Inspiration and supporters

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The campaign was inspired by an 10 year old boy Dylan, an NRI who grew his hair for 4 years braving all bullying just to donate his hair.A chance meeting with him in 2012 inspired Premi Mathew to create awareness on her page called Protect your mom campaign in 2012. The first donor Nisha was inspired by a post on the page.
The campaign donated 60 wigs  with the help of ardent volunters like Nisha who is also the brand ambassador and Tushara Arun who ensures that the wig reaches deserving chemo patients. DM Foundation’s EDDC  provided valuable support by collecting the donated hair and sponsoring the cost of 30 wigs. EDDC provides free screening for cancer detection.It is a registered charitable organisation. Now the women’s forum of Sargashetra Cultural centre is playing a key role by recording receipt of hair , converting it into wigs and donating it to deserving chemo patients. Over 600 wigs have been donated as on May 2017.

The grand plan is to get students with strong leadership skills in various parts of india to spread the campaign in schools and colleges. Several students have already played a key role in spreading it all over India.

A facebook group managed by Premi Mathew ,the founder connects all the volunteers from all over and aggregates them to different regions so that they can collaborate. It maybe the first such virtual organisation. Premi also manages the page ,PR, correspondence , website and the administration of events.We need strong volunteers like Deepika, Swetha and Soumya,  students who coordinated the events at  Bangalore , Manipal and Cochin University  successfully

Various organisations like NSS, Rotaract Clubs and registered charitable trusts like Sargakshetra Cultural Centre are organising hair donation and wig donation events and supporting the movement. Oberoi Mall , Mumbai and Mantri Mall Bangalore also held grand events covered by media in association with us. Chief of NSS , Mr Santhosh Kumar held one of the biggest events at Kochi. Amala Medical College , Trichur held one of the biggest wig donation events where 10 wigs were donated. The latest event was  at Gujarat organised by Leena, a cancer survivor in association with Rotary Club. The ladies Circle, Chennai too organised  an event in July 2015

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Find albums of our events at https://www.facebook.com/groups/728477983941504/.