Our team at Truly You Hair and Scalp Clinic have launched a fundraising campaign in support of Diagnostic Imaging at our local hospital – Trillium Health Partners.
Diagnostic Imaging is one of the most complex departments in the hospital because it is relied upon by nearly every other medical area, from Cardiac Health to Cancer Care, Neurology to our Regional Stroke Centre, and performs over 600,000 scans ever year. These high-resolution images enable physicians to make prompt and accurate diagnoses.
This fall, a new Women’s Imaging & Assessment Centre was opened at Trillium Health Partners’ Credit Valley Hospital site. This Centre has successfully merged Diagnostic Imaging and the Breast Diagnostic Assessment Program (DAP), and provides a coordinated and integrated approach to care where breast outpatients can receive their diagnostic tests in one place. From mammography and ultrasound to breast biopsy and the Breast DAP, the Centre has been designed with the patient in mind, ensuring that cancer is diagnosed at the earliest possible stage.
We are asking that you consider supporting our efforts to raise funds for this new Women’s Imaging & Assessment Centre at Trillium Health Partners by making a donation.
Join us at the CANAAF CONFERENCE
(Canadian National Alopecia Areata Foundation)
Friday July 25 to Sunday July 27 at the Toronto Eaton Chelsea
Capilia Truly You, is proud to be a sponsor and partner of the 2014 Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation Conference in Toronto. COME TOGETHER 2014, CANAAF’s fourth annual event, will be held at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel on the weekend of July 25th to 27th, 2014. There will be programming for all. The foundation has secured a panel of medical professionals to answer your questions and exciting and engaging speakers to motivate and inspire you. Breakout sessions will be held to allow you time to get to know one another and discuss how alopecia areata is affecting your life, learn new ideas and share experiences. And, of course, there will be social and networking time with food and dancing!
Register here: http://canaaf.org/registration/
We are so proud of our Amanda. 9 years cancer free now she is baring it all for great cause. Here’s an excerpt from her blog. To read the full story visit her blog http://baldbraveandbeautiful.wordpress.com/
“As I mentally prepared myself for the big day I thought back to when I was forced to shave my head after the second chemo treatment caused my hair to fall out like crazy. My eyes stung with tears, my lower lip quivered as I looked in the mirror at the unfamiliar head and face staring back at me “I look like Trevor (my brother)” as the tears streamed down my face. Now, this reaction surprised me! I hated my hair…thin, fine, curly…but, regardless I was sad to see it go. As a female, (and young one at that) your hair is very much part of your identity.”
Truly You at the Total Health Show 2014
What a great success the show was! So many people were excited to see that healthy hair starts from a healthy scalp. Can’t wait to be back next year.
We are proud to announce that all of our Capilia Ontario Centres have agreed to embark on a yearlong campaign for Rethink Breast Cancer starting September 2013 and ending Oct. 31, 2014.
Rethink Breast Cancer is a charity that reaches out to young women affected by breast cancer and addresses the unique needs of young women through treatment. Rethink Breast Cancer is the first Canadian charity to bring bold, relevant awareness to the women under 40.
This year, an estimated 24,000 women in Canada will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer and of those 4,000 will be young women. That means every 1 out of 6 women diagnosed with Breast Cancer will be under the age of 40.
Our Capilia Ontario Hair Loss Solution Centres through the fundraising initiative with Locks of Courage, will help fund the Family Support program. This program provides resources, home visits, home care and anything else a young family will need during cancer treatments.
Our wonderful Ontario partners that are part of the Locks of Courage campaign are…
- Capilia Caralyn Hair Loss Solution Centre – Ottawa
- Capilia Kingston Hair Loss Solution Centre
- Capilia Peterborough Hair Loss Solution Centre
- Capilia Brampton Hair Loss Solution Centre
- Capilia Truly You Hair Loss Solution Centre – Mississauga
Our goal is for each centre to sell 1000 pink locks of courage highlights within the 13 months. Which means approximately $50,000.00 will go to Rethink Breast Cancer for their Family Support program.
On Saturday September 14, we will be kicking off the Locks of Courage Champaign at Capilia Truly You Hair Loss Solution Centre at 14 Henry Street from 11-2. We will have refreshments and information about Rethink Breast Cancer. Come out and help us celebrate start our fundraiser.
Locks of Courage Demo: Not just for adults, great gift idea for kids!
A sincere thank you for joining us on Sunday November 25th, 2012, in a fun afternoon in support of Angel Hair For Kids, a program of A Child’s Voice Foundation. Capilia Truly You is proud to direct the Angel Hair for Kids program. For more information on our next Angel Hair for Kids event, contact us!
About the Angel Hair for Kids Program:
Angel Hair for Kids™ is a program of A Child’s Voice Foundation™ that provides wigs and hair loss solutions to financially disadvantaged children in Canada who have lost their hair due to medical conditions or treatment. Using hair that is generously donated to the program, the foundation can create wigs and hair systems and provide them at no cost to the child’s family. It takes 10-12 donated ponytails to make one hair prosthesis and $800 to $1000 is budgeted by the foundation to cover manufacturing and related costs.
Every year many children in Canada lose their hair due to conditions such as cancer treatments, alopecia and even burns. We believe that providing a wig or hair loss solution will increase a child’s self esteem and improve their self image, during a difficult and sometimes painful time in their lives. We hope to help them face their condition and daily life with a greater confidence.
This special program is the only one of its kind in Canada that is Canadian.
Every Angel Hair for Kids recipient is given a personal appointment at a salon that specializes in wigs and hair loss. These salons have been pre selected by the foundation due to their experience, ability and desire to work with children in need and volunteer their time to the kids and the foundation. With care and compassion the experts walk the child and their family through the process of selecting a wig or hair loss solution that meets their needs. Once selected, the hair prosthesis is fitted and styled especially for that child, making it their very own. In addition, the child will receive a kit that includes a wig stand, shampoo, hair brush and care instructions. If a child is too ill to come in to the salon Angel Hair for Kids will arrange for a salon professional to come to them.
Contact Details for a Childs Voice Foundation:
3034 Palstan Road
Listen to Capilia Truly You on Marilyn Wetson’s show: From a Womans Perspective. Heard weekly at 8:00 am on am 740