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Yellow Brick Place receives grants to provide wigs

Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is funding the award.
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YOUNGSTOWN — Yellow Brick Place, a cancer wellness organization, has received a $7,500 grant from the Arnett Family, Kennedy Family and First Place Community funds held at the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley.

The dollars will further expand programming at Yellow Brick Place which offers no-cost wigs and accessories along with educational sessions with Mahoning Valley experts on proper use and wear.

“Our mission remains rooted in caring for people with a cancer diagnosis, with non-medical services such as the Your Beauty Program and our wig bank,” said Carol Apinis, board chair of Yellow Brick Place, in a news release. “These dollars are critical as many organizations have divested similar programs.

"Our clients continue to fight cancer with courage, and we are grateful to be part of that journey along with the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley,” she said.

Yellow Brick Place was founded in 2015 by cancer survivors Donne Detweiler and Anna Aey with a vision to support and educate cancer patients and those closest to them by providing individual and group services that nourish and comfort the mind, body and spirit during the fight against cancer.

A cancer diagnosis touches more than just the individual. Families, caregivers and entire communities often feel the effects.

In addition to resource libraries, services for these families such as healing arts, one-on-one family consultations, children’s programming, support groups and classes on coping and managing life after a cancer diagnosis are free of charge.