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December 23, 2018

Free haircuts, styling for people with cancer – Chicago Tribune

When Candy Fraser learned that the Hinsdale nonprofit where she takes an exercise class for cancer patients was offering free professional hairstyling services, she immediately signed up for a haircut.

“This is so marvelous because some people really need their head shaved at some point, or they’re starting to grow in fuzzy hair, and they don’t know how to take care of it,” said Fraser, 65, of Clarendon Hills, whose hair was less than an inch long when she had it trimmed and shaped two months ago at Wellness House.

Wellness House, which offers free wellness, education and support programs for people with cancer, slowly began offering free professional haircuts at its Hinsdale location this fall, with a formal launch for the program Dec. 7. So far, more than 10 patients have participated, and Wellness House, which has two volunteer stylists, hopes to add more in January, according to Senior Director of Programs Lisa Kolavennu. Read more in the Chicago Tribune >>

By Nora Schoenberg
December 23, 2018