ANGEL HAIR FOR KIDS
Did you know? Each day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer. One in 330 children will develop cancer by age 20.
10,000 children in Canada will lose their hair to the ravages of cancer treatments, burn accidents or alopecia this year.
Angel Hair for Kids usually has between five and 10 applications waiting to be processed and the demand is increasing. The requests primarily come from Sick Children’s Hospitals, the Canadian Cancer Society and social workers in the community.
Each wig is handmade from approximately 12 donated human-hair ponytails, costing a minimum of $800 each. Under the Angel Hair for Kids Program, funding is available for qualifying Calgary-area children who are in need of hair prosthesis and wigs due to medical reasons.
The Fringe Hair is committed to the Angel Hair for Kids program. As the Calgary Chapter, we ask for your assistance in referring any children in need.
*(Source: Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation)