Brighter Days’ mission is to enhance lives by optimizing the health of the skin, hair and nails during chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

Advances in cancer treatments have significantly improved the prognosis for many patients, but the negative side effects have largely been overlooked- and they deeply affect the patient’s quality of life. Brighter Days’ mission is to help improve the quality of life for chemotherapy and radiation patients by providing resources to help reduce the treatments’ effects on the skin, hair, and nails. 

Inspired by a family member that lost a fifteen year battle to cancer, leading dermatologist Dr. Donald Richey created Brighter Days to lend his expertise, and provide much needed hope. The national program provides participants with valuable knowledge, individual consultations, and a healing support system.  In addition, all attendees receive useful products donated by beauty companies.

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“There are brighter days ahead. You just need the tools to get there.” -Dr. Richey

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90% of physicians say the most effective factor in effective cancer treatment is a patient’s hope and optimism.

(UCLA oncology study)
“Brighter Days is a wonderful program that Dr. Richey has worked on for many years developing to help make this journey in your life a little bit more comfortable.”
Brighter Days is a program of love, compassion, hope, caring, warmth, support, sharing.
“I didn’t realize that there would be so much support in that room. It was wonderful to be with a group of other women and men that needed that support.”


“It’s just a wonderful, wonderful program where you get to vent and you get to meet other people that are in the same situation as you.”
“I encourage our patients to attend because I know that not only are they going to get a very valuable education, they’re going to get products that are appreciated, but they’re also going to have a joyous time, so it’s a good experience all the way around.”
“I think that the reassuring feeling that you get from speaking with other patients makes you realize that yeah, there is hope, there is a continuation of life. It’s not a gloom and doom.”