As the end of October is here, many organizations establish whether their efforts to raise awareness paid off. Although a lot of people are aware of this devastating disease, true awareness lies in these events designed to raise funds. Donations are used to support cancer research and to provide medical treatment for patients.
Unfortunately, this treatment has several side-effects including baldness which represents a huge discomfort to women. Sometimes they lose the hair on their eyebrows as well. Other side-effects of radiation and chemotherapy include a burning sensation, exhaustion, and nausea.
However, there are many programs and agencies which provide tremendous support to many breast cancer survivors. One of them is Women Support Women, a non-profit organization which gives women free wigs based on their preferences.
This program was developed in 1993 by three women from Salisbury. Since then, WSW organized many events to educate women about the risks and to raise awareness by offering mentoring services free sleep caps, hats, scarves, wigs, and tote bags just to name a few.
Better still, WSW provides wigs to all cancer fighters who lost their hair due to radiation and chemotherapy. Also, the American Cancer Society uses all donations to fund cancer research, while it also encourages many events across the country such as Relay For Life, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Look Good, Feel Better among others.
Plus, it provides a wide variety of services to many cancer patients as well as to their caretakers and families.
Cancer fighters benefit every year from many educational workshops, where women receive professional recommendations from certified cosmetologists, who help them restore the appearance of their eyebrows with the help of special techniques and makeup.
It is worth mentioning that every workshop is free. Thanks to the services provided by the American Cancer Society, all cancer fighters, especially those newly diagnosed, benefit from support programs, and treatment options, while they are also better informed about their diagnosis, treatment costs, side effects, and caregivers.
Breast cancer patients have access to another great awareness program known as Reach To Recovery, where trained volunteers offer great support to patients by helping them to take the best decisions and to confront the disease in a calm and courageous manner. Also, to become a volunteer, you must be a breast cancer survivor.
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