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Lily's Hope Helps Women Affected By Illness Look Stylish!


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Melissa Ann Paduano, breast cancer survivor, wears one of the wigs donated by Lily’s Hope Wig Shop, located at the WCA Cancer Treatment Center. The women of Zonta Club of Jamestown, who founded Lily’s Hope, will host a public Open House for Lily’s Hope—a wig shop whose objective is to bestow wigs to community members affected by a medical condition who lost their hair. The event will be held on Thursday, November 5th, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Jamestown, New York. (Wednesday, October 21, 2015)—From wigs to hats to scarves, Lily’s Hope wig shop, located at the WCA Cancer Treatment Center at 51 Glasgow Avenue, Jones Memorial Health Center, Jamestown, helps women affected by a medical condition who lost their hair, look their best. 

Chemotherapy fights cancer, but it can also cause hair loss.  Melissa Ann Paduano, breast cancer survivor, says it leads to the need for a popular head covering.  “I sought a wig that was fun and funky,” said Melissa who survived non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma fourteen years ago and more recently, breast cancer.  “Wigs, hats, and head coverings can be a surprisingly fun way to change your persona and spice things up! My new hairdos convey fun and fashion and I am truly grateful to Lily’s Hope who brought some light-heartedness into what can be a more solemn and serious experience.”

The women of Zonta Club of Jamestown will host a public Open House for Lily’s Hope—a wig shop whose founding objective is to bestow wigs to community members affected by a medical condition who lost their hair.  The event will be held on Thursday, November 5th, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at its conveniently located wig shop just steps inside the WCA Cancer Treatment Center at Jones Memorial Health Center, 51 Glasgow Avenue, Jamestown (directly behind WCA Occupational Health Services).

Event signs will lead the way to the Open House.  Front door and handicap event parking is available.  Light refreshments will be served.  The ladies of Zonta will take center stage to greet guests and show attendees around Lily’s Hope and what they have to offer patients.  WCA Hospital Cancer Treatment Center staff will also tour guests through the Cancer Treatment Center which is situated in the same location as Lily’s Hope.

Each wig donated by Lily’s Hope is specially transformed to meet the individual needs of the patient and her unique style for fashion. The service provides patients with an added boost to their self-esteem and the confidence to carry them through their journey to recovery.

For more information on the Open House or if you or a loved one is diagnosed with a medical condition and suffering from hair loss, schedule an appointment to be fitted for a wig or hair covering at Lily's Hope, by contacting Toni DeAngelo, R.N., Lily's Hope facilitator at (716) 664-8677.

About Lily’s Hope Wig Shop
If you are a woman living in Chautauqua County and are undergoing cancer treatment or have a medical condition that results in hair loss, you are invited to “Lily’s Hope” to receive a complimentary wig, turban or scarf provided by the caring women of the Zonta Club of Jamestown.  For more information visit https://www.wcahospital.org/lilyshop.php.

 
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