About Chemo With Style

“Chemo with Style” was founded in November, 2005 by Paulette Criscione and Terry Vann-Schon and through all the heart felt volunteers who have dedicated their time and belief in this class to help others. It’s a class that invites all types of cancer survivors to participate in a fun evening to learn about different headwear fashions and other personal appearance tips. It helps to restore their sense of worth, which is crucial to help with their fight against cancer. The class meets every other month on the lower level of the South Carolina Oncology Association building (SCOA) at 166 Stoneridge Drive, and since its beginning, it has helped many people.

Each person receives a nice goody bag that includes a turban, scarf and other stylish items. They also get to pick and choose a wig. This class is no cost to the survivor. Each class consists of a small group of women. You can feel the kindred spirits that is generated between the survivors with laughter, support and a sense of friendship. The classes also provide networking and resources for any patient that attends. They are given contact names, numbers and any information of organizations that will help support them through their journey.

Because of the support from our sponsors, South Carolina Oncology Associations and Hospice Care of Tri-County, “Chemo with Style” has expanded to Camden, Sumter and in the Greenville area, Mauldin & Seneca, with plans to continue reaching out and growing to help all South Carolinians.

Even if it’s only one survivor out of many that we help, it’s worth the comfort and smiles that we see from them that keep us going.