A place to donate & trade breast cancer items free of charge (e.g. head covers, mastectomy products, swimwear, breast cancer support products). No money may be exchanged, even for shipping. All mailing addresses must be shared via private message & no phone numbers exchanged.
Posted on: Sep 28, 2009 05:17PM
Does anyone know if there is such a thing as a swap site on the internet that is primarily for people who are looking for items such as "chemo" caps that others might have and no longer need?
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Sep 29, 2009 04:21PM kfinnigan wrote:
check with your local American Cancer Society and ask, I've heard of donated items. Also in our chemo room, there was a box of donated items. Good luck!
Sep 29, 2009 04:34PM dlb823 wrote:Hi, Marie ~ Not sure if you're just after a chemo cap for yourself (do you mean the Penguin cold cap? or just cute head coverings to wear?) or thinking about starting some kind of service, but I don't think anyone's doing it now -- at least not on a national level. But Kari is right about the ACS. They get donated brand new cosmetics that they give away during their Look Good Feel Better classes -- a nice treat and great pick me up when you're going through chemo. They also gave out free wigs at my class and that others have reported getting by contacting their local ACS office. Deanna
Sep 29, 2009 05:17PM SoCalLisa wrote:
I know--- purplemb--- has a swap for unused breast forms...
check under reconstruction alternatives or click on her name
Oct 1, 2009 08:44AM Kathy16 wrote:
I don't know a site, but you might want to check with your oncology office's nurses/social worker. I have a wig I didn't like (bought another) and some other things to donate.
Also - if you just finished chemo and have drugs you don't need anymore (like Zofran, etc.) you also might ask Onc's office. I asked at my very last chemo if I could donate any of my drugs once I finished and felt better (the doctor was generous and wrote large scripts & I didn't want to throw them out). She said as long as they knew the patient and it came to their office in the orig. bottle they would dole it out in special envelopes they had in their office. Nurse said a lot of people can't afford the drugs and don't have coverage plan. Those drugs helped me so much and I could only think of the people who didn't have a prescription plan and couldn't afford the best of the anti-nausea drugs, etc. So, you never know what can be donated or help someone else!
Oct 1, 2009 09:08AM dash wrote:
I think it's great idea too. I wonder if we can have a swap thread here? I have 2 new in package medical bras that are just sitting around. I'd love to pass them along to someone!
Oct 19, 2009 08:58AM Sherri_V wrote:
Yes, that would be a great idea. I've pretty much decided that I won't use a wig because, with all of the other expenses, I just cannot justify the cost. However, once my hair falls out - maybe I will change my mind. It would be nice to have an option without going into further debt!
Dec 30, 2009 04:03PM gfbaker wrote:
You should contact American Cancer Society for the Look Good Feel Better program; they have free wigs. Also check with your local cancer centers. Mine in Portland, OR had free wigs at their "appearance center" which sold hats, scarves, etc. You could also maybe call a wig store and see if they have anything they would donate, you never know. Even though I lost my hair in the summer and didn't need the wig for warmth, just looking like everyone else made me feel better. May your treatment be quick and as easy as possible.
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