Garbo and Breast Cancer

Garbo and Breast Cancer

Marsha Power

As a survivor of an aggressive form of breast cancer, October is a special month for me personally and for Garbo. October is always Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and our partnership with Aveda allows us to raise money ever October that benefits life saving research. Each year, Aveda launches a limited edition version of Aveda Hand Relief and the proceeds from purchases of this particular product are donated. Who does not hand relief with all this washing and cleaners! Prior to and during my own personal cancer treatment, we as an industry were a bit unaware of the availability of new technologies available to the public to assist through some of the confidence busting aspects of cancer treatment programs. Public information about keeping your hair during 80% of chemo therapy treatments is mostly unavailable through our doctors and nurses. Why? Well, it is not monetized in USA. The unfortunate diagnosis of a loved one or yourself is scary. Who wants additional worries about losing hair during this time or what that does for confidence and privacy during an already vulnerable time where every ounce of confidence and positivity can help your treatment? I wanted to know if cold cap technology would help me keep my hair and relieve that additional stress. Here is what I learned while working with Hair To Stay.org and using the cold cap during my treatments. I kept the majority of my hair through the process and felt empowered to have that result. 1. You need a cold cap after your very first treatment for best results 2. If you make less than 45 k a year sponsorship is available via www.hairtostay.org which also has the most extensive information on all things chemo and cap. 3. Keeping your hair if an option maintains your privacy during your treatments and recovery, it is not all a vanity issue. 4. Cost averaging $1200. 5. Here to help anyone diagnosed with Breast Cancer my personal email is jaybirdjunior@gmail.com Come to Garbo and get some Pink Aveda Hand Relief and support the cause. Happy Pink Awareness month! Marsha Power Owner


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