Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Tru-D SmartUVC 10.01.18

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which encourages and educates people about the importance of early screening, test and more.

The Pink Wig Project, which provides pink wigs to all breast (and other) cancer patients to remind these people that their cancer does not define them, is an organization that is dear to the heart of the Tru-D family.

From the Pink Wig Project: Teri, the founder of the Pink Wig Project, was first diagnosed with breast cancer February 6, 2009. She was 37-years-old with two children, ages 11 and 9. Her treatment plan included a double mastectomy and four rounds of chemo. She decided to cut off her long hair before it started falling out and shaved her head the day it did, but was never comfortable in proper wigs. She felt that it looked like she was trying to be “normal.” In April of that year, her sister-in-law planned a girls’ night out for her birthday and she wore a bright pink wig.

She felt free. No one pitied her. She was just having fun. She was not defined by her cancer. It was then Teri realized that every breast cancer survivor should have a pink wig. Teri founded The Pink Wig Project with this mission in mind and started giving pink wigs to any cancer warrior who wanted one. While Teri’s own fight with cancer ended in June 2018, we know that her infectious spirit and passion for those in the midst of their own struggles lives on. 

During the month of October, Tru-D will make a special contribution to the Pink Wig Project for each Tru-D device sold.

To learn more about the Pink Wig project, click here.

Posted 10.01.18
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