Money raised will help fund programs such as Look Good, Feel Better, which gives cancer patients free beauty products and advice.
“They recognize they can look beautiful not when they recover, they can look beautiful during the journey,” said Marsha Fish, a program volunteer.
Staci Roberts, 26, tells ABC 4 she signed up for the program being diagnosed with breast cancer in March. “Nobody really is prepared to lose their hair, eyelashes and eyebrows,” she said. “It is really strange see myself look differently and I have scars.”
Meanwhile cancer patients elsewhere in the valley are getting free lifts to the doctors.
“I can't drive I'm supposed to be house bound,” said Derek Lee, a cancer patient from Payson. Lee said he wouldn't be able to get to his appointments if it wasn't for the Society's Road to Recovery program. “They volunteer their time, their vehicle and their gasoline.”
Financially-strapped patients can also get free gas gift cards. Volunteers say there's a big need in Utah.
“I hadn't realized that there was a need, I just figured family takes care of everything, but that's not necessarily true,” said Jean Sculdberg, a volunteer driver.
Now the American Cancer Society is hoping to spread awareness of these programs through the construction of Hope Lodge, a Salt Lake facility that will house patients while they receive treatment and teach them about the free services.
If you'd like more information on the American Cancer Society's programs, including the Hope Lodge, click here.