Free Products and Make-up Tools for Cancer Patients

“Look Good … Feel Better” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

scarvecancerJosie Stamp, a semi-retired cosmologist conducts this session on skin and hair care, as well as wearing headscarves.

In addition, participants will receive how-to handouts and free products and make-up tools, as well as scarves and hats to cover hair loss.
The co-sponsors are the National Cosmetology Association and the Personal Care Products Council Foundation.


“Healthy Skin Management Before, During and After Treatment” will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 17.

Radiation therapist Deborah Sugg will present the regular support group program geared to longer days of summer sun.

Refreshments will be served at both sessions, which take place at the Cancer Center, 114 Columbia St. in Corning.

Guthrie Cancer Center in Corning plans two programs this month to help cancer patients.

Information: Call Cheryl Hollenbeck at (607) 937-3100.

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72 Responses to Free Products and Make-up Tools for Cancer Patients

  1. admin June 15, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    Hi RJ,

    Cancer Fairy Godmother was recently contacted by a company that might be able to help with the wig:

    They are called Hulda’s Lace Wigs and their website is

    I am going to do a write up of their site, but I have been pretty busy. They seem to be very nice people, and I must say that my first response to them was very rude, I must find some way to make an amends.

    Sorry for the delay on this, Nak

  2. Kimberly September 6, 2012 at 5:55 am #

    I’d like to know about getting a wig or bonnet for my mom this is her second battle with cancer. This time she has had chemo and radiation surgery and now 6 more months of chemo of which she was told this type wouldn’t cause her hair to fall out, which was wrong. Her hair is falling out, I want to get something to help her feel a lil better she doesn’t have the will, she’s ready to give up.

  3. Patti October 7, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    I have stage 3 breast cancer. I live in SC. Am starting my chemotherapy on Wednesday. Any scarves, hats or make-up would be appreciated. Thank you for all the help you give to everyone.

  4. Donna Trice December 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    I will begin radiationtherapy for brain tumors on Dec. 17,2012. I will appreciate any scarves, hats or make up or wigs. i am unemployed in indianapolis, indiana . Any help would be appreciated.

  5. Melissa Pike December 26, 2012 at 3:45 am #

    I started chemo on Dec. 6, 2012 and I have lost my hair. I would love to have wigs, make-up, hats, and scarves. I do not work or have any income to buy anything I have ask for. I would much appreciate for every thing I ask for. Wig: Short and long straght. color : Brown. Thank you.

  6. Aviva Zayan January 24, 2013 at 2:19 am #

    I am currently undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I have lost my job due to my illness. I was wondering if you have any make-up available. Anything would help and I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

  7. jbburton March 31, 2013 at 12:33 am #

    Dear Josie,
    My Niece has stage 1V cancer, and donated all her makeup line to a local Teen for Art Show. She truely deserves , Makeup or Scarves, to help her thru her kickin cancers butt..Thankyou if you can to help my niece to look and feel better. She just loved putting her makeup on and always doing her hair so this would be the most precious gift if you could help her. Sincerly her Aunt jb

  8. Christine April 4, 2013 at 12:16 am #

    I am currently undergoing treatment for stage three colon cancer. I have lost my job due to my illness. I was wondering if you have any make-up available. Anything would help and I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

    I really need to feel beautiful again. christne


  9. sandi April 24, 2013 at 11:53 pm #

    I am starting chemo next week. I am not working since diagnosis and surgery and very low on income. I am looking for makeup, face creams and skins creams, mint chapstick and a wig

  10. Wanda Swafford April 25, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    I need makeup scarves anything to make me feel better about myself I have been fighting this for 7 years now and its horrible Anything would be appreciated Wanda Swafford 2158 Bethesda Church Road Carrollton Georgia 30117

  11. Marvely May 28, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    I am currently undergoing chemo treatment for breast cancer and I still need to have radiation. I am looking for makeup, face and skins creams. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

  12. Cindy Albus July 4, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    Looking for make up and skin products while going though chemo. I have stage 1 Breast cancer. Diagnosed on April 27,2013. Double mastectomy on may,22, 2013. Started chemo on June 27, 2013. Any help I appreciate very much. Thank you.

