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Tuskegee sorority helps make wigs accessible for women in Macon County

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TUSKEGEE, AL (WSFA) -

A unique program in Macon County is helping cancer patients get a boost of confidence.

Back in October during breast cancer awareness month, the Tuskegee Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority decided to team up with the American Cancer Society for a wig drive.

Wednesday, everyone's hard work paid off as they hosted the mobile wig room for the second time.

"When you go through treatment there is a lot going on -- you lose your hair and your skin may become dry. In order to build confidence, this is one of the resources we can have them utilize," said Amber Voss, with the American Cancer Society. 

Women currently going through chemo and radiation treatments in Macon County were able to come take a look at more than two dozen wigs, try them on and take one home free of charge.

With the nearest wig room in Montgomery, this not only lifted a financial burden off these ladies shoulders but gave those who have lost their hair fighting this disease a day filled with lots of joy.

"It does hurt for a woman to lose her hair," said Christine Sanford, a wig recipient.

"This is a blessing. Usually it cost you $40 to $50 for a wig then you get home and don't like it and can't take it back," said Linda Dickerson, another wig recipient.

In all, nine wigs were given away. There are already plans in motion to host another mobile wig room in January.

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