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Immediate Need For Wig And Head Covering Donations

Cancer Services has an immediate need for wigs and summer-weight head coverings in order to meet the increasing needs of clients.

Specifically, there is a need for donations of new or gently used wigs for black and Latina women, as well as wigs with shoulder length or longer hairstyles.

Cancer Services maintains a large wig salon where clients who have lost their hair during cancer treatment may come to select wigs. The wigs are provided free of charge and clients are encouraged to exchange wigs as often as they would like. The goal is to provide every client with a wide variety of options.

“For many women losing their hair is one of the most emotionally painful parts of cancer,” said Cheryl Dafforn, Cancer Services’ director of services. “Our wig salon allows women to walk in and find that perfect wig that will make them feel beautiful and help them feel like themselves.”

We are also in great need of summer-weight hats and scarves that will provide clients with protection from sun and wind without being too hot to wear. The hats and scarves need to be soft and lightweight. Cancer Services can provide patterns to anyone with sewing abilities who is interested in helping local cancer patients.

Donations are welcome at Cancer Services’ office at 6316 Mutual Drive on Monday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or Tuesday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monetary donations are also welcome online at

About Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

Cancer Services’ mission is to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing meaningful resources, information and compassionate assistance. Last year, 2,787 local people with cancer and their families received emotional support and practical resources. Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana helps people who live in Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties.

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