WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) - A West Bloomfield company is giving back to the community with a special contest to help a woman battling breast cancer.
During October, Raydiance for Women in West Bloomfield will be giving away one of their custom made wigs absolutely free! It's called their "Raydiance-We're Hair for You" Giveaway.
They are asking recently diagnosed breast cancer patients to write in and share their stories. At the end of the month, they'll select one winner and create a hand-made, one of a kind, exact duplication wig, just for her. Same hair color, style, everything and it's free.
Kristin Strobel was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago. She got a wig from Raydiance.
"The wig made me feel confident.. like I was gonna make it," says Strobel.
She says the wig was so real and no one could believe it wasn't her real hair.
"It was beautiful," she says.
Strobel is now cancer free and is excited for the winner of this contest.
"I hope it gives them strength and hope," she says.
The wigs are handmade by a team of eight people. They are made using human hair, synthetic hair or a combination of both.
It can take anywhere from 40 to 80 hours to create just one wig.
"If you're fighting a breast cancer battle, the last thing that you should have to worry about is your hair. Treatments can takeover your life. Wearing one of our wigs can give a woman a sense of control and a feeling of self-confidence," says Lisa DesJardin, owner of Raydiance.
Raydiance will accept entries in letter or email form until the giveaway closes at midnight
No purchase is required. Entries should include the person's name, contact information, a photo with current hair style and the story of their breast cancer journey.
The winner will be selected by the staff of Raydiance and must be able to come to the shop for fittings.
Letters should be addressed to:
"Raydiance-We're Hair For You"- Giveaway
5799 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322
You can also visit their website at http://www.raydianceforwomen.com