Canadian Cancer Society recognizes volunteers

The wig room is a vital service provided to those undergoing cancer treatment and is staffed by dedicated volunteers

Wendy Stewart

Wendy Stewart

Morning Star Staff

Every Canadian Cancer Society volunteer is a valued team member supporting those who have been touched by cancer, and Marguerite Hughes is no exception

Hughes has been instrumental in the organization of the wig room which in this past year alone, has loaned out more than 100 wigs complete with styling and maintenance instructions.

The wig room also provides  turbans, hats, scarves, and night caps (made and donated mainly by Telus Community Ambassadors).

“This service is provided  for those who have, or are, losing their hair due to cancer,” said Wendy Stewart, president of the Vernon unit of the society.

Hughes has recently handed over the running of the wig room to fellow volunteer Camille Garland.

“Although Marguerite will remain as a valued volunteer, we would like to express our gratitude for her dedication to CCS and her community,” said Stewart.”

For more information on how the Canadian Cancer Society can help, please call Cancer Information Services at 1-888-939-3333 or the Vernon unit at  250-542-0770.