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Beautiful silk scarves and head wraps for FREE

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mimivac
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I just learned of this from another board. For all of you going through chemo right now, it can be of some comfort. She is the CEO of a company that makes expensive silk scarves. She wants to offer one for free to women experiencing hair loss. People tell me they are beautiful scarves. Here is the website: http://www.franceluxe.com/i/goodwishesscarves/Good+Wishes+Scarves.html

"Hello,

My name is Laurie Erickson and I am the CEO of a fashion accessory company located in Washington State. A few years ago I launched a program called Good Wishes scarves - a program where my company makes one, free of charge, silk scarf or headwrap for women experiencing hair loss. This program was borne as a result of an email I received from a loyal customer, Hillary, who bought hair accessories from my company. She wrote to our customer care address and asked if we had any products for women who are losing or have lost their hair. I replied no at the time, but offered to make her a scarf at no charge, in a color of her choosing. When her scarf was completed, we had a staff meeting and had a moment for this terrific woman, silently sending her Good Wishes. After receiving her scarf, we communicated from time to time and I told Hillary that should she meet anyone along her journey, who might enjoy a Good Wishes scarf to please let me know and I would happily have our factory make one for her - she told me that her Good Wishes scarf had brought her comfort during her chemo sessions. At a subsequent Chemotherapy session, Hillary met a woman who learned of our flegling program and requested a scarf - we were so happy to know that our desire to give was becoming a reality.

I have really struggled to connect, to give, to share our scarves with women. It seems so odd to have the ability to give and KNOW the need is out there, but struggle to find the bridge to get that done. Fortunately, I spoke with Malaak Compton Rock earlier this week and she told me about TNBC - I was so happy when we spoke and I said "you're my Bridge!" - she was as always just lovely and helpful and I am absolutely optimistic. My head has been spinning with ideas and so I write to you here to help me spread the word. Its very simple. My company works with hundreds of different silks and cottons. I will give as much as I possibly can to the community of women who are undergoing or experiencing an event where she is losing her hair. I have two options at this time; a scarf (which can be a bit cumbersome for some) or a headwrap called "It's a Wrap". I will send you one at no charge. We don't have these all up on our website yet at www.franceluxe.com, but I can send you swatches or a scan of the available fabrics at this time. My Dad actually went to our factory today to pick up hundreds of yards of fabric so we have tons of options to share.

If you or someone you know would enjoy either a scarf or an It's a Wrap - please email me at laurie@franceluxe.com and me and my staff will work to get it done for you.

In closing, I've worked in the fashion accessories industry for over 20 years. It is an honor and a pleasure to put smiles on faces through sharing our work - I believe in the power of sending good wishes.

Thank you and I look forward to working together with you to perhaps send some comfort to women from women.

Laurie"

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After I read your post I went to the website and checked it out. I called 888-884-3653 and asked about the Good Wishes program. They connected me straight to Laurie! She helped me navigate to the site and asked me to take my time and choose a headwrap from her because I am going to lose my hair to chemo. After we hung up I sent the link to my daughter and we decided together which would be the best one for me. There are so many beautiful ones to choose from that I needed some help deciding. I just called Laurie back and told her the one I decided on and she took down my address and said she will send an email to confirm when it is sent out. It was very easy and the headwraps are really pretty and colorful. I chose the style "Cozumel".

Mimivac, thanks for sharing the information. Did you order one yet?

Also, I got a wig for free from the American Cancer Society in my area. It is very nice, it's from the Raquel Welch line. So if anyone is in need of one, check into it. I didn't have to fill out any paperwork regarding income, it's on the honor basis. I myself am on a limited income and this was very helpful to me, as I hope it can help someone else too!!

Love and Light,
Vicki

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Thank you Minivac, Being I just lost my hair. I just spoke to Laurie, what a wonderful thing they are doing. Thanks for letting us know.
Kathy

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Mimi,
Thank you so much for sharing this awesome program. I lost my hair a month ago and work so I have been looking for as many scarves as I can, I find my wig too warm due to the hot flashes. I am heading for the web site right now. I believe the quote "Look Good Feel Better" truly works and I look forward to dressing up my head every morning before heading to work.
Thank you again!!!!!
K

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I think there are some new bc survivors on that could use this information.

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WOW! Laurie, this is WONDERFUL! I just called myself. I, too, had my daughter help me pick one out. I have not started chemo yet but it is inevitable. My surgery will be on the 27th, so I'm thinking by the time my hair starts falling out, it should be near fall time. I picked the Samba. It was very sweet of you to share this! Thank you!

Marlene

m_azingrace
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I emailed, and received an almost immediate response. Tomorrow I will call with my request. I also have not started chemo, but I'm trying to get prepared in as many ways as possible.

