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Private collector generously donates wigs for cancer patients

Private collector generously donates wigs for cancer patients

From (l-r) Cancer Association of Namibia’s (CAN) Sister Cristy Kavetuna, Mrs Tresia Kamati, a breast cancer patient and recipient of the wig donations and Mrs Mudi Pontac, the good Samaritan who this week donated 42 wigs from her private collection to the association.

This donation will go a long way as it will enlarge CAN’s collection on offer to assist those women who have been affected by radiation during cancer treatment.

“I have a love for wigs that suite my outfits when dressing up for an occasion, but I felt the need to help women who lose their hair during cancer treatment by donating my prized items, some hand made, some ordered from the internet,” Pontac said.

According to the Cancer Association, at the moment they are urgently looking for local wig manufacturers, since the previous manufacture of natural hair wigs in South Africa now charges over N$40,000 per wig making them unaffordable for the association.

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