As a two time teen cancer survivor, Rebecca Reznick (Alpha Upsilon, Bradley University) was fortunate to be able to afford a wig when she lost her hair during chemotherapy. It assisted in restoring a sense of normalcy and self-confidence as a high school and college girl, who was used to spending hours playing with her long hair.
During her treatment, Rebecca realized that not all families were as lucky. In many cases, buying a wig for medical hair loss is not covered by insurance companies. Rebecca felt the huge impact that a wig made on her life while going through chemotherapy at such a young age. She was inspired to help others.
Rebecca founded the Hair For You Foundation. The Hair For You Foundation distributes funds to assist in the purchase of a wig, due to medical hair loss, to children ages 18 years old and younger being treated in the state of Illinois. Rebecca says, “Our wish is to increase confidence in one’s outward appearance and to help provide the inner-confidence needed as they face challenges each day. We hope to improve their overall well-being while experiencing an overwhelming and difficult time in their life.”
The Hair For You Foundation was recently granted 501(c)3 nonprofit status. Rebecca and her Foundation members look forward to expanding the organization in the future and helping as many children as they can.