Since 2013, ESA International Queensland has proudly sponsored the free ESA Wig and Turban Service which enables Queenslanders affected by cancer to borrow a wig or turban, free of charge, for the duration of their cancer treatment.
Each of the Cancer Council of Queensland's offices and accommodation lodges across the state, including Brisbane, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Gold Coast, Bundaberg, and the Sunshine Coast are equipped with a Wig Loan Library comprising of a selection of wigs and turbans.
The service is made up of a passionate community of volunteers and donors who dedicate their time, energy and goodwill to help those in need, ranging from people who sew turbans to those who share a wig they no longer need.
The wig Loan Libraries are warm and friendly environments where individuals come for an appointment with a fully trained volunteer, enjoy a coffee and chat, walk away having had an enjoyable experience with a wig or turban that is perfect for them.
As of September 2016, 3549 wigs and 8106 turbans have been loaned out, statewide.
For more information or to support the ESA Wig and Turban Service,
please call Cancer Council 13 11 20
or visit Online ESA Wig and Turban Service.