Association and The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association.

For information about the program, contact Hightower at 501.513.5230.