Posts Tagged ‘Breast Cancer’

Support Free Mamograms and Prevent Breast Cancer

A favor to ask, it only takes a minute….

Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on the pink box located on the top right side, that says ¬†” Click Here To Give… It’s Free”.

This doesn’t cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

Here’s the web site! Pass it along to people you know.



I want to thank you so much for taking your time to do this. You will help save a life.

On choosing a wig

How I Chose the Perfect Wig To Wear During Breast Cancer Treatment

This is a story from a special lady who shares her experiences in choosing a wig.

Here is one excerpt;

My Most Embarassing Wig Moment:

I’m not very tall, and I was walking through a crowd at a party. Some of the taller people in the crowd squeezed their way past me and wooosh! my wig almost got dragged away with them. Fortunately, my friends were fast and rushed over to literally smack my wig back down on my head.

Click here to read the full story on

Where to Find Free Wigs for Cancer Patients

If you or someone you love can’t afford a wig, you’re in luck. Several reputable organizations provide free wigs to individuals in need.

American Cancer Society

Many local chapters of the American Cancer Society (ACS) provide free wigs through their wig banks. In order to determine if a chapter near you is donating wigs, visit the official ACS office locator here.

The ACS has also teamed with the Entertainment Industry Foundation to distribute free wigs donated by the Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths campaign. Relying on ponytail donations from women across the country, the campaign creates the wigs and distributes them to ACS wig banks located across the country. If you are interested in obtaining a free wig, contact ACS at 1-877-227-1596.


CancerCare, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing completely free and professional support services to cancer patients and anyone affected by the disease, offers wigs at no charge. Take advantage of this service by contacting CancerCare here.

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization

Women with limited resources can take advantage of the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization’s wig and prosthesis bank. This service provides up to 500 wigs annually to patients, along with wig care and styling tips and a 24 hour phone hotline. These services are made free thanks to the support of the organization’s donors. If you’re interested in receiving a free wig, contact Y-ME’s 24 hour hotline at 1-800-221-2141 to speak with a peer counselor.

Duke Cancer Patient Support Program

The Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a variety of support groups for patients at the hospital and within the local community. Among them is the Wig and Turban Program, which offers free wigs in various styles and colors, as well as turbans and hats (also provided at no charge to the patient).

The Duke program is just one example of hundreds of similar programs across the country (another is the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center Wig Bank Program).To find out if a facility near you offers a free hairpiece service, contact your local ACS chapter or community hospital for further information.

Wigs for Kids

Children under the age of 18 are eligible to receive a wig free of charge from Wigs for Kids. This non-profit organization relies on the donation of ponytails to create wigs for children. To request a free wig, simply fill out the form located here.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Many local chapters of Susan G. Komen for the Cure offer wigs free of charge to patients. To find a Komen affiliate in your area, visit Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Affiliate locator.

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