Grooming & Personal Care
Magical Yarn Project: Chemotherapy treatments often leave young scalps too sensitive for scratchy traditional wigs, but yarn wigs are comfy!
Pink Heart Funds: Provides free wigs to children with physician referral. Shop online. Contact social worker for details.
Wigs for Kids: A nonprofit organization that provides wigs and accepts hair donations.
Hats & Wigs
Caps for Kids: Provides a cap autographed by the athlete, entertainer, or other notable celebrity of their choice.
Crowns of Courage: nonprofit dedicated to helping pediatric cancer patients overcome the fear of chemotherapy related hair loss, by providing halo wigs at absolutely no cost to the family.
Ellie’s Hats: Started by teacher of a local child with leukemia; provides free hats year round to kids with cancer.
Free Wigs 4 Kids: Handmade wigs from GA nonprofit for children and young adults with medical hair loss. Specializing in African American wigs.
Girl on the Go: Provides private in-home wig consultations for girls and women going through cancer treatment.
Hair Club for Kids: Provides free hair restoration for children battling hair loss as a result of illness.
Headcovers Unlimited: Provides hats, turbans, and wigs for hair loss and cancer patients.
Ways to Help Childhood Cancer Patients
Hair care products that are gentle on sensitive skin and scalps. Some good options include:
• Sensitive skin shampoo and conditioner
• A wide-tooth comb or detangling brush to help prevent hair breakage when hair returns
• Hydrating and moisturizing skincare products such as facial cleansers and non-greasy lotions that absorb quickly
• Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher
• Personal care items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and soap. Some good options include:
• A travel toothbrush and toothpaste set so they can brush their teeth on the go
• Deodorant that is gentle on sensitive skin
• Soap that is fragrance-free and hypoallergenic
• Gift certificates to spas.
1. Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands often and be prepared to wear, a face mask.
2. Don't comment on rapid weight gain and loss. Such changes are often the result of certain medications.
3. Sleep comes quickly! Be prepared for sudden exhaustion to hit your loved one or friend.
4. Check first before you bring food or snacks. Some patients have restricted diets.