In 2013 and beyond Tickled Pink has supported Breast Cancer Care’s HeadStrong service – which helps prepare patients for hair loss due to cancer treatment with expert tips and emotional support.
Thanks to Tickled Pink’s support in 2013, Breast Cancer Care have been able to increase the service’s size by almost 50% and support thousands more women through the trauma of hair loss due to cancer treatment. HeadStrong is now in 28 locations throughout the UK.
Margaret Warriner was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, had a recurrence in 2005 and is a volunteer at the HeadStrong service at Aintree. She said: "I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 56 years old and as well as having to face all the treatments, I also lost my hair. I found this very difficult and lost my confidence as a result.
“Breast Cancer Care’s HeadStrong service is so valuable as we are able to offer women with breast cancer a chance to try on a range of scarves and hats in a confidential and relaxed atmosphere with volunteers like myself who understand how they may be feeling.”Read more