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Lily's Hope Hosts Public Open House

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left to right, Ellen Munella, Zonta Club of Jamestown co-chair service committee and 2015-2016 Zontian of the Year; Jill Colburn, President of Zonta Club of Jamestown; Sherry Rogers, WCA Cancer Treatment Center Unit Clerk; Roberta Anderson, Zonta Club of Jamestown service Committee member; Rosanna Papalia, Zonta Club of Jamestown PR chair and president-elect.

Jamestown, New York. (Thursday, October 22, 2015)—To celebrate their kindhearted service to the community as well as five years since opening their doors, the women of Zonta Club of Jamestown will host a public Open House for Lily’s Hope—a wig shop founded 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.

Lily’s Hope got its name from Lily Olson, past President of the Zonta Club of Jamestown, whose vision began from a conversation with a friend who drove patients’ long distances to obtain a wig.  “Lily could not believe that a woman affected by illness had to travel far distances just to buy a wig,” Rosanna Papalia, Zonta Club of Jamestown PR chair and president-elect, explains. 

“Lily quickly recognized that there was an unmet need in the community and approached our Zonta members to see if there was a possibility to open a wig shop close to home where women had access to hair coverings if they suffered from hair loss. We are delighted to state that our club members took Lily’s dream seriously as it echoed Zonta’s mission to advance the status of women.  To the delight and support of many, Lily’s Hope was born!  Since we opened our doors five years ago, we have had the good fortune to fit hundreds of women with free wigs, turbans, hats, and other fashionable head coverings.”

Each wig donated by Lily’s Hope is specially transformed to meet the individual needs of the patient and her unique style for fashion. “Our service provides patients with an added boost to their self-esteem and the confidence to carry them through their journey to recovery,” adds Jill Colburn, President of the Zonta Club of Jamestown.  “We are very excited and elated to open our doors to the public so they can peek inside to learn how we add that special measure of healing for those affected by sickness and hair loss. We want to invite everyone to stop by and discover how this invaluable and important service helps women get back on the road 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 Zonta:
Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. The Zonta Club of Jamestown is one of over 1200 Clubs that make up Zonta International. Zonta Club of Jamestown, New York.

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

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