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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health

Mission: To help chemotherapy patients keep their hair

Geographic areas served: USA

Programs: The rapunzel project donates specialized freezers, caps, and related equipment to hospitals that facilitate the use of cold cap therapy for chemotherapy patients. The organization also donates funding to train hospital staff in the use of the cold cap therapy equipment as well as funding to support hospital's implementation of the cold cap therapy treatment.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Kristan N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

9

Former Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

9

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group is so important--how many women delay treatement or do not undergo treatment based on losing their hair? Please support them and push for awareness!

9

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the spouse of a breast cancer woman survivor/thriver, I can assure you that it is extremely important to hear the concerns of woman facing the loss of hair. As a physician, it is critical to hear their voice. Rapunzel can help with the message!

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!