The Wig Exchange

The gift of hair–from women who’ve been there.

For many women, hair loss is the most troublesome side effect of chemotherapy. A nice wig can ease that concern, but well-made wigs are expensive and may not be covered by insurance. Meanwhile, women who’ve finished their cancer treatments are often unsure as to what to do with their barely-used wigs. That’s why we created The Wig Exchange™.

The Wig Exchange is based in Westchester County, New York. It is a partner organization of SOUL RYEDERS. In the fall of 2014, The Wig Exchange San Francisco Bay Area launched!

Wig donations have been received from cancer survivors from 39 states. Currently, we serve clients in the Tri-State area.  Unfortunately, we are unable to send wigs to individuals through the mail.

To find out more about our program, you can read about The Wig Exchange in Rye Magazine, browse our Wig Salon or Media Center. You can also listen to the founders of The Wig Exchange in a recent interview (2.24.2014) on Frankly Speaking About Cancer on VoiceAmerica, an internet-based radio program.

Alternatively, you can call us at 914-412-4884 or email us at info@thewigexchange.org. We’re here to help women with the challenges that cancer related hair loss can cause. You can read our testimonials here.

Due to the overwhelming generosity of donors throughout the country, we have received over 6,000 wigs since 2012!! Our small group of volunteers are actively working to ensure that the wigs get into the hands of those who need them.  In addition to helping local women through The Wig Exchange, we’re also providing wigs for women with cancer in developing countries through our Wigs Without Borders program.  At this time, we are focusing on finding additional partner organizations and hospitals for Wigs Without Borders.  As a result, we’re temporarily unable to accept wig donations.  Please check back with us in the fall of 2015 when we hope to be in a position to accept additional wig donations.  Thank you for your understanding.

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