A Healthy Attitude To Survive
We understand that humor is key to survival.¬† As they say, “Laughter is the best medicine.”¬† Indeed it is.¬† That is why Breast Friends developed the Hat Project.¬† When one of the co-founders was given a funny hat that said, “No Hair Day,” it changed her world.¬† Where she had been afraid to go out in public out of fear that people would stare, she was suddenly excited to be seen in public.¬† The funny hat allowed people to talk to her, rather than about her.¬†
Portland artist Jo Gefre met Breast Friends and created a hat that truly helps! Pink or turquoise hats, complete with a funny caption (‘Has Anyone Seen my Hare?’ or ‘Temporarily Bald, Permanently Beautiful’) , can help turn the heartbreak of hair loss due to chemo therapy in to an opportunity for laugh therapy. Tackling a tough situation “head on” often is the key to getting to the other side. when we laugh endorphins actually diminish physical and psychological pain. We believe that you can heal through laughter and that this hat can be a reminder to laugh often and laugh well.
These hats are gladly given¬† out complimentary to any patient going through hair loss from chemo.¬† To receive a hat, or to order one for a friend, please contact your local affiliate, or the national office at 888-386-8048.