Why Headbands?

October 24, 2012

 

I've always loved headbands. It's a simple way to add a little style to any outfit. But after my internship at the Make-A-Wish Foundation, I realized that headbands could be more than just a way to keep your hair back...



For girls and women everywhere, their hair is a part of their feminine identity. Wigs can be uncomfortable and unappealing, especially to younger girls.
 


Many girls fighting childhood cancer lose their hair during their rigorous chemotherapy treatments. Headbands are the perfect way for these girls to keep their feminine identity and have a constant reminder that they're not alone. 

 




However, throughout this journey, I've learned that these headbands are just as important to girls with hair than girls with hair loss as well.

I've distributed headbands to girls who are about to start their treatment and haven't experienced hair loss yet and I've also given headbands to girls who are starting to get their hair back after treatment. 
 


With or without hair, Headbands of Hope provides a movement to spread hope in all girls and fight in the battle against childhood cancer, one headband at a time.



As always, for every headband purchased, one headband will go to a girl with cancer and $1 will be donated to the
St. Baldrick's Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research.



Keep up the great work everyone!


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