Lipstick Angels Brings Hope and Healing to Bay Area Cancer Patients

Published on October 13, 2017

The Erol Foundation and University of California San Francisco have teamed up to bring Lipstick Angels to the Bay Area.  Following successful programs in Los Angeles and New York City, Lipstick Angels recently added San Francisco to its growing footprint with a new partnership at the UCSF Mission Bay campus.  The organization will help rebuild self-esteem and promote the use of healthy cosmetic products for patients undergoing outpatient chemotherapy and radiation.

A growing body of research demonstrates the benefits of holistic approaches to healing, taking into account the mind, body and spirit while aiming to treat the whole person. UCSF and other leading hospitals are adopting this approach by offering complementary programs in additional to medical treatment.  Lipstick Angels is positioned to fill that role by providing a wider support system, physical connection, self-care guidance and most of all, hope, for the patients they serve.  

“Service was excellent and very therapeutic!  I was sorry my infusion was over…please keep coming back!!”  (UCSF Patient)

Lipstick Angels currently operates in five hospital infusion centers, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA), Todd Cancer Institute (Long Beach, CA), City of Hope National Medical Center (Duarte, CA), New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center (New York, NY) and now UCSF.  

To support these programs and the development of new partnerships, they receive funding from individual donors, foundations, and a signature corporate partnership with Credo Beauty, donating 1% of their annual revenue to the cause.

To learn more about Lipstick Angels, visit here.