Why should you donate your ponytail to CANSA to make wigs for cancer patients? The answer is simple, really:
Because hair grows back. Unless you’re going through chemotherapy. Then it’s falling out. And amongst all the other horrific things you need to deal with as a cancer patient, worrying about how you look bald should not be one of them. Your long and healthy hair can provide someone with a beautiful wig to maintain some dignity.
My mom died of breast cancer about 6 years ago and what stuck out for me was the change in her confidence level once she decided to buy a wig and had some hair on her head again. Such a simple thing can make such a huge difference.
So I decided about a year ago that I was going to grow my hair as long as I could bear and donate it to CANSA for a wig. It was so easy. Okay, so it took what felt like an eon to grow the length required and my cut afterwards ended up being way shorter than expected, but it’s worth it.
You should do it too.
Check out all the details on www.cansa.org.za. You need to donate at least 25cm of ponytail.