According to University of Iowa medical studies, over 16,000 Iowans are newly diagnosed with cancer each year. While many of them have the support and financial resources to successfully fight the disease, many do not. It is these patients Strands of Strength seeks to help. By joining together to raise the funds needed to purchase wigs, and by working closely with area hospitals and cancer treatment centers to screen recipients, Strands of Strength is, quite literally, saving people’s lives.
As oncology doctors, nurses and caregivers, you are critical in allowing Strands of Strength to help others. We rely on you, the people who work with oncology patients every day, to identify those who can benefit from our services.
Your support can take many forms, including helping patients select and receive their head coverings, volunteering at events, collecting donations, donating gifts for charity auctions and providing financial assistance.
As an Iowa salon owner or stylist, you can help cancer patients cover the signs of treatment by styling their wigs, making personal donations and collecting patron contributions in support of the Strands of Strength mission.