“You are absolutely a Godsend! I was so desperate to find someone who could provide a wig for my sister. Luckily, my daughter found your charity on the internet. You certainly steered us in the right direction! Jean walked out of the salon with the perfect wig that made her feel good about herself again. She asked to go to see friends. No one could tell it was a wig! What a wonderful day! She even put on lipstick at dinner.”

-Vivian, Shadyside

“Thank you, thank you, and thank you a million times over. I am so grateful for your donation for my new “do”. One of the hardest things about this is losing my hair. It’s not about being vain; it’s more of a constant reminder that I’m sick. I might not be feeling sick one day but one look in the mirror and cancer is staring back at me! So thank you for helping me cope with my most difficult part along my journey with cancer. I feel like the luckiest person alive right now because of the help you have provided to me.”

-Kami, South Hills

I accompanied a friend of mine, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, to your Hair Peace Women’s Circle. I found it to be a very powerful group of strength, care, concern, friendship and spirituality. I am grateful for the help you have given to my dear friend.”

-Ruth, Pittsburgh

“Being single and trying to make ends meet, the gift for the wig has lifted a large burden. Thank you too for the information. I feel like I have some control again over cancer. I have 2 children and a grandson I want to be here to see grow old. Thank you!”

-Sherry, Penn Hills

“When I got word I would lose my hair I was devastated and thought “not my beautiful hair”. One of the wonderful nurses told me about Hair Peace Charities. Thanks to you I was able to get a great looking wig that everyone thinks is my own hair. Without Hair Peace, it would be one more unpleasant experience to remind me I have cancer. Thank you for your compassion.”

-Sandi, Gibsonia

“A special note to let you know how much I appreciate what you have done for me. I could not see my hairbrush for so much hair coming out. Once I got the wig you helped me to buy, I was a new person. It made me feel pretty again so I could go out in confidence.”

-Esther, Cranberry Township

“Thank you for the books that provided so much information, the prayers and mediation book was of great comfort. I also especially enjoyed the notes of prayer, well wishing and concern from people I did not even know who took time to send thoughtful cards. These expressions of kindness helped me to realize I was not alone.”

-Helen, Scott Township

“Before I had cancer, I never knew about Hair Peace Charities but now it is close to my heart. My girlfriends had a party for me when I finished treatments. They collected donations and told me to give it to a charity and yours came to mind first. I want to pay it forward so more women will be blessed with your kindness. I know, because I was one of them.”

-Brenda, Hampton

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Hair Prayer & Care

Providing Financial Assistance to Women and Girls Fighting Cancer in Western Pennsylvania

Bonny’s Message

 

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Bonny's message to those who have heard the words...

"You have cancer."

 

You never asked for this. None of us ever signed up for this tour of duty. You may feel alone but you are not the first to walk this cancer warpath. When I heard the words "you have cancer," I started planning my funeral. However, I changed my plans as I learned there is treatment for cancer. I also discovered most insurance companies do not pay for wigs needed from the treatment. It doesn't seem fair that you lose your hair on day number 15 after your first treatment.

 
It is important to try and look normal for working women, mothers and girls in school, but it can be a financial hardship with co-pays and loss of work while in treatment. That is one reason I started Hair Peace Charities - to pay for wigs.
 
A huge part of my battle has been planned by God. God is the "Peace" in Hair Peace. That is another reason I started Hair Peace Charities - to support women in faith. It has been my way of fighting back

Bonny's Story

Hair Peace Charities was started by Bonny Diver, a local radio personality, after finding a lump in her breast after a horseback riding accident.

Watch her video  to hear how it all began.

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I Had Cancer Podcast

Allegheny Health Network and iHeart Media hosted by Bonny Diver of iHeart Radio. The I Had Cancer podcast provides personal and truthful conversations with cancer survivors along their journeys. Each episode will feature a different person with their unique perspective on their own fight against cancer. 

What Is Hair Peace? 

Hair Peace Charities Helps women and girls, who live in western Pennsylvania with financial assistance to purchase a wig needed due to cancer.  Hair Peace also offers cancer-fighting information, encouragement, and faith with support groups.  Hair Peace Charities will provide up to $200 towards a purchase of a wig.

To Receive Financial Assistance for the purchase of a wig, individuals must speak with Bonny by calling 412-327-5177.  Determination of assistance needed along with a list of supporting salons will be provided at that time. Salons cannot request assistance on behalf of clients.

Hair

Hair Peace Charities helps with the funds to purchase a wig. Cancer treatment is expensive with time off work and copays.

Prayer

We offer to pray for each person who calls for help. Our prayer team also mails cards of encouragement and hope. 

Care

We have the Bridge to Wellness, support groups and information to help while in treatment and beyond.