  13. sharon July 12, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    Hello I’m single 35 mom of 3 kids my 3th child not my birth child but in my heart she is I live in lynn ma have breast cancer my life been been. He’ll help me I’m trying hard be health positive but that hard too anything would help ..

  14. Patricia Moore July 15, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    Hi. I’m a black woman with stage one breast cancer. I am struggling financially and mentally and physically and am the single mom of three children.
    before the diagnosis I was called cover girl by family and friends. Will you please help me with getting some self confidences back by sending a makeup kit..And makeup has become a luxury that I can’t afford
    .in dark shade skin compliments???please and thank you
    21 bland street
    Hampton Virginia

  15. Kathleen Marr August 13, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    I am a 68 year old who has lost her hair not once but twice in one year! I do not have cancer, but the Dr. has not found a cause for this to happen. This also involves ALL body hair. I am having a really rough time applying eyebrows that match. One is always a different shape and/or color. I have tried to use little plastic shapes with powder eyebrow makeup but there is nothing for the powder to stick to. My eyelashes consist of three on one eye and not many more on the other. I am having a really hard time handling this situation for a second time. I was able to purchase a wig at a nominal cost but the exhorbitant cost of permanent make-up is prohibitive. Can you make some positive suggestions? My wig is now over a year old and is starting to show its age, I could use help with that also. Thanks for any information you can give me. I am in a rural area of Wisconsin so my options may be limited.

  16. Melanie Gurney January 28, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    I have stage 3 ovarian and bladder cancer. Im under going treatment and could really use help with scarves and make up anything to make me feel some what pretty.I’m a single mother with little income and am unable to work do to my cancer as well as heart problem. Thank you and God Bless

  17. Shelly Jones February 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

    (All links listed were current as of printing)
    This Company out of Washington State offers ONE free silk ‘It’s A Wrap’ head wrap to any woman going through breast cancer treatment or has lost her hair. “Our Mission is simple: to provide, free of charge, one beautiful ‘It’s a Wrap’ or ‘Good Wishes’ scarf to women or children experiencing the thinning or loss of hair as a result of illness or treatment, to in some small way, ease their journey. Our goal is to provide a small bit of comfort and to share the power of positive thinking and good wishes with these individuals on their path to healing and recovery.”

    You are able to choose from a few different styles and they pick one of those to send you. Along with mine came a heartfelt hand-signed card by the staff there, along with a personal email from Laurie. What a wonderful company and great way to “Pay It Forward”. Thank You to them. It is a comfortable, soft wrap to cover my prickly head! Nice for days when I’m ‘hot-flashing’!!! There is also a little Swarovski crystal ‘fairy’ on it!
    These people are UNBELIEVABLE!! Located in St. Germain, WI, they do so many things for cancer patients and their families/caregivers! First off, they fulfill wishes for cancer victims. Amazing, huh?! When you as someone living with cancer in some form, submit either a “wish” or request that will help ease what you are going through or make life easier, they evaluate and do what they can! Our family’s wish was to take a weekend trip to WI Dells once my chemo treatments are over so that my children can enjoy being kids again and try to forget about all the medical ‘jargon’ we deal with day in and out. On the site they mention that they have sort of a ‘partnership’ with the Wilderness Lodge in the Dells, so we thought that would be a wonderful idea. Last week we received email and snail mail confirmation that we were approved for a trip there once I am done with chemo. They are also paying for our gas money!! What a blessing!

    Other things available through this site: Camp Angel-a weekend camp for children ages 8-12 affected by cancer through loved ones (parent, sibling or grandparent) or who have experienced the loss of a loved one through cancer-free of charge. They even provide transportation there on a Coach bus.

    Another camp they offer is Camp Teen Angel, for ages 13-15, for young people affected by cancer through loved ones (parent, sibling or grandparent) or who have experienced the loss of a loved one through cancer.

    Angel Adventures-Camp for 16- to 18-year-olds affected by cancer through a parent, sibling or grandparent, or who have recently lost a loved one through cancer.

    The Angel Care Retreat is designed to offer those special individuals who sacrifice (or have sacrificed) their time and energies to care for those living with cancer an opportunity to come together and learn techniques that enable them to reduce fatigue associated with physical, mental and emotional stress. The overall objective of Angel Care is to learn how to take care of you while providing the best care and support for family, friends and other loved ones living with cancer.

