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  

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.

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

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One time

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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.

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

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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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.

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Only via my friends

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About every month

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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.

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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.

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One time

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2010-4-01

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9 people found this review helpful

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 years ago, I researched every treatment, every option and chose the set of treatments that best fit my situation. It is wonderful to learn that developments and treatment breakthroughs are STILL happening. I can only imagine the empowerment felt by those who have successfully used the caps, kept their hair and triumphed at a time when their life is so challenged. I applaud the Rapunzel Project and look forward to watching their work flourish in the future.

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Reading and watching reports on the Rapunzel Project.

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One time

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2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Seeing first hand the fear and frustration many women face fighting cancer, I'm thrilled to see the Rapunzel project which helps women keep their hair and their dignity, is gaining momentum. Cancer is a vicious contender; these women need all their strength and composure to fight it. Thank you to those working so hard to build Repunzle Project, it will help so many.

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discussions with the organizers and hearing first hand the experience from someone who had great success with the caps.

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One time

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2010-4-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

This is a fabulous project. I ultimately chose not to use the caps, and am now kicking myself. I completely plan to volunteer for them after I am done with my treatments. This is such a great cause. Your looks are so important to your recovery attitude, and this is a fabulous way to help all cancer patients go through chemo with more ease.

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they have gotten another freezer donated to serve yet another group of cancer patients. Hoping to help them fund more soon.

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One time

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2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Fabulous nonprofit. What could be better than an organization that supplies cold caps to help women going thru chemo keep their hair!!! Happy to support the cause!

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seeing how it works for women.

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One time

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2010-4-01

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