While there are multiple organizations that provide wigs for these women, we realized a gap in that once the women receive a wig, they have no place to put them. In 2016, our club started making wig stands to help women undergoing treatment that results in hair loss. The thought was these women need something better than an old milk jug to hold their wigs when they take them off. As of March, 2019, our club has donated 593 wig stands! Sadly, the need continues to outpace our ability to produce them.
We are proud to say that our efforts have inspired other wood turning clubs in Colorado, Nevada, and even Ontario to begin making wig stands for cancer centers in their areas. Our efforts have been recognized in multiple publications, including newspapers and the parent AAW magazine.
Elm City Hardwoods supplied cherry wood to our cause. Club members then used it to make some of the wig stands which are donated to the Susan G Komen Foundation. Thank You John!
Until a cure is found, we will continue to support this effort!