Fourth Annual “A Good Hair Day” Wig Drive Aims to Help Cancer Patients
We all know how irritating it is when we’re having a bad hair day, but can you imagine how it must feel to be losing your hair, and possibly even your hope?
The Cancer Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) and The American Cancer Society are sponsoring the fourth annual “A Good Hair Day” Wig Drive and, with your donations, we can help restore hope to cancer patients who are battling the emotional and physical effects of chemotherapy.
During the wig drive, Northeast Georgia Medical Center will be collecting donations of pre-loved and newly acquired wigs, wig stands and wig hair products. Through a partnership with Lanier Technical College, students in the school’s cosmetology department will clean and restyle all donated wigs. These wigs will be given away free of charge to women who may not have access to the resources or finances to obtain one otherwise.
“We collected 85 wigs last year and have already given out almost every one of these wigs to patients in need. We are hopeful that the community will reach out again this year,” says Lisa Bridges, RN, BSN, a patient navigator with NGMC who works exclusively with breast cancer patients.
“These donations are truly making a difference in the lives of cancer patients, and we are so grateful to the community for their continued participation,” adds Elida Lopez, an American Cancer Society patient resource navigator who assists all other cancer patients at NGMC.
The wig drive begins this week, and will culminate with the American Cancer Society’s Hall County Relay for Life on May 31, 2013. Wig drop off locations include:
NGMC Radiation Oncology Department (bottom floor of the Outpatient Building)
The Longstreet Cancer Center
Oncology Specialists of North Georgia, a division of Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Gynecologic Oncology (office of Dr. Andrew Green)
Hall County Relay for Life at Road Atlanta in Braselton on May 31, 2013
Wig donations are tax deductible (name and address needed to send a tax form).
By donating wigs and associated products, you can help give a good hair day to people in need by rebuilding their self-confidence and give them a new perspective as they undergo cancer treatment.
For more information, contact Bridges or Lopez at 770-219-6055.