Cancer patients at Eisenhower Medical Center who've lost their hair in treatment will soon have new wigs at their disposal, thanks to a special donation by a local business.
Today's Tresses Wig Boutique, based in Palm Desert, donated a group of wigs this week valued at $5,000, representatives told Patch.
“I am so pleased to be able to donate for a second year these beautiful wigs to Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center,” said the business's owner, Diane Kaiser. “The Cancer Center is truly a remarkable and caring treatment facility for people diagnosed with cancer."
Kaiser said she donated 17 wigs; a mix of real human hair and synthetic hair pieces in all lengths and styles to suit different women's tastes.
Kaiser made a similar donation last year, and decided to make it a tradition and donate again. She said many of the women at the center had older, out of date wigs and wanted to help out.
"I wanted them to have newer styles," she told Patch.
Center representatives say the wigs help with patient care on an emotional level.
“To have a gift of this quality is really extraordinary and the generosity of Today’s Tresses is greatly appreciated,” stated Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, OSW-C, Community Outreach and Patient Support Services, Director of Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center. “Here at our Cancer Center we strive to care for the whole patient and not just for the disease, and we have been successful in enveloping people in a treating, as well as healing atmosphere."
Today's Tresses has been in the Valley for five years, and is located at 73-260 El Paseo.