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Skin Care, Hair Care, Wigs and Makeup

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Chemocare.com

Contact: 844-268-3901
Population Served:

Anyone seeking information on chemotherapy or cancer

Mission

Chemocare.com® is a website designed to provide the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends. The site focuses on care during chemotherapy including information about FDA approved chemotherapy medications, nutrition, managing side effects and self-care tips. The content is continually updated and reviewed by oncology specialists.

Chemocessories

Contact: Website
Population Served:

Women with cancer in the US

Mission

To help women with cancer hold on to their strength and sense of themselves during treatment by providing personalized sets of accessories

  • Provides a free set of accessories (such as scarves, turbans, jewelry) to women going through cancer treatment and hair loss
  • Website offers a list of additional resources.

EBeauty

Contact: Website only
Population Served:

Women in the US undergoing cancer treatment

Mission

To provide all women, regardless of economic status, access to wigs in order to restore their self-image and confidence during cancer treatments

  • Offers a Wig Exchange Program in which donated wigs are refurbished and sent free of charge to women in need.  Patients may select style, color and other options via an interactive online platform.
  • The EBeauty Resource Center provides online listings of local and national services, providers, support groups, etc.

Hair We Share

Contact: 516-484-8483
Population Served:

US residents with permanent hair loss due to a medical condition (cancer, alopecia, autoimmune disease, trauma)

Mission

To help maintain dignity, confidence and self-esteem to those affected by medical hair loss.

  • Provides a wig free of charge to children 18 years old and under with a medical hair loss condition; if over 18 years old, offers a free wig based on financial need and approval
  • Accepts hair donations; see website for details
  • Builds public awareness about the psychological devastation of medical hair loss.

Heavenly Hats

Contact: 920-362-2668
Population Served:

Cancer patients and other medical patients who lose their hair due to a disease or the treatment of a disease.

Mission

To provide brand-new hats for cancer patients and other medical patients who lose their hair due to a disease or the treatment of a disease; to provide hats to individuals and hospitals in order to help the patients feel better about themselves and to give them the extra courage and hope to win their fight.

Hope Scarves

Contact: 502-333-9715
Population Served:

Cancer survivors (pediatric and adult) in active treatment throughout the world.

Mission

To support people facing cancer through scarves, stories, and research. 

  • Provides free headscarves paired with survivor stories to offer encouragement to those in active treatment.
     

Knots of Love

Contact: 949-933-7000
Population Served:

People who may be undergoing chemotherapy, or who are burn victims, brain surgery patients, head trauma patients, or individuals with alopecia

Mission

To warm the hearts and heads of those experiencing traumatic hair loss by knitting and crocheting caps with love.

  • Hats are delivered free of charge to patients across the country

Locks of Love

Contact: 561-833-7332
Population Served:
Mission
To return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.

Look Good Feel Better

Contact: Website
Population Served:

Cancer patients worldwide

Mission

To teach beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of treatment and to help them find a sense of support, confidence, courage and community.

  • Look Good Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that includes resources and hands-on workshops on skin and nail care, cosmetics, wigs and turbans, accessories and styling. Though geared primarily to women, teens and men can find helpful information on the website.
  • Website provides an online “Program Finder” to search in–person workshop locations; virtual workshops are offered as well.

Patients Into People

Contact: info@patientsintopeople.com
Population Served:

Anyone affected by cancer in the U.S.

Mission

To brighten the day of a cancer patient with a gift of a cheerful, new hospital gown.

  • Provides gowns in a variety of sizes to men and women battling cancer 

Wigs and Wishes

Contact: 856-582-6600
Population Served:

Cancer patients (women and children)

Mission

Dedicated to providing wigs & granting wishes to courageous individuals battling cancer.

  • Offers a free wig and complimentary styling services to women with cancer through a network of participating salons and stylists
  • Accepts hair donations; see website for details
  • Offers wishes to children who are terminally ill with cancer

Wigs for Kids (WFK)

Contact: 440-333-4433
Population Served:

Patients 18 years and under (sometimes older if still in school) who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns and other medical issues, worldwide

Mission

Helping Children Look Themselves and Live Their Lives

  • Hair replacement systems and support for children is provided at no cost to children or their families
  • Provides complimentary, custom-made hairpieces
  • Candidates must be referred by their doctor, nurse or social worker
  • Accepts hair donations