Your Help Means Hope for Thousands of Iowans
According to University of Iowa medical studies, over 16,000 Iowans are newly diagnosed with cancer each year. While many of them have the support and financial resources to successfully fight the disease, many do not. It is these patients Strands of Strength seeks to help.
By joining together to raise the funds needed to purchase wigs, and by working closely with area hospitals and cancer treatment centers to screen recipients, Strands of Strength is, quite literally, saving people's lives.
Ways to Get Involved
Strands of Strength Charity Luncheon
Wednesday, May 15, 2012
Founder Deb Pulver will share the organization's motives and goals, followed by the positive outcomes Stands of Strength has helped accomplish through your generous support.
Strands of Strength Salon Month
During the month of October, Des Moines-area salons and stylists help cancer patients cover the signs of treatment by making donations and collecting patron contributions. The funds raised go toward purchasing wigs for cancer treatment patients who cannot afford one.
As oncology nurses and caregivers, you - and your participation - are critical in allowing Strands of Strength to help others. We rely on you, the people who work with oncology patients every day, to identify those patients who can benefit from our services.
Throughout the year we will have opportunities and events for individuals to get involved in the cause. In 2012 we had a kick-off luncheon that included a live auction benefiting Strands of Strength.
Reduce the Stigma, Raise the Odds
Strands of Strength exists to provide cancer patients in financial need the wigs necessary to look better, feel better and rejoin the community during treatment.Learn More