Hair loss that occurs during chemotherapy treatment can be psychologically devastating. It is an outward and obvious sign of sickness, has a dramatic effect on the person’s appearance and confidence, and for some represents a loss of femininity.
A top priority of the Cancer Support House is to help women find a new look in a professional and private setting. Our in-house specially-designed beauty suite provides styling services (head shavings, wig care instructions, turban tying demonstrations, etc.) and resources including wigs, hats, and turbans. Although the beauty suite is primarily used by adult women, it is also used by young girls. A $2,500 grant from the Arkansas Cancer Coalition has provided over 50 new wigs for our salon as well as wig heads that allow for proper at-home storage and care for the wigs.
Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation provides grant funding to the Support House for the Peer 2 Peer Support Group for Prostate Cancer Survivors.
The Donald Reynolds Cancer Support House is proud to a recipient of The Degen Foundation grant funding. Our grant current grant funding assists patients with critical dental services needed during cancer treatment.
The Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House Breast Cancer Support Program provides a wide range of services for breast cancer patients, including social services navigation, transportation assistance, wigs/hats/turbans, massage therapy, and much more.
The “Save a Life” program has funds available to assist uninsured and underinsured women with
no-cost screening mammography. These funds are made available through grant funding by Susan G. Komen Ozark.
The Cancer Support House partners with both Baptist Health-Fort Smith and Mercy Fort Smith
to provide these mammograms.
We also having funding available for emergency financial assistance (for daily living expenses and transportation to and from treatment) Our in-house patient navigators can assist cancer patients at any point in their journey.