NWTF Gives Healing Hats in Minnesota
For cancer patients going through chemotherapy, losing hair is one of the most dreaded effects of the treatment. Many chemotherapy patients hide the evidence of their disease under wigs and hats. The Capital City Strutters local chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation has helped cancer patients by donating more than 200 NWTF hats to the "Healing Hats Program" with the Community Volunteer Service in Stillwater, MN.
The "Healing Hats Program" donates hats or caps to the Minnesota Oncology Hematology program. The hats are packaged seven hats to a bag so chemotherapy patients have a hat for every day of the week.
"Response from patients has been wonderful," says Happy B. Thomsen of the Community Volunteer Services group. "Our goal is to make sure every patient going through chemotherapy treatment in Minnesota has a new hat for every day of the week."
"We heard of the need for caps or hats and reacted as we saw fit," says Jim Peiffer of the Capital City Strutters Banquet committee. "Many of us have nine or more NWTF committee hats or raffle caps we do not need and thought these folks could use them. It was also kind of a neat way to get the NWTF name out in the public eye."
For more information about the NWTF, call 1-800-THE-NWTF or visit our website, www.nwtf.org.