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Join WCCa��s Rotaract Club and Green Trends as they help cancer patients with free wigs

Cancer signifies many thingsa��shock, anguish, life-altering change.A�However, what many dona��t consider is that it also affects a persona��s appearanceA�and self wortha��as the treatment takes its toll on their weight and hair. This is where the girls of Womena��s Christian Collegea��s Rotaract Club are trying to make a difference.

a�?Many young girls and women cana��t afford to buy wigs, as they cost anything between Rs 10,000 and Rs 25,000. This leads to a loss of self confidence,a�? says Rennee S S, a final year BA English student and the president of the WCC Rotaract Club. a�?While doing research, we found that though NGOs like Locks of Love in the US provideA�hair pieces to children, no one in India does anything similar. So we decided to spread awareness about this.a�?

Called a�?Tangleda��, the initiative is a two-pronged one. Theya��ve tied up with Green Trends Salons to start a hair donation drive, and a team ofA�rotaractorsa��trained by psycho-oncologists from Adyar Cancer Institutea��will visit schools and colleges to spread awareness. The hair donation drive will kick off onA�February 4, World Cancer Day, across all Green Trends salons and will continue for 10 days.

a�?Wea��ve trained our stylists to cut eight to 10 inch locksa��the minimum length required to make a wiga��from areas that will not affect the existing hair style of the donor,a�? saysGopalakrishnan, business head of Trends In Vogue, the group behind Green Trends. The hair will then be handed over to theA�rotaractors,A�who have zeroed in on wig-makers in Kodambakam to create the final products.
a�?Wea��ll hand over the wigs by the end of March,a�? says Rennee, who plans to inspire others by shaving off all her hair for the cause.

At all Green Trends salons, from February 4 to 14. Details: 18004202020

a��Surya Praphulla Kumar

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