2012-03-08 / Local & State

ACS, McM Help Cancer Patients With Hair Loss


Melissa Snyder, owner/stylist of McM Salon, 264 Cromwell Ridge Road, in Hustontown, has recently remodeled her salon to include a “free wig bank” for women who have experienced or will be experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatment.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has provided a variety of brand-new wigs as well as some turbans and hand-knit hats to Snyder’s salon so that women facing a cancer diagnosis should not have to leave Fulton County to obtain a free wig or hat if they wish to camouflage their hair loss in this way.

Snyder is able to offer her expertise in helping women choose a wig. She is also able to cut and style the wig that is chosen so that it best complements each woman’s appearance.

More than one of Snyder’s family members has been touched by cancer and offering this service is her way to “fight back” against this disease. Having this ACS free wig bank in her salon allows her to use her talent and skill as a hair stylist to help women cope with one of the most dreaded fears they face when receiving chemotherapy.

Snyder has had the wigs for just a few months but has already helped women select wigs and has styled them to suit each. She looks forward to helping any woman in the surrounding area as they work to get well from a lifechanging diagnosis of cancer. You may call her at 717-485-3509 or email her at msnyder264@centurylink.net to schedule an appointment.

The ACS is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.

All ACS programs are free and may be accessed by calling 1-800- 227-2345 anytime, day or night.

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