In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, HairFlair for Hope, based in Washington DC, announces that it will give away 5 fabulous, funky, far-out pink wigs to adults and children undergoing chemotherapy. HFfH is a nonprofit provider of handcrafted fantasy wigs that offers people with hair loss a colorful, esteem boosting alternative, while engaging the volunteer community in the artistic experience of wigmaking.
“It is our mission to serve people undergoing hair loss and we wanted to do something special to raise visibility for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in honor of our dear friend and supporter, Crystal, who recently discovered that she has breast cancer,” said Sherri Sosslau, Executive Director of HFfH.
Crystal, a donor and a volunteer, has spent many hours creating one-of-a-kind creations for others in need. “I had always admired the whimsical look of vibrant and beautiful hair fall attachments. When HairFlair for Hope started making fantasy wigs, I thought it was a wonderful way to bring some joy to women and children dealing with the trauma of hair loss and I became a financial supporter. I never thought that one day I too would need HFfH’s help,” Crystal explains.
Crystal is currently recovering from breast cancer surgery and chemotherapy. “Friday was a really hard day. I went to buy a wig for my impending hair loss. Although this wig shop came highly recommended, their selection was quite limited. I ended up with a wig that was the closest to my natural red hair, but still looked pretty ugly. I was comforted that I could also have a wig from HairFlair for Hope when I wanted to have fun and feel more like myself with my friends.”
If you or someone you love, has recently gone through medical hair-loss and wish to receive the gift of a free handmade wig, please submit an application by November 15. We have 5 pink wigs to give in honor and celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but we are always accepting applications from people in need. Apply here!
Not your “every day wig,” HairFlair for Hope wigs offer the wearer a dose of fun and creativity. These unique wigs boost the esteem of women and children who wear them for fun. HairFlair for Hope seeks to spread joy to folks who need it the most: those who do not wear wigs just for kicks. While some folks who lose their hair to illness might not wish to call attention to their situation every day, HairFlair is for those days when they wish to take ownership of their challenging situation by adding a dose of therapeutic play and fantasy.
HairFlair for Hope is registered as a not-for-profit organization in Washington, DC and currently in the process of applying for 501c3 status. *NOTE: They are always on the lookout for volunteers of all ages who love knitting, crocheting, and crafting.
Contact person: Sherri Sosslau, Executive Director, HairFlair for Hope, Inc.
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