Waterford Place Expands Wig Program for People of Color 

Grant will be used to purchase medical wigs for cancer patients with highly textured hair

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Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center will expand its selection of medical wigs to include more options for people of color, thanks to a grant from the Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation. 

Because chemotherapy-related hair loss can be traumatic, Waterford Place provides wigs and salon services to cancer patients for free. Having a wig that looks similar to a person’s natural hair allows them to maintain a sense of dignity and contributes to a better overall sense of well-being. 

In December 2020, Waterford Place began to diversify wig offerings to include more choices for people of color after receiving a grant from First Midwest Charitable Foundation. The new grant from the Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation will allow for a further expansion of this program and even more options for cancer patients.  

Waterford Place will use part of the $6,750 grant to purchase 15 medical wigs from Coils to Locs, a supplier of coily, curly wigs specifically made for Black people and others with highly textured hair. Funds will also be used to promote the program.

Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center provides programs and services for free to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis. For more information about the wig boutique and salon, call (331) 301-5280.

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