Sogo’s wig grooming service for Cancer Council
The Cancer Council runs a free in house wig service that offers wigs and fittings for any cancer patient undergoing treatment. And, for many years, us Sogo girls have been very proud to support this service by offering a free wig grooming service for those patients.
Wigs donated to the Cancer Council are offered to patients and the Cancer Council Nurses’ refer patients to Sogo for our wig grooming service.
We aim to make it super easy for patients to access this service here at Sogo – just call and make an appointment.
At the appointment, we work out the best way to personalise the wig to suit the person’s face shape and features – we take care to understand how the client’s hair was before treatment. Sometimes it’s just as easy as creating a fringe, other times it’s about framing the face.
With all the side effects throughout treatment, we understand that it’s a big thing for patients to be able to feel like themselves again. What’s really lovely is that a few clients continue to grace Sogo even after treatment, a testament to the Sogo care and has created very special bonds with clients.
Last week, Sofia had the honour of speaking at the Cancer Council’s Wig Service Workshop to 30 cancer patients about the wig grooming service and was inspired to be in the company of Australian academic, author and feminist, Dr. Susan Carland, councillor and creative arts therapist, Sandra Buchanan and Dianne from Celebrity Wigs – all providing tips for head scarfs, wig services, personalisation and styling.
Another way that Sogo gives back.
If you would like to support the wig service, the Cancer Council accepts synthetic wigs, head scarfs, beanies or cotton caps in good, clean condition dropped in or posted to Wig Service, Cancer Council Victoria, 615 St Kilda Road Melbourne VIC 3004