    Uplifting Angels: Angel On My Shoulder created Uplifting Angels in 1995 as its very first program. In the fall and spring of the year, very special “thinking of you” deliveries are thoughtfully planned, prepared and coordinated by Mary Long, our Uplifting Angels Director. These uplifting packages are delivered to 77 hospitals and oncology clinics throughout the state to approximately 4,900 adults and 230 children. These caring gifts are lovingly designed to brighten the cancer patients’ day and let them know they are thought of in a very special way.

    Guardian Angels-Those truly “above and beyond” people that are a part of the caregiving community are gratefully recognized and honored through Angel On My Shoulder’s “Guardian Angel” Program. These selfless individuals give of themselves from many dimensions to support, comfort, and console those living with cancer. Anyone can be a Guardian Angel: spouse, sibling, child, family member, nurse, doctor, hospice worker, health care professional or a longtime friend. Time is not a factor. A Guardian Angel could have helped with someone’s struggle with cancer, perhaps for years, or is just now joining to make that difficult battle less painful.

    Healing Angels: Healing Angels is a unique retreat custom designed for cancer survivors. It is available to those now in the recovery time frame that have finished their oncology treatments, procedures and/or surgeries and are at the gateway of physical and emotional healing.
    A non-profit organization in Pennsylvania that was formed in memory of Crickett Julius, who passed away in October of 2006, only four months after being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 39. They provide wigs, mastectomy & lymphedema products, massage, facials and other pampering services as a way to help women feel feminine and beautiful despite losing their hair and/or breasts. We again were blessed with an acceptance letter from them, offering me some Mary Kay products for my “chemo skin” which really is awful! Also, I will be receiving some of the ‘pampering’ activities; a massage, facial, etc. from a local salon and spa of my choice. I only needed to provide a letter from my oncologist stating that I am ‘allowed’ to have these services done while on chemo.
    They partner with professional residential maid service that is insured and bonded, to participate in their foundation. The companies have agreed to offer four free general house cleanings-one a month for four months as a way to give back to the cancer community. You apply online; send in a confirmation of diagnosis and need. We are still waiting for a response from them now that I have sent in the necessary confirmation paperwork. In Sheboygan, Gingham Girls cleaning service is the participating agency ?
    The Pink Ribbon Riders “Patient Assistance Program provides direct financial assistance to men and women breast cancer patients. Program is open to patients in; MI, MN, ND, NY, WI, WY.”
    The Pink Daisy Project is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping young women with breast cancer manage treatment a little easier. Our headquarters are located in the Seattle area but we help young survivors from all across the country and sometimes even beyond.
    Pink Party is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 tax exempt foundation. “In addition to our annual benefit event held annually at Hollanders Pub and Grill, we host various events throughout the year, and we continue to provide grants to local organizations and individuals in need throughout our local communities.”
    ‘The Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund (SCCCF) is dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and quality of life for individuals and families of Sheboygan County who have been diagnosed with cancer or a disease of the blood.’ They helped us pay our rent when we were going through really tough times.
    Funds for Families program: ‘To educate, advocate for, empower and provide hands-on services and support to young women (15-40), before, during and after breast cancer.’
    ‘The SAM Fund is a unique non-profit organization created to assist
    young adult survivors of cancer with a successful transition into their
    post-treatment life, by providing financial support through the
    distribution of grants and scholarships.’
    ‘The BMCF supports patients 18-40 currently undergoing cancer treatment with services to meet daily needs. It provides home health care services, co-payments required by many health plans for medical care, temporary housing, and other expenses for those temporarily unable to pay bills like rent, insurance, and food.’
    ‘The United Breast Cancer Foundation is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those afflicted with breast cancer as well as those families affected by breast cancer. The United Breast Cancer Foundation financially supports a variety of programs dedicated to breast cancer screening and prevention, treatment and patient health and well-being.’
    ‘Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. PAF case managers serve as active liaisons between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters as they relate to their diagnosis also assisted by doctors and healthcare attorneys. Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability.’
    Right Action for Women (RAW) founded by actress and breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate. She is funding a financial assistance program to help young women who are at high risk for breast cancer gain access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) screening. Together with the Cancer Support Community (CSC) and Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) Right Action for Women has created a partnership to bring financial support to young women who are facing the risk of early breast cancer as a result of a genetic predisposition.
    Can help with costs such as:
    Transportation to and from cancer treatment
    Home care
    Child care
    Pain medication
    Lymphedema supplies (breast cancer only)
    If you need assistance with chemotherapy or targeted treatment co-payments, please visit the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation

