Foundations and Charities
Supporting Scalp Cooling
Organizations raising awareness of and increasing access to scalp cooling
for cancer patients around the world.
HairToStay is a national US organization dedicated to increasing access to scalp cooling for patients with financial need while educating the public and health professionals about the benefits of scalp cooling.
HairToStay helps to level the playing field through need-based grants, so that as many cancer patients as possible have access to this life-changing treatment.
Walk the Walk
Walk the Walk is the UK’s largest grant making breast cancer charity. They are dedicated to raising money and awareness for vital breast cancer causes, whilst encouraging women, men and children to start walking as a way of keeping fitter, healthier and as an important part of cancer prevention.
Over the past 15 years the charity committed to funding a long-term initiative to ensure Paxman Scalp Cooling Systems are available to all NHS hospitals in the UK offering chemotherapy treatment.
The Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust
The only UK charity funding medical research specifically into cancer affecting teenagers and young adults, where it can frequently strike in dangerous and complex forms.
The Trust also funds measures to improve the quality of life for young cancer patients, both during and in the aftermath of their illnesses. They offer support to all of the 29 hospitals throughout the UK that treat teenage cancer.
The London-based UK charity Future Dreams raises funds to support women through their breast cancer journey and works on a number of campaigns to create awareness and fund research projects, with a focus on secondary breast cancer.
CHILL, Cancer-related Hair Loss, International Leadership and Linkage, is a collaboration between cancer specialists in several countries to collect and share knowledge about the treatment and prevention of chemotherapy-induced hair loss, and scalp-cooling as a treatment to address this side effect.
CHILL maintains the website as well as a global registry to reflect the incidence of hair loss in daily clinical practise. This platform facilitates the exchange of information among patients, physicians, nurses and researchers.
The Rapunzel Project
A US non-profit organization dedicated to helping chemotherapy patients keep their hair during treatment. What was once a fantasy – that patients could keep their hair during chemotherapy – is now a reality. This was the inspiration for the creation and naming of The Rapunzel Project.
Infinite Strength’s mission is to make medical treatments more accessible for all breast cancer patients and to offset costs that often are not covered by insurance, but can make all the difference in the healing process, both physically and emotionally.
Infinite Strength raises funds to help cover the cost of Paxman Scalp Cooling for qualifying patients receiving their treatment at Smilow Cancer Hospital, CT, USA.
Cold Capital Fund
Cold Capital Fund provides financial assistance to chemotherapy patients in the DC-Area (MD, VA, and DC) of the US looking to use cold caps.
They believe that the choice to prevent hair loss should not be dependent on financial ability. Their aim is to ease – if not lift entirely – the financial burden for cancer patients who want to keep their hair while going through treatment.
The Cool Head Project
The Cool Head Project Fund was established at the Upstate Foundation to offset the cost of scalp cooling to ensure that this technology available to more patients the Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse, USA because the treatment is not yet covered by all insurances.
High Country Breast Cancer Foundation
High Country Breast Cancer Foundation is to support breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families in the High Country of North Carolina, USA. The funds raised through events assist local women and men fighting breast cancer, including money provided for scalp cooling.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) provide programs and services to help people in the US whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. Their Breast Cancer Helpline provides peer support services from volunteers with a personal history of breast cancer.
Their goal is to provide information, community and support that you can trust, is easy for you to access and respectful of you and your situation. All their resources are carefully and frequently reviewed by some of the country’s leading healthcare experts and informed by people living with breast cancer.
Tigerlily Foundation is a national US breast cancer foundation providing education, awareness, advocacy and hands-on support to young women (15-45) – before, during and after breast cancer. Through their programs, they seek to educate and empower women of all backgrounds, including those at heightened risk, those facing health disparities, and those with less access to care.
Sharsheret, a national US non-profit organization, improves the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer through personalized support and saves lives through educational outreach.
Sharsheret provides services and subsidies for eligible individuals for non-medical services that are critical to a woman’s quality of life and body image, and that are only partly covered by insurance companies, if at all, through their Best Face Forward 2.0 services. These services include financial subsidies for cold caps (scalp cooling treatment).
Breastcancer.org is a non-profit organization and the leading US patient-focused resource for breast health and breast cancer information and support. Their expert information engages, educates, and empowers people along with their dynamic peer support community helping them make the best decisions for their lives.
Conquer Cancer®, The ASCO Foundation
Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, funds research for every cancer, every patient, everywhere. In 1964, seven oncologists created the American Society of Clinical Oncology, now a global network of nearly 45,000 cancer professionals. As ASCO’s foundation, Conquer Cancer supports ground-breaking research and education so both doctors and patients have the resources they need.
Cap & Conquer
Cap & Conquer is non-profit organization that focuses on raising funds for cancer patients in Southeast Michigan who choose to use scalp cooling. The organization’s four founders started Cap & Conquer as a result of their own personal success stories and experiences using cold cap therapy.
Through their experiences, they noticed many barriers to using cold cap technology, in particular the lack of knowledge and the financial burden – so they started Cap & Conquer to try to break down these barriers. Their mission is that every eligible cancer patient is aware of cold caps and be able to use them if they so choose, no matter the cost. They raise money to directly fund patients who cannot afford the treatment, and use their platform to raise awareness about scalp cooling technology along the way.
One Nine BeStrong Foundation
One Nine BeStrong Foundation are a US-based non-profit organization which was set up after their Founder underwent chemotherapy for breast cancer, and successfully used scalp cooling in order to retain a proportion of her hair.
As a result of her experience One Nine BeStrong was created, with their mission statement: “Mental positivity has such an impact on cancer warriors; we help to provide hair loss therapy to cancer patients currently undergoing treatment that might otherwise not have the means to afford it.” The foundation works to help alleviate the expense of scalp cooling by 100%, providing caps to patients who otherwise couldn’t afford this option.
The Tomorrow’s Hope Scalp Cooling Financial Assistance Program brings HOPE to individuals that have chosen to have the Scalp Cooling treatments simultaneously with their chemotherapy treatments at the UW Cancer Center – Johnson Creek.
By partnering with the UW Cancer Center – Johnson Creek and Paxman, Tomorrow’s Hope has created a financial assistance program intended to assist those that might not participate in scalp cooling treatments based on out-of-pocket cost and/or patients with insurance providers that will not cover the cost of the treatments.
Mercy Health Foundation Lourdes
Mercy Health Foundation Lourdes is based out of the Mercy Lourdes Hospital in Kentucky, USA, whose mission is to raise funds that empower Lourdes Hospital to extend its healing ministry with compassion and innovation. They believe that everyone deserves to be well in mind, body, and spirit – and as such part of their program involves financial support for patients wishing to undergo scalp cooling during their chemotherapy treatment.