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The Magic Yarn Project was created by two moms to help children diagnosed with cancer feel like Disney characters during treatment.


These ‘Magic’ Wigs Turn Kids With Cancer Into Disney Characters

The word “cancer” is a scary thing for a child,

and so is losing hair from chemo.

So these two moms created The Magic Yarn Project.

After cofounder Holly Christensen learned a friend’s daughter had been diagnosed with cancer,

she made a Rapunzel yarn wig and mailed it to her.

This sparked an interest in other young patients.

And after asking for yarn donations on Facebook, she found her partner.

“I read her post and I contacted her the next day to see how I could help.” -Bree Hitchcock

“She and I planned our first small workshop, and from there our project took off!”

Within a couple of months they created a nonprofit,

and rallied hundreds of volunteers because demand was so high.

To date, over 4,200 handmade wigs have been shipped to children around the world for free.

There’s even a Magic Yarn Project program at the women’s prison in Alaska.

“These wigs invite children into the world of make-believe and out of the scary world of cancer.” -Hitchcock

You can send a wig, volunteer or donate by visiting

Originally published: October 31, 2017
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