It's really ironic. I finally have found a hair style & color I really like, and now it's going to all fall out! At the same time,discovering that there are so many beautifully generous people is both comforting and encouraging. I also filled out a form for the "Heavenly Hats" program, and will be making an appointment with the local ACS for a wig.

Thanks again, Laurie!

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You're a real sweetheart for sharing this for those in need.

Kind regards, Susan

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Mimi, look how many happy survivors you made today?

Everyone is so happy and so excited.

That is a wonderful thing you did to post this.

It is a great thing that Laura does this for others.

Thanks Mimi!

Hugs,

Susie

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Thanks Mimi. This will be helpful to so many!

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It makes me very happy that people benefitted from this program. Laurie seems like a wonderful person, and I'm sure the scaves are beautiful. Please post pictures when you receive them!

Mimi

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I'm not much of a phone person, so I emailed Laurie -- she was very gracious, and happy to make the arrangements by email. I got the Jasmine Hot Pink. And she urged me to tell any and every other woman I meet who might benefit from this.

Thanks so much, Mimi -- I know this was a real bright spot in my week for me, and I'm sure for others as well.

Traci

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Just wanted to say that I think you're FANTASTIC! :-)

Love ya,
Debi

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Thank you for this Mimi! You have helped so many by posting this!

survivorbc09
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Mimi, this is so nice of you to post this.

And, you look so pretty in your new picture!

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This thread has some good websites too Vicki for headcovers.

♥Kylez♥

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This has a good site for the newbies that might be just losing their hair. Also, heavenlyhats.com is a good site. It is run by a kid. Great story!

Leeza

survivorbc09
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Robin and to a few other newbies, this is a good site to go to. Hope it helps you some!

Hugs

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I am sure some new bc survivors could use these beautiful free scarves.

survivorbc09
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Mimi, if you noticed, it seems a lot have gotten their scarves and a surprise and loved them! This will be helpful to many.

Hugs!

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I did this for my sister and she is helping her pick out something that she would like. a million thank you for turning me on to this and my sister is ever so thankful. bless you a million times for sharing this information

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Hey, maybe everyone who receives these scarves and headwraps could post pictures of themselves wearing them. I could print them out and make a kind of collage to send to Laurie. I'm sure she would like to see her handiwork making so many people happy. Good idea?

Mimi

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That is a good idea! Love your pic Mimi!

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Great idea Mimi!

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Maybe this post can help some of the new bc survivors that have just started posting.

♠♣ Susie ♠♣

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Here is the info on free scarves for those who missed it the first time....

Mimi

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This is so good for the new ones on the site Mimi. Thanks!

survivorbc09
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So many are using this site Mimi! It should make you happy!

angel143
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Laurie is an angel. The scarves and headwraps makes us BC "survisors" happy. You are also an angel. Thanks for sharing this to us. I will email Laurie to ask for myself, I will surely need it sooner. By the way, you look so pretty.

Angel

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Hey Angel. Somewhere on here there is a post by Mimi. She wanted to make some sort of collage of all of the bc survivors who get the scarves from Laura. I will see if I can bump it up for you. Hope you are doing well.

Hugs Lex♥

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Thought the newbies could use this info.

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Angel, did you see this and the other thread for the free scarves?

MAJW
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had an email just today, from Laurie, I spoke with her 3 weeks ago......email stated my headscarf is on the way!
Nancy

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Great Nancy! I hope you like it. Did you see the other addy's for free hats and stuff?

Leeza

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organization. I had the option to choose which scarf I wanted .. Oh my .. too good to be true.

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my gift ..

Let me know if a picture is needed .. or where to send a card of thanks.

Thank you for the information.

VickiSam

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I think you might get a surprise when you get your scarf from Lauren. Some here just got theirs and had a surprise in the box which they loved, but, wouldn't tell us what it was.

They wanted everyone to be surprised that got one!

Kylez ♥

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Thanks for the tip. I placed an order for my head wrap and am looking forward to trying it out. What a wonderful organization and kind gesture. Will see about your pic idea. It's a fab idea!

Best to you!
Bella

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So happy this is getting such a good response. I will be bugging you guys to send me pictures in a few weeks. Hope everyone loves their scarves.

Mimi

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Isn't it great how many have used this site? And, how happy they are with their scarves? So great Mimi that you posted this.

Leeza

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A woman at the cancer center had a beautiful scarf on one day and I commented on how pretty it was. She ordered it from Laurie. I would recommend it to everyone.

Sue

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This is the addy for the free scarves from Laurie. Everyone says they are beautiful and they even got a nice surprise. Good luck!

♠♣ Susie ♠♣

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thought I'd re- post this to the front ... since I looked for this web address for a over 15 min on here... wanted the address for a friend recently dx... thanks mimi for the post ..

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I think I will start to ask women who have received Laurie's scarves to send me pictures. I will probably post a separate thread, but just