Posted on June 16, 2021
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Dr. Michael Brinkenhoff and his spouse Gayle confronted a breast most cancers analysis in 2006 that may radically influence their lives in addition to that of numerous different most cancers sufferers.
Decided to assist his spouse really feel lovely all through her most cancers remedy, Dr. Brinkenhoff developed a lash conditioning serum, designed to fortify and restore well being to lashes. Right this moment, Athena Cosmetics has developed a lot of merchandise that assist girls really feel extra assured by preserving and enhancing their very own lashes and brows.
In partnership with the Most cancers Basis of Santa Barbara, Athena Cosmetics has dedicated to a two-year $100,000 grant to supply Scalp Cooling Caps to native most cancers sufferers receiving chemotherapy remedy on the Ridley-Tree Most cancers Middle, who’re recognized as eligible for the protocol.
The chilly cap system is designed to be used throughout a affected person’s most cancers remedy and assist stop the lack of hair on the pinnacle by shutting down the hair follicle.
Kits are despatched to a affected person’s house, and the sufferers deliver the supplies with them to their appointments. Employees are skilled to help sufferers placed on the cap and hook up the system, which normally requires a affected person to remain for an extra hour following remedy.
Scalp cooling permits sufferers to maneuver all through their days with out calling consideration to the truth that they’re going by means of most cancers remedy.
“We perceive the worth of retaining as a lot normalcy as potential all through most cancers remedy, which is a every day problem as it’s,” stated Lori Willis, government director. “We consider it is a small approach to assist sufferers protect their self-image and really feel that their identification has not been taken from them. It helps them really feel like themselves.
“This beneficiant present from Athena Cosmetics makes the scalp cooling program obtainable to all sufferers, as it’s not coated by insurance coverage or Medicare.”
Past their serums and wonder merchandise, Athena Cosmetics is dedicated to supporting breast most cancers analysis, training, and packages in honor of Gayle Brinkenhoff.
For extra concerning the Most cancers Basis of Santa Barbara, go to www.cfsb.org.