about strands of strength

Our Mission

Established in 2011 by a cancer survivor, Strands of Strength (SOS) is a 503(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide wigs free of charge to low-income women suffering hair loss due to cancer treatment. The wigs offered by Strands of Strength disguise hair loss, decrease feelings of vulnerability and provide greater self-esteem, hopefully resulting in the personal strength needed to successfully battle the disease.

There’s little in this world more personally devastating than receiving a diagnosis of cancer. Facing the fight of your life is difficult enough, and it’s made more challenging by the weakness and hair loss caused by the powerful measures treatment requires.

We’re striving to make the ride through cancer treatment a little less rocky. Strands of Strength exists to provide cancer patients in financial need the wigs necessary to look better, feel better and rejoin the community during treatment. It’s a simple solution that instills patients with the optimism and self-esteem to raise their chance of victory over the disease.

We all know how we feel when we walk into the world with a new haircut. It’s like having a new outlook on life. We’re giving that feeling – the feeling of hope and confidence – back to these cancer patients.