    Anonymous Fund Program
    US Bank at 1 South Pinckney, Madison WI 608-252-4000
    Program description: ANONYMOUS FUND – An application is taken for people in need of emergency funds. NOT LIMITED TO MEDICAL CONDITIONS. Applicant will need a reference and should supply as much detail as possible. A board will review the application and decide if and how much will be given from the Trust Fund. Funds are dispersed on a quarterly basis. Maximum limit is $2000.00 per year. Applicants may re-apply annually, total maximum is $5000.00 per individual. Eligibility: Must be a Wisconsin Resident. Application process and reference required. Applicant must submit a fully completed application form and letter of recommendation from a professional who is familiar with your needs-such as a pastor, minister, social worker, doctor or dentist. Limit of distribution is $2,000 per year with a total of $5,000 for each individual. Moneys approved will be distributed to the creditor or retailer. Application reviewed quarterly in Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct. Completed applications must be received by: Mar 31 – for April funding, Jun 30 – for July funding, Sep 30 – for Oct funding, and Dec 31 – for Jan funding.
    ‘The mission of the Margaret Rose Kennedy Foundation is to provide need based financial aid to those with cancer related medical expenses not covered by health insurance. Typically the lack of health insurance coverage involves a gap in coverage. For example, most medical plans cover hospitalization, chemo, oncologist costs, etc. However, quite often, medical insurance does not cover the cost of searching for a suitable donor in cases where stem cells or organs are required for a transplant.’
    The American Breast Cancer Foundation provides direct financial assistance to uninsured and underserved women and men of all ages for breast cancer screening and diagnostic tests through the Key to Life Program. This includes annual screenings for women over 40, as well as support services for breast cancer patients.

    I hope you walk away from this blog with some info that will help someone you know. ?S

  18. Pat McCormick March 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    I am 59 and on Dec 31 was told I have breast cancer. I have had a mastectomy on Jan 9th, report shws I have stage 2, grade 2 invasive carcenoma. Yesterday was treatment 1 of 21 chemo rounds I will be given. All my hair will fall out and I had beautiful white hair! I really could use head covering scarfs and some makeup to helo me with my sekf estem. We live on my husband meager disability pention so times are even tougher noe. We are asking family and friends for any help they can orovide us with over the next 15 months. God Bless you all!

  19. amber sipe March 12, 2014 at 11:43 pm #

    my daughter has stag 3 breast cancer raising 3 girls she is a single mother cannt work because of this with her treatments

  20. Laurie Schneider April 5, 2014 at 11:19 pm #

    Hi, I was recently diagnosed with stage 3 esophageal cancer, starting my 2 round of chemo on wed then 1 more round before surgery and 3 rounds of chemo again so I have along way to go I’m on disability and I don’t get enough to pay main bills, if you have extra cotton chemo caps eyebrows, skin care and anything else you have I would appreiacte it. my new diagnosis ,disability ,baldness and a major weight loss well I know its me till I look in the mirror. I’m trying to find some kind of balance ,peace and figure out who I am again. Thanks for your time and for lending a ear.

  21. Selma Martin April 11, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    I have stage 4 liver cancer been taking chemo for a year now if you have any makeup and skin care stuff I sure could use it thanks a lot my address is 518 dabbs ford red decherd Tennessee 37324 I have medium skin thank you

  22. Peggy October 28, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

    I find it disturbing and dismissing to find all the models you use and the advice geared toward women who are thirty -something or less. Considering breast exams and x-rays are not covered or recommended till 40, what gives? It looks less like concern for women’s health and more age discrimination and makes me wonder about the age of your staff. Shame.

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