Cancer Council offering women wigs and turbans
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 cancerqld.org.au. Cancer Council Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Wig and Service is available at Big Top Shopping Centre, Shops DA1 and DA2, Duporth Ave, Maroochydore.