Can­cer Coun­cil of­fer­ing women wigs and tur­bans

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS -

CAN­CER Coun­cil Queens­land is reach­ing out to Sun­shine Coast women who have lost their hair as a re­sult of can­cer treat­ment, of­fer­ing free wigs and tur­bans in a time of need.

Hair loss can be an ex­tremely con­fronting and dis­tress­ing time for those af­fected, but thanks to com­mu­nity sup­port, women af­fected are not alone.

Women di­ag­nosed with can­cer can bor­row a wig, tur­ban, or head scarves, for the du­ra­tion of their treat­ment through Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land’s in­no­va­tive ESA Wig and Tur­ban Ser­vice Wigs are funded by Ed­u­ca­tion Ser­vice As­so­ci­a­tion In­ter­na­tional and com­mu­nity do­na­tions, and vol­un­teers gen­er­ously sew colour­ful tur­bans for those af­fected.

Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Chris McMil­lan said rais­ing aware­ness of the ser­vice was vi­tal.

“Hair loss can be one of the most dis­tress­ing side ef­fects of can­cer treat­ment, which is why we’re reach­ing out to help,” Ms McMil­lan said.

“This year on the Sun­shine Coast we’ve loaned 35 wigs and 72 tur­bans to women ex­pe­ri­enc­ing hair loss as a re­sult of treat­ment.

“We have a wide range of wigs in var­i­ous colours and lengths.” For in­for­ma­tion call 131 120 or visit can­ Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land’s Sun­shine Coast Wig and Ser­vice is avail­able at Big Top Shop­ping Cen­tre, Shops DA1 and DA2, Du­porth Ave, Ma­roochy­dore.

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