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Rebecca Watters

Rebecca Watters
Pittsburgh, PA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jan 03, 2016
Stuff About Me:

I am a research scientist that works at the Women's Cancer Research Center at Pitt.  I have formed a relay team for the Pittsburgh Marathon with my family and friends to raise money for Hair Peace Charities (HPC).  This is a local charity in which I currently serve as a board member.  I strongly belive in the mission of HPC to help local women and girls with financial assistance to purchase a wig needed due to cancer.  With many cancers, women will lose their hair 15 days after the first chemotheraphy treatment. In Pennsylvania, most insurance companies state a wig is not needed and do not cover the costs. This is why Bonny Diver-Hall started Hair Peace Charities, to assist women and girls as cancer is expensive...co-pays, loss of work from sick days - money is tight. Most wigs cost around $300.  HPC assists women in the 11 county region of Western Pennsylvania who are struggling due to the high cost of treatment, time off of work, co-pays and deductibles during cancer treatment. Hair Peace also offers cancer fighting information, encouragement and faith with support groups. 

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Rebecca Watters' Fundraisers

HAIR PEACE CHARITIES 2016 - P3R MARATHON TEAM

HAIR PEACE CHARITIES 2016 - …

Amount Raised:

$150

 

100% Raised of $150 Goal