Questions about Lolly’s Locks? We have the answers for you here in our FAQs about our mission, qualifying for our program, and donating to our organization!
I want a wig. How do I qualify?
Lolly’s Locks’ mission is to provide high-quality wigs to cancer patients who cannot otherwise afford them. To qualify for our assistance, you must be a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy, and suffering from hair loss as a result. Applications are available on our website here or can be mailed to you. Along with a completed application, you will need to submit proof of medical diagnosis.
Why did you choose this particular mission to honor Lolly?
Actually, Lolly herself chose this mission after she realized how important looking like herself was during her cancer journey. She believed there was a real connection between looking good and feeling good, and was outraged by how inaccessible high-quality wigs are to many women dealing with hair loss as a result of chemotherapy.
Lolly wasn’t alone, as studies have shown that chemotherapy-induced hair loss is detrimental to the psychology, body image, social lives, and self-esteem of patients. Hair loss is one of the most drastic side effects of the treatment, and occurs in an estimated 65% of cases. Many patients consider hair loss to be the most traumatic aspect of chemotherapy and surveys of cancer patients have indicated that some would even decline chemotherapy due to fears of hair loss.
What about insurance?
The specific amount of coverage that can be put towards a cranial prosthesis (that’s industry jargon for “wig”) depends on each person’s individual policy. The general feeling in the industry is that insurance companies are working to partially cover the cost. Unfortunately, it often won’t cover the full expense – that’s why we’re here – but for more specific information, contact your policy carrier.
I want to donate my hair to Lolly’s Locks, how do I proceed?
Lolly’s Locks is proud to announce our new sHAIR initiative through which we invite you to donate your hair to be made into wigs for our worthy recipients. If you would like to donate your hair, please see our requirements here.
How Can I Get Involved?
There are many ways to help us grow and accomplish our mission. If you would like to volunteer your time or your talents, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To make a monetary contribution, please visit our donation page, or send a check made payable to Lolly’s Locks to the address below.Lolly’s Locks
7815 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814