(5/15/12) - Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology's Florence campus donated 50 wigs to the McLeod 'Color Me Pink Boutique' on Tuesday, May 15. The donation ceremony was attended by Kenneth Shuler staff and students, as well as numerous McLeod officials.
The wigs were purchased thanks to a generous donation by Mr. Kenneth Shuler, President and CEO of the cosmetology school chain, and the fundraising efforts of the student body at the Kenneth Shuler--Florence campus. Students paid money to be able to wear jeans to school; pink hair extensions were sold in the school's student salon (to represent Breast Cancer Awareness); and clients donated money to the cause, just to name a few of the fundraising events.
The 50 wigs are a variety of different colors and women's styles. However, if the patients receiving the wigs would like to alter the hairpieces to better suit their own personal tastes, they can make an appointment at Kenneth Shuler's Florence campus (located at 2443 West Lucas Street) and the trained staff members will cut and style the wigs for them free of charge.
Without a doubt, this donation will benefit cancer patients throughout the Pee Dee who are struggling with the outward effects of their treatments. "Cancer is a disease that has likely touched every single family in the Pee Dee region—including some members of the Kenneth Shuler family. So, we're very excited to be able to help these women feel good about themselves and their outward appearance while they're undergoing treatment. After all, when you feel good about how you look, you feel better on the inside, too," said Mackenzie Taylor, the Public Relations Specialist for Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology.
"Since we opened the McLeod 'Color Me Pink Boutique' in 2006, it has been very well received by patients in our region coping with cancer," said Marilyn Godbold, Director of McLeod Volunteer Services. "We also operate solely on donations and the support of our boutique volunteers, so this donation by the Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology means a great deal to our efforts."
The McLeod Color Me Pink Boutique offers free wigs, scarves, turbans and other items that can help a woman enhance her appearance during cancer treatment. In addition, post-mastectomy bras and breast forms (prostheses) are available for breast cancer patients. The boutique is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Its services are free to any woman in the community who is undergoing cancer treatment.
For more information on the Color Me Pink Boutique, please call (843) 777-2890 or 777-5407. The McLeod Resource Center which houses the boutique is located behind McLeod Medical Park East on the McLeod Regional Medical Center campus.