Here to… help financially challenged cancer patients save their hair by making scalp cooling affordable.
Here to… share other people’s experiences with you.
Here to… help you understand what scalp cooling can do and the options open to you.
Here to… engage the haircare industry in raising funds for scalp cooling.
Welcome to HairToStay
We are the first and only national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping cancer patients afford scalp cooling, a treatment that can dramatically reduce chemotherapy induced hair loss. As well as subsidizing the treatment, we help to raise awareness and offer information and support to patients considering the use of scalp cooling to keep their hair during chemotherapy.
Here to… increase access to scalp cooling for as many patients as possible.
Helping Cooler Heads Prevail.
Losing one’s hair is traumatic. Keeping it means retaining control, privacy, identity and even well-being. Nobody understands this better than haircare professionals. Therefore HairToStay has teamed up with the haircare industry to launch an innovative and exciting Salon-a-Thon program to engage salons, stylists and haircare industry suppliers across the country!
Belvedere’s Bethany Hornthal first learned about chemotherapy patients using scalp-cooling caps to prevent hair loss in 2010 while she was working as a marketing and development consultant in the medical field.
Laura Esserman, the director of the University of California at San Francisco’s Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, told Hornthal about a patient who “did not want to lose her beautiful blonde hair during chemotherapy” and had asked her doctor whether scalp-cooling, which was predominantly used in Europe at the time, would be possible at UCSF, Hornthal recalls.read more