By MATT McMULLEN
There’s no telling what the simplest of gestures can do for an individual fighting for their life.
The Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive line experienced that reality firsthand on Tuesday afternoon as the position group hosted a “Look Good, Feel Better” session for 20 female cancer patients at Arrowhead Stadium.
The event, which took place in partnership with The University of Kansas Health System and the American Cancer Society, sought to teach beauty techniques to individuals currently going through chemotherapy, radiation or other forms of cancer treatment.
“This is a program where women that are going through treatment can get access to tips on beauty, makeup, and hair care,” said Matt Martinek, Executive Director of the American Cancer Society in Kansas City. “It helps them deal with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.”
The program annually serves 50,000 women in the United States, but what made this particular session unique was the presence of the Chiefs’ big men up front.
In fact, before the festivities got underway, the offensive linemen spoke in front of the group about how cancer has impacted their lives before getting to know each of the women on a personal level.