November 8, 2021

“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love. They continue to participate in every act, thought, and decision we make.” -Leo Buscaglia

Cheryl’s mother, Joanne, was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer in 2016. in 2016. Joanne was a mother, wife, grandmother, and friend who was loved dearly. Shortly after starting chemotherapy, she began to lose her hair. Cheryl shared with our team that when her mother lost her hair, it was an extremely emotional time for her because she “didn’t feel that she was pretty anymore.” Cheryl also shared that her hairpieces were so expensive, and never did feel quite like herself while wearing them. 

Joanne passed away on September 17, 2018, and to celebrate her and her memory, Cheryl put together a fundraiser on Facebook for Wigs For Kids. After sharing her mother’s story with her friends and family, $6,000 was raised in just three days in honor of Joanne.

On the third anniversary of her mother’s passing, Cheryl wanted to do something special again. She decided to host another Facebook fundraiser to raise money for Wigs For Kids and the children served. Within just two days, she raised $2,550! By the end of the fundraiser, Cheryl raised over $3,000.

  Joanne Looking out the doorJoanne with her hair piece

Though evoked from pain and loss, Cheryl used her mother’s experience with illness to help the lives of others going through similar afflictions. With Cheryl’s generosity and passion to help others, she was able to raise thousands of dollars for Wigs For Kids. We’re so grateful for her fundraisers and giving spirit. Want to host a fundraiser and help the children we serve? Visit our fundraising page here

You Might Also Like

Local 1393 Motorcycle Club Supporting Wigs for Kids- May 13, 2023

Kick Stand-Up will be the phrase used to kick off an annual event hosted by Local 1393 Motorcycle Club on May 13.  Bikers from across the U.S. (300 strong) will converge in Brown County, Indiana for their annual ride and fundraiser. The ride starts at 12 Noon and will end at about 4:30 PM at […]

read iconRead More

Salon District Studios Fundraising Activities for Wigs for Kids

The owners of Salon District Studios in Bakersfield, CA have chosen Wigs for Kids for fundraising activities this spring. The owners are Casey and Linda Rion, they held the grand opening of the business in November 2019. They have two locations with over 60 studios. Services offered at the various studios range from hair stylists, […]

read iconRead More

Above and Beyond to Help Children 

Teresa Sheldon is a hair donor at Wigs for Kids who goes above and beyond to help children. Teresa has donated her hair multiple times because she knows that no child should have to experience the trauma of losing hair.   Teresa’s giving heart does not end there. Every year in the month of December, Teresa’s […]

read iconRead More

About Wigs For Kids

Wigs For Kids is a nonprofit organization that helps children suffering from hair loss stemming
from chemotherapy, radiation therapy, alopecia, trichotillomania, burns, and other medical
causes. Stylists and regular people just like you work together to give recipients the self-esteem
and self-image they deserve.


Sign up below to receive updates from Wigs For Kids