Club's fundraiser supports Pink Angels

The Woman's Club of Greater New Milford recently helped the Pink Angels kick off its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk fundraising efforts with a hair-cutting reception at Joe's Salon in town.

The Aug. 25 event supported fundraising efforts for the walk and Joe's Free Wig Fund, which provides wigs to local women in cancer treatment whose insurance does not cover a wig.

The Pink Angels, a breast cancer awareness and support team for the club, had worked on breast cancer projects previously, but became more active a few years ago as a support for a member of the club who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and was starting treatment.

The club's breast cancer-related projects are now under the Pink Angels umbrella.

Six people made hair donations totaling more than five feet in hair at the event at Joe's, raising nearly $150.

The youngest donor was an 8-year-old girl.

The group is considering having an annual hair-cutting event, giving donors time to grow their hair out, according to a woman's club representative.

A Pink Angels donation jar will be available at Joe's through October. Funds will be split between the wig fund and the walk for the American Cancer Society.

Donations can also be made to the Pink Angels team via the Litchfield Making Strides website.

The Pink Angels has supported the walk for two years and has raised $3,000 to 5,000 each time.