To support women who are undergoing cancer treatment and experiencing hair loss, we joined with the American Cancer Society to open a wig bank on the hospital campus. Hair loss is the most known and visible side effect of chemotherapy. Through this program, cancer patients can receive one free, high‑quality wig free of charge in a safe and comforting environment.
Trained wig bank volunteers provide one‑on‑one consultations to help find a wig that fits each patient’s lifestyle. They also offer insight into using and caring for wigs as well as suggestions for how to utilize turbans and scarves as an alternative to a wig. Adults interested in becoming a trained wig bank volunteer may call 661‑949‑5145 or send an email to Patricia.Karnstedt@avhospital.org.
The wig bank is open every other Monday from 1‑5 p.m. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 1‑800‑227‑2345.