A charitable cause
For the past 7 years Piper has been a volunteer for Look Good Feel Better, a community service program dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to better manage the appearance related side effects caused by cancer treatments. Women participate in a practical workshop which covers skin care, make up, and head wear demonstrations, leaving them feel empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence. The workshops are offered at over 180 hospitals across Australia and in over 26 countries across the world. Over 1 million women have attended a Look Good Feel Better since they first launched in 1989. One of their goals is to make the program known and accessible to the 14.5 million people currently affected by cancer around the world.
As someone who has personally experienced the loss of a loved one from cancer, Piper can appreciate the affect the program has on the patients who attend. Each session gives the patients the opportunity to arm themselves with the tools to look their disease in the face with confidence, leaving them feeling uplifted and inspired ready to take on their disease.
Since the age of 9, Piper has been involved with many different charity organisations across the world including; The Touch of Goodness Foundation, The Cancer Council, Ovarian Cancer Australia, The National Breast Cancer Foundation and her favorite Look Good Feel Better. Piper is passionate about inspiring and encouraging improvement in others. She takes every opportunity to work with organisations to help spread their message
One of Piper’s goals is to reach out to other mothers, encouraging them to develop positive feelings about their bodies in order to be positive role models for their children. As someone who has struggled with her own insecurities during motherhood, she knows first-hand how difficult it was to accept and love her body especially during and after pregnancy. She believes strongly that if we love ourselves and our bodies our children will love their bodies as well.
In April of 2012, Piper was nominated by Cosmopolitan Magazine at the prestigious Fun Fearless Female awards in the category of “Best Female Role Model” for her work with Look Good Feel Better, Ovarian Cancer Australia, and her involvement with the ‘Shitbox Rally’ where she drove with a team over 4,000 kilometres across Australia in a car valued less than $1,000. The rally raised over $900,000 for the Cancer Council.
You can follow Piper’s journey by clicking on her social media links below.
If you would like to get involved with Look Good Feel Better; she would love to hear from you.