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Emily Ferguson: SaveItForward for HairToStay

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BENEFITING: HairToStay

ORGANIZER: HairToStay

Jackie Ashton

THE STORY:

HairToStay wrote -

Six years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and chemotherapy was a part of my treatment. I’d heard about scalp cooling, but didn’t know anyone who had used it. I was already overwhelmed, so I decided against it. But, like most people, I didn't realize just how awful it would be to lose my hair. It can take years for the hair to grow back to normal - mine took two slow years to return to its regular shoulder length.

Losing my hair also invaded my privacy, announcing my diagnosis to the world around me. Complete strangers took my hair loss as permission to ask questions or offer unsolicited comments about my very private health. 

In June I started chemo again, but this time I decided to use cold caps.  After six months I’ve kept 75% of my hair. It's so much easier this time—mentally and emotionally—to live life with my hair. I can go for walks, travel to visit friends, and even swim in the ocean with my kids without anyone knowing that I am fighting cancer. Having a full head of hair helps me, and especially my children, forget the fight I'm facing and feel normal. It helps me stay positive, which is another key to success. Each week when my friends, the “cappers,” come to help put on the cold caps, I feel surrounded by love.

I hope to help make scalp cooling an option for as many people as possible by supporting HairToStay, a nonprofit organization that helps fund scalp cooling for patients who could not otherwise afford it. 

All of the money raised on this page will go directly to HairToStay. I hope you'll join me in supporting this great cause that can truly change people's lives!

—Emily Ferguson

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To This Fundraiser

$5,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anne Dyke

    $100

  • Kendrick Williams

    $100

  • Chris & Gretchen Howard

     

  • Ginny and Craig Magher

     

  • Betsy & John Ashton

     

  • Laura Crim

    $100

  • Tatem and Morgan Read

    $50

  • Laura harris

    $100

  • sally sickles

     

  • Rand Hagen

    $250

  • Amy and Murray Reavis

    $100

  • The Gumpert Family

     

  • Emily Ferguson

    $1,000

  • Paige Nolan & Boyd McDonnell

    $50

  • Jenny Arnold

    $100

  • Amy Wells

     

  • Lois and Danny Yates

     

  • Beth and Bobby Reagan

     

  • Tom & Jeanne Rueger

    $250

  • Kappy and William deButts

    $100

  • Liz Valentine

    $100

  • Neil Thomson

    $100

  • Scott and Jamie Boze

    $50

  • Evie and Bates Brown

     

  • Mary Ayres Griggs

     

  • Jessica and Casey Brown

     

  • Sharon Brown

     

  • Nancy Powell and family

     

  • Susan Squires

    $100

  • Susan Rebecca White

    $25

  • Donn and Lane Perno

     

  • Carol M. Curtis

    $50

  • The McKnight Family

    $500

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $14,455 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

HairToStay

Amount Raised

$9,355

Fundraiser Title

Jackie Ashton

Amount Raised

$5,050

Fundraiser Title

Mary Kelly Speed

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

The McKnight Family

The McKnight Family

DONATION: $500

We love you, Emily! 3 months ago

Carol M. Curtis

Carol M. Curtis

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Donn and Lane Perno

Donn and Lane Perno

6 months ago

Susan Rebecca White

Susan Rebecca White

DONATION: $25

in support of Emily Ferguson 7 months ago

Susan Squires

Susan Squires

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Nancy Powell and family

Nancy Powell and family

In support of my wonderful friend Emily! Simply amazing! 9 months ago

Sharon Brown

Sharon Brown

9 months ago

Jessica and Casey Brown

Jessica and Casey Brown

9 months ago

Mary Ayres Griggs

Mary Ayres Griggs

I'm so glad that Emily's strength and courage can inspire us to donate and help others! 9 months ago

Evie and Bates Brown

Evie and Bates Brown

9 months ago