Alliance Cancer Care Volunteer Wins State Award

We are excited to share that one of our very own volunteers has won a statewide award!  Shirley Caperton, a volunteer from our Florence location, will be recognized with the State Sunrise Award for her service and commitment to the Look Good Feel Better program.

Look Good Feel Better, a free, national program dedicated to improving the lives of women undergoing cancer treatment by offering guidance and advice to help them cope with the appearance-related side effects of treatment, presents the awards each year to volunteers who have made extraordinary contributions to the program and the lives of the women it serves.

Shirley has been an integral part of the Look Good Feel Better program for many years.  As a licensed cosmetologist and cancer survivor herself, Shirley has been a leader in promoting the program and giving women hope.  As she went through her own cancer journey, the LGFB program meant a lot to her, giving her an opportunity to be with other cancer patients facing the scary diagnosis of cancer.  Shirley wanted to give back and encourage others as she was encouraged through the program.

“Mrs. Shirley has a heart full of grace, love, and compassion,” said Melody Delaney, Physician Service Representative for Alliance Cancer Center.  “She has touched the lives of so many people by sharing her inspiring story, encouraging them to keep a positive attitude after a cancer diagnosis, and by sharing her time and knowledge to make them look good and feel better.  Thank you, Shirley, for all that you do to improve the lives of cancer survivors!”

Shirley was chosen as the LGFB Certified Volunteer from other candidates within the state of Alabama and will be presented with her award at Alliance Cancer Center on November 27.

Photo: Shirley Caperton