The Cancer Care Trust, an associate organization of Cancer Care Association has teamed up with Ramani Fernando Salons to aid cancer patients by providing them a wig free of charge. Anyone who has at least 8 inches of hair in length (if layered, the shortest layer should be 8 inches) can walk into any of the 14 Ramani Fernando Salons in Sri Lanka for a free hair cut and blow dry –their cut hair would then donated for this cause. They will receive a certificate of appreciation on the day of the donation. The hair has to be clean, free of oil, hairspray, gel, mousse or any other material; all types of hair are accepted including coloured, straightened, permed or even grey.
The official launch of the hair donation campaign was held on July 20, 2017. 12 hair donors and volunteers from Cancer Care Trust led the way by getting their hair cut for the cause. Also present were founder of Cancer Care Trust Dr. Samadhi Rajapaksha, CEO and founder of Ramani Fernando Salons Ramani Fernando, the only human hair wig manufacturer in Sri Lanka Lalith Dharmawardana, along with Dr Wasantha Jayasuriya and Dr. Lanka Dissanayake, wife and the eldest daughter of the Speaker of Parliament, Karu Jayasuriya. Dr. Jayasuriya and Dr. Dissanayake were representing the family, collaborating with the Cancer Care Trust in supporting cancer patients in Sri Lanka in memory of their daughter/ sister Indira Jayasuriya, who passed away from breast cancer. The first wig of the hair donation campaign was offered to a 13-year-old from Pudalu Oya, Nuwara Eliya who had undergone chemotherapy. She attended the event with her family.
Courtesy of sundaytimes.lk