The right wig helped me feel more like myself when I needed to the most
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 at the age of 33.
There was no history of breast cancer in my family, and I was a year and a half into my marriage. I was ready to start planning my family—not a cancer journey.
Hearing my prognosis was a very scary and traumatic moment.
My tumor was 4 centimeters and very aggressive. My oncologist recommended chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and trastuzumab.
Chemotherapy meant I would lose my signature feature: long red hair.
I wanted a wig to help keep my sense of self.
I planned to continue working throughout my treatment and wanted to feel as normal as possible. I was thankful the American Cancer Society offered a free wig, but devastated when I realized nothing they had was anything like what I had lost. I didn’t know what to do.
Friends and family collected $950 dollars to help me get a real-hair wig.
The worry and stress that surrounded finding the right wig was over. I wore it the entire 5 plus months that I had no hair.
The dream of Wig and a Prayer was born.
The compassion and support I received made me determined to, one day, start a foundation that could offer financial support to other women trying to hold on to their identities during this time of crisis.
I hope we can help you find a wig that boosts your courage and confidence through your cancer journey.
Our salon partners
Women receiving assistance from Wig and a Prayer can choose to book their appointment at any one of our partnering salons.
Complete a short form to begin a request for financial assistance.
The support our foundation and partnering salons provide women with cancer is only possible through the generosity and good will of our donors