CPCC cosmetology student makes wigs for women with cancer

“I felt an extreme feeling of jubilance because it was always a dream of mine to actually make wigs for cancer survivors," said Casey Sprattwilks.

Casey is a student in the cosmetology program at Central Piedmont Community College. He and his classmates are getting results by donating 32 wigs to the American Cancer Society, in partnership with 'Look Good Feel Better.'

This group helps women who are dealing with the appearance side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. 

While learning about extensions and wigs, the students participated in a service learning project initiated by their professor, Melissa Martin. She wants students to get into the habit of giving back.

“It's a very good opportunity for me as an instructor to instill community service learning and for students and future stylists to give back to the community," said Martin. 

The American Cancer Society is happy to receive the wigs from students. Maeghan Pawley, program manager at the American Cancer Society, has noticed an increase of visits from cancer patients and survivors that want more options when it comes to wigs.

The donated wigs come in many different colors and hair textures which provides variety for patients. The American Cancer Society always welcomes wig donations.