As I was giving birth to my daughter the first thing the doctor said as she was entering the world was “look at all that hair!”, but the reality is that every year thousands of Canadian children lose their hair to cancer treatments, alopecia and other medical causes. Seeing my precious baby for the first time was one of the greatest moments of my life and so on her first birthday I wanted to do something special and give back by donating my hair to a child in need on her behalf. Something so small and that we take for granted can mean the WORLD to a young child. I can’t think of any other better gift, especially with Christmas around the corner.
Below is a little bit of information about the program. Please feel free to make a contribution, however small. Please note that tax receipts will be given for all donations above $25.
Nav, Manny, and Sitara
At Angel Hair For Kids, we believe the act of providing a wig or hair loss solution will increase a child’s self-esteem and confidence during a difficult time in their young lives.
Founded in 1995 by Roslyn Yearwood and Amalia Ruggiero, this special program is unlike any other and is the only one of its kind in Canada. Each Angel Hair For Kids recipient is given a personal appointment at a salon that specializes in wigs and hair loss.
Using hair and financial donations generously donated to the program, Angel Hair For Kids provides wigs and hair systems to recipients at no cost to the child’s family. It typically takes between 10 and 12 donated ponytails and $2,000 to sponsor one Angel Hair For Kids child.
With care and compassion the experts walk the child and their family through the process of selecting a wig or hair loss solution that meets their needs. Once selected, the hair prosthesis is fitted and styled especially for that child, making it their very own.