Published on 5th January,2014 ,12.00PM
Chennai, February 4, 2013 : 'Tangled' an awareness campaign and hair donation drive by The Rotaract Club of Women's Christian College (RC-WCC) along with Green Trends unisex Hair and Style Salon, to make wigs for cancer patients, kicked off today at Women's Christian College, Chennai on the account of World Cancer day. Dr. Shanta, The Chairman, Adayar Cancer Institute inaugurated the event in the presence of Dr. Ridling Margaret Waller, Principal, Women's Christian College, Chennai, Mr. Gopalakrishnan, Business Head, Trends in Vogue Pvt.Ltd and Dr.Surendran and his team from Adayar Cancer Institute. The event witnessed a huge gathering of young and willing women donors of Women's Christian College.
Hair loss is one of the most difficult side effects of cancer treatments to deal with, as appearance is closely linked to one's self esteem. More than the pain undergone, hair loss is the hardest part in having cancer treatment; this may even cause deep depression in some of the patients. The 10 day hair donation drive is aimed to support cancer patients with customized wigs to hold up their self-esteem and to help them recover at a faster pace.
The drive will be hosted at various points in the state including 15 colleges, 15 corporates and at all the branches of Green Trends unisex Hair and Style Salons.
"We are overwhelmed by the support extended by the College and the students in making this a successful pilot initiative. We would like to reassure self-confidence through this donation drive. We aim at donating 200 hair wigs to Adayar Cancer Institute by March 2014", said RenneeSaradha, a final year student and Club president.