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North Rutherford
2001 Motlow College Blvd., Smyrna, TN 37167
615-220-9622
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North Rutherford

615-220-9622
2001 Motlow College Blvd., Smyrna, TN 37167
Easter CLOSED - Happy Easter!
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Wig Bank Serves Breast Cancer Survivors in Rutherford County

January 29, 2019

Chemotherapy for breast cancer patients has a variety of challenging side effects, hair loss among them. Many survivors are faced with the cost of expensive wigs which can range from $75 to more than $200. By providing a wig bank—the brainchild of Pam Arnold and Melanie Cavender—the YMCA hopes to ease the minds of survivors about hair loss.

Before this became a reality in 2010, Arnold passed away. But Cavender persevered, ultimately dedicating the project in memory of Arnold.

The Rutherford County community lent its support to the effort. Top of the Block co-owners Martha Osborne and Pam Mack offered space inside their salon.  Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation provided a $1,500 grants. Business partners Keith Sanford and Doug Patrick donated five wigs made from synthetic and human hair as well as products to clean and style the wigs.

The wig bank is a component of the YMCA's After Breast Cancer (ABC) program in Rutherford County and is just one of the ways ABC offers support for the spirit, mind, and body following a breast cancer diagnosis.

YMCA of Middle Tennessee

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1000 Church St.
Nashville, TN 37203
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