The Wigs and Accessories Room was created in August of 2004 from a need in the Stratford community for providing cancer patients with head accessories during their treatments. With donations, the Wig Room has been able to provide wigs, hats and scarves all FREE of charge. Each year varies with the number of clients, but has averaged around 60 per year.
To set up a personal appointment, contact 519-271-0373 and leave a confidential message. One of the volunteers will return the call as soon as possible.
VOLUNTEERS AND HAIRDRESSER
The volunteers of the Wig Room are very dedicated and committed to helping each client confidentially, with their specific needs. The volunteers of the month set up appointments to meet with the clients and their family or friends. We have a rotation of 8-10 volunteers. They are greeted at the side entrance to the church and brought up to the beautiful parlour where they are made to feel comfortable and at ease. A major commitment comes from our own volunteer hairdressers, Adelinde and Lianne, who are very particular in helping each individual pick an appropriate colour and style to make them look and feel better. Sometimes the client will want their hair shaved off in order to have the best fit for the wig and to alleviate the shock of losing it in clumps. Most clients leave with a little smile on their face and hope in their hearts.
CANCER CARE MISSION
Other aspects of the Cancer Care Mission based out of Knox Presbyterian Church include offering prayer shawls, meal certificates and breast prosthesis financial support. The Cancer Care Mission at Knox strives to work closely with the health care community to be able to provide wigs and accessories to any cancer patient in need. The demand for this service has grown into clients coming from surrounding counties and through hospitals in KW, London, Toronto, Wingham, Owen Sound, and Stratford where patients are undergoing treatments. Please pass on this information to anyone who is in need. Our hope in the future is to have a satellite in another location.