Wigs Distributed To Cancer Patients In Chennai
The Cherian Foundation and the Rotaract Club of Women's Christian College came together to manufacture natural hair wigs and distribute them to cancer survivors.
Natural wigs give confidence to cancer survivors who lose hair post chemotherapy
- Cherian Foundation and the Green Trends Salon distributed 250 hair wigs
- 32,000 people donated their hair in the first drive
- The Wigs were distributed at Chennai's Adyar Instititute
Aimed at boosting the spirits of the Cancer Patients and those who have bravely fought through it, the Cherian Foundation and the Green Trends Salon distributed 250 natural hair wigs to Cancer patients in the Adyar Cancer institute in Chennai. What started off as a small initiative Rotaract students from Women's Christian College, has now been successfully taken forward with 370 hair wigs being distributed in the last two years. This has been looked upon as a great initiative as the wigs give cancer patients a lot of confidence.
The initiative kicked off with a hair collection drive spearheaded by the college students of the Women's Christian College. 32,000 people donated their hair in the first drive itself motivating the Rotaract students to push the initiative to a larger scale. Subsequently, they tied up with the Green Trends Salon' to create natural looking hair wigs for the Cancer patients who get worried about their temporary hair loss post chemotherapy.
The Wigs were distributed at an event organised at Chennai's Adyar Institute which witnessed a horde of people coming from different organisations who contributed to this project. The chairman of the Cherian Foundation started off the event by explaining the process of manufacturing hair wigs. He said that the collected hair were segregated into different sections according to their colour, texture and length and then like normal hair, they are properly washed and groomed to maintain the natural shine and texture. Later on, they are parted and tied from two sides to give it a natural look. The final touch is given by working on creating a good quality base so that it is comfortable to use.
Later, in the event, a member of the Cherian Foundation demonstrated on to how to wear the wig and adjust it properly on the head. These demonstrations were followed by distribution of wigs to the invited cancer survivors.
"Hair is an essential aspect of a woman's beauty and her morale degrades when she loses hair. This initiative will help them stand with utmost confidence in the society and get back to their daily routine," says Gayatri (mother of a Cancer Survivor).