Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley gives free wigs to cancer patients

Maryland

Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley has hundreds of wigs that are given each week to cancer patients.

On average, eight to 12 wigs are given out each week. 

This is completely free for cancer patients suffering from the side effects of hair loss from chemotherapy. 

Because the wigs are funded by donations, fundraisers and events in the community, the organization is able to give them out for free. 

Breast Cancer Awareness Cumberland Valley allows those undergoing cancer treatments to come in and pick a wig, gifted with hats and scarves too. 

Stacy Horst, the executive director of breast cancer awareness Cumberland valley said, “One of the most difficult parts of the journey for most of the patients I have met with is when they lose their hair. That’s because it is a piece of who they are, the first thing people notice when they see them. It is so important that they have a variety of colors, styles and cuts because most patients want something comparable to what they had prior to losing their hair.”

The wigs are not just for breast cancer patients, but for anyone who is going through any type of cancer. 

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