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Hair Donation

Hair Donation

HAIR DONATION TO CREATE WIGS FOR CANCER PATIENTS
SHOW YOU CARE, DONATE YOUR HAIR

copewithcancer provides Free Wigs to Cancer Patients

Wig or hair prosthesis is a nonsurgical hair replacement solution specifically designed for those suffering from hair loss. Wigs made from natural hair are custom made to fit the client’s head and are sturdy and durable. The inside of the cap is made with comfortable soft material for sensitive scalp. Special non-slip material is used in sections of the caps to prevent the wig from shifting and sliding on the head. In addition, there are hook adjustments at the nape of the neck. The hair is hand tied onto a scalp like base material which is breathable, comfortable and can be washed and styled as one desires, giving one a totally natural appearance. This is the advantage of wig made out of natural hair as compared to synthetic material.

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SPREAD THE WORD
Most women cut, restyle, or shave off their hair for either styling or religious purposes. We , at Cope with Cancer, aim to create awareness, to inspire people to donate their healthy hair for a noble cause to someone who needs it and make them feel complete from within. It is a kind, generous and satisfying way for those who want to give something back to society to show that they care

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ANYONE CAN DONATE
Donating hair for cancer patients is both easy and rewarding and anyone can do so. Our hair that takes so long to grow can be made into a beautiful wig for someone who really needs it to maintain a positive body image after her hair is shed due to chemotherapy.

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THE NEED IS GREAT
Hair is an important part of our looks & the way we project ourselves to the world. Hair is precious and even more so to someone who loses it suddenly due to medical reasons. For cancer patients, hair loss is the most stressful & traumatic side effect of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. This effect on their appearance can be a further setback to patients who are already enduring physical and emotional hardship. The patients lose their identity, lack self-esteem and have lowered morale.

GUIDE LINES FOR ACCEPTABLE DONATIONS

  • You can get the hair cur at any salon. Hair has to be washed, dried and tied into a plait with rubber bands at both the ends.

  • Please make sure that the whole bunch of hair is minimum 12″ long and not just a few strands. The hair shorter than that is not usable for wigs as knotting the same in the wig scalp is difficult

  • Do not let the hair to be donated fall on ground as hair swept off the floor is unusable for making wigs.

  • At least 6 -7 women’s hair is required to make one wig. The donated hair we receive is sorted according to their quality and then used to make a wig.

  • Gray, Treated, Coloured and streaked hair is accepted.

  • Place the cut plait in a plastic bag with your name. 

  • Courier the hair in a padded envelope to Madat Trust, 15 Ujagar Industrial Estate, Waman Patil Marg, Deonar, Mumbai 400071.

  • Alternatively you can meet our volunteers at desk 145 in golden jubilee block in Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

  • Please email us pre-post hair cut pictures to be put on our website along with a short note about your thoughts on hair donation.

  • We shall courier u the certificate of appreciation at the address provided, soon after we receive the hair parcel.

eMail us to Join our Family of Hair Donors

Hair donated is sorted out based on colour , length and texture and is used to prepare a wig. Hair from more than 6-7 people is required to make a wig for an adult. The hair you have donated will be used exclusively towards producing a low cost wig for an economically challenged individual.

Special Thanks:
Mr. Pankaj Bhupatkar of R K Wigs – making and fitting wigs for the patients
Mr Sushanth Shyamsundar (The Travelling Stylist) – actively leading our hair donation programs & spreading awareness.

Tata Hospital is appreciative of the involvement of Madat Charitable Trust for easing patients financial burden.

Appreciation Letter from Tata Memorial Hospital

September 2016.

Mr. R.N. Bhat – Head MSW – Tata Memorial Hospital

Tata Memorial Hospital recognises the effort being made by Madat Trust – copwithcancer initiative.

Read the letter

Mr. S.H. Jafri – Sr. PRO, Tata Memorial Hospital

copewithcancer.org is a great initiative. Most of the other sites are Western. Culture determines expectation and anxiety of cancer patients and I have always been worried about an Indian reading some of the things the Western sites write. copewithcancer.org will set this right. – 

Dr Avinash Dev Oncologist

Dr Avinash Dev Oncologist

Our Family of Hair Donors

We Salute the Gracious Ladies who parted with  their Hair to Make a Difference