Web site allows cancer patients to borrow wigs online

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 10, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter

High-school students donate their hair to the Formosa Cancer Foundation’s wig loan project for cancer patients in New Taipei City on Tuesday.
Photo: CNA

The Formosa Cancer Foundation on Tuesday launched a Web site for cancer patients to borrow wigs online, after it found that transportation and other considerations prevented many people from visiting its centers in person.

In addition to providing cancer patients with support in their treatment and care, the foundation’s centers in Taipei and Kaohsiung offer a wig loan service, it said.

To give cancer patients ample time to select and try on the wigs, the centers take appointments for the service by telephone, it said.

However, the foundation discovered that last year, about 30 percent of people were unable to keep their appointments, it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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