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The Rapunzel Project

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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

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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

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.

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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

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.

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!