The Rapunzel Project

Rating: 4.94 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Health, Cancer

Location: 2935 Farview Lane Long Lake MN 55356 USA

Mission: To help chemotherapy patients keep their hair
Geographic areas served: USA

2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

My best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer (for the 2nd time) in March, she was having a very hard time seeing the positive in any of these ordeal, until she met with an amazing oncologist at the University of Colorado who introduced her to Penguin Cold Caps. She lives in a very rural and remote area and within a week she had found out about the amazing group of people at The Rapunzel Project, they not only were able to donate a freezer to her small hospital but she will now be able to donate this freezer to future chemo patients who want to use this amazing system. I could not think of a better group I would recommend, if I could find a way to volunteer my time and knowledge of the caps to people in my area I will jump at the chance. GREAT ORGANIZATION!!!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

GIVE MORE MONEY TO KEEP THEM DOING THIS AMAZING WORK!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Spreading awareness through their hard work and generosity. These people helped my children by helping me save my hair. I cannot thank them enough.
Spread the word! CCT WORKS AND THE RAPUNZEL PROJECT ROCKS!!
Thank You!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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3 people found this review helpful

The Rapunzel Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping chemotherapy patients keep their hair during treatment. Mission: Funds raised by The Rapunzel Project will be used for two related purposes: first, to create awareness that hair loss during chemotherapy can be prevented through the use of specialized cold caps, and second, to purchase specialized freezers, cold caps and related equipment to facilitate this process.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The smiles on people faces

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

This non-profit is run by highly qualified professionals and offers a great option for cancer patients. Keeping our hair directly affects our sense of dignity and self esteem. Cold caps should be available to all who want them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I know one of the principals of this non-profit and she is highly credible.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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9 people found this review helpful

Organization dedicated to providing the newest technology available that allows chemo patients to keep their hair during and post therapy, education and raising public awareness. Non-invasive wholistic approach. Highly recommend.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Knowing 3 of 3 users who retained their hair.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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9 people found this review helpful

The Rapunzel Project is a great non-profit effort and shining example of how a difficult life challenge which is shared by many (the emotional/physical strain of battling cancer) can be turned into something beautiful. A phenomenal organization has blossomed from the determination of a few individuals not to allow an illness to dictate how they look and feel. Ask anyone in those shoes how important it is to feel good about yourself, at the time when your body is at its weakest... then you will know the importance of The Rapunzel Project. To all involved and all who benefit... keep it going. Great job.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

family members who have benefitted from the mission of The Rapunzel Project

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

As a friend to a patient who had twice gone through chemo, her attitude and dignity was much better when she went through chemo the second time when she used the cold cap service. She felt "normal" during her chemo treatment period because when she left the hospital she still had her hair. She was not questioned about her illness from strangers as she attended her kids' public events and just did everyday activities. Her dignity was intact.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Only via my friends

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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10 people found this review helpful

Having cancer takes away so much control from the individual. It seems that the path of your life is determined by medical professionals and the medicine they prescribe. How wonderful it is to take back the control over whether or not you lose your hair at a time when so much strength, courage and effort is required. I was delighted to see it work for the mother of a friend at work as she conquered her battle with cancer. I hope it becomes de rigueur at every hospital that treats cancer.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen this organization's success stories on tv news, newspaper articles and watched my friend's mother successfully battle cancer all while maintaining her beautiful blond hair.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I am an entertainment industry professional living in NYC. As a passion, I work with various non-profit organizations including the prestigious Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation. I am currently also working closely with the Open Space Alliance of North Brooklyn to form a community outreach for the youth in my neighborhood. In the past i have worked with many other non-profit organizations. On a personal note I have lost 2 very close loved ones to breast cancer and am also acquainted with many survivors. I am thrilled by the work Shirley and Nancy are doing with the Rapunzel Project. I can think of a more suitable non-profit organization deserving of the GREAT label!! Be well! Marc Scrivo

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In the success of Shirley Billigmeier.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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6 people found this review helpful

This is an amazing non-profit organization. It gives women the confidence and keeps their spirits high while they are going through the chemotherapy. The ability to keep your hair during this process, give women the hope and courage to stay positive, which is extremely important when faced with such an awful disease.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Yes, I have seen the results on many individuals that they have the option now to keep their hair while going through chemo. It gives patients a smile and a positive attitude.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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