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New and Exciting Growth with our Longtime Partner, Sibley Hospital

Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC has been a vital partner to EBeauty since the inception of our Wig Exchange Program, outreaching to patients receiving breast cancer treatment to connect them to our program. We are currently building on our partnership with Sibley, bringing the EBeauty Mobile program to the hospital so that women can view and select wigs on site.  This work would not be possible without the involvement of dedicated Nurse Navigator, Jennie Tarica, who serves as the liaison for our program. We had the opportunity to interview Jennie about her work as a Nurse Navigator and Sibley’s involvement with EBeauty:

  1. EBeauty: What are your greatest concerns for patients as a nurse navigator?
  2. Jennie: As a navigator we are always assessing patients to ensure there are no barriers to their care. We want to continue moving forward with treatment, managing side effects and offer support every step of the way. Since every patient presents with a unique set of circumstances, it is a challenge to make sure they get all that they need.  As the only Nurse Navigator it is a challenge to be able to help every patient. 

 

  1. EBeauty: How do patients react when they learn they might experience hair loss?
  2. Jennie: Hair loss is the most devastating side effect for most women.  They often don’t process this piece of treatment until they attend the chemotherapy class and it can be overwhelming as the reality of the situation begins to really hit them.  

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Shop for our Cause at AmazonSmile

EBeauty Community is now registered with the AmazonSmile Foundation! Select our organization as your charity of choice at smile.amazon.com and 0.5% of all your qualifying Amazon purchases will be donated to EBeauty at no cost to you. As we approach the holiday season and throughout the year, this is a wonderful way to lend support while you shop!

 

Spotlight on EBeauty Community

In a new feature, Spotlight on EBeauty Community, we are pleased to share this Q&A with EBeauty Wig Exchange Program beneficiary, Michelle Schoenfeld. Michelle has written a book about her experience battling cancer due out in 2018. We will share details when it hits the market! In the meantime, we wish her success with the book and, of course, good health!

 

EBC: How did you hear about EBeauty?  

MS: I heard about EBeauty through my friend and through the SuperFierce network.

 

EBC: What made you decide to donate your wig?

MS: Donating my wig was a difficult decision since I was so tied to it and I’m not yet in remission (need to be clean for 5 years and I’m 3 years out).  But ultimately, I’m an optimist and not a pessimist and when I thought about it helping someone else versus the wig just sitting in my closet, the decision to donate it became easy.

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EBeauty founder, Carolyn Keller, to Be Honored

We are thrilled to announce that EBeauty Founder, Carolyn Keller, has been selected by the American Cancer Society as a 2017 Inner Circle of Twelve Honoree in recognition of her accomplishments in the fight against cancer. We look forward to sharing pictures from the 10th Annual ACS Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon which will take place in Miami on October 20th.  Please consider attending this event if you are in the area. Click HERE for tickets. We thank the American Cancer Society for this recognition and congratulate Carolyn’s fellow honorees!

EBeauty Mobile is Growing!

Following the successful launch of EBeauty’s Mobile Wig Exchange Program piloted in partnership with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami last winter, we are pleased to announce that we are replicating the program to expand our reach! MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC has signed on to bring the program to its Lombardi Cancer Center starting this fall.  In the model of our program in Miami, Georgetown will host pop up kiosks at the Lombardi Center where EBeauty can outreach to patients, distribute, and collect wigs.  Meanwhile, we continue to work with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center where we’ve reached 207 patients in need during the past six months alone. We are also in discussion with additional hospitals in the DC area to bring EBeauty Mobile to at least one additional site by early 2018. Stay tuned!

Get Ghoulish with EBeauty and Superfierce this Halloween!

Following a successful collaboration during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 2016, EBeauty is once again joining forces with Superfierce, a mentorship and networking partnership for creative women professionals in the arts. On October 27th, we will transform DC’s Blind Whino art space into a haunted mansion for our Haute Halloween Bash. Art by Superfierce artists will be featured along with festive food and libations. Proceeds from the event will support EBeauty’s Wig Exchange Program. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to become an event sponsor, click HERE.

EBeauty at Career Day

EBeauty recently had the opportunity to participate in Career Day at Funshine Preschool in Arlington, Virginia. Alex, EBeauty’s Community Director, gave a presentation to about 20 students ages 3-5 about what the organization does for women who get sick and lose their hair. After a few silly anecdotes about their Halloween wigs, the kids got to try on some of our beautiful wigs. They loved seeing all the different kinds of hair represented and learning about what it means to help others in the community. We couldn’t help but snap some pictures of our youngest “wig models” yet!

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7 Reasons to Volunteer with EBeauty

We are so grateful for our EBeauty Community volunteers who spend hours preparing, organizing, and ensuring the safe delivery of our wigs. Our mission would not be possible without them! This is what they have to say about us…

  1. Sharon: “My interest in volunteering with EBeauty came from my experiences in healthcare working with both men and women who had hair loss after chemotherapy. I am touched by many of the notes attached from individuals, friends, family members, and organizations who donate their wigs to help others.”
  2. Tephany: “This has been a great opportunity to learn about the needs of women experiencing cancer treatment.”
  3. Katie: “I volunteer for EBeauty because my family has been touched by cancer several times. It’s fun, easy, and rewarding. My favorite part is getting to try out some of the wigs myself!”
  4. Keegan: “I am inspired by the overwhelming number of wig donations sent to EBeauty from all different kinds of people who want to help a stranger in need. EBeauty simply means: People helping People. I love that EBeauty gives people back their identity!”
  5. Rachael: “I volunteer for EBeauty because I work in the healthcare community and I see how hard it is for women to recover when they don’t have a sense of normalcy. Part of wellness is re-entering your own routine and your own life. Feeling comfortable and self-confident and beautiful in how you look is a large part of that.”
  6. Elizabeth: “It’s such a rewarding experience to know that every minute I spend working for EBeauty will help a woman in need get an invaluable resource that will support her on her journey through a tragic diagnosis. EBeauty provides an important service for women in need and I’m so proud to be able to be a part of it.”
  7. Rachel: “I took a group of my students to volunteer and it  was such as positive experience for them. They were excited to contribute to their community and often ask if we can return. I plan to take students to volunteer for EBeauty every year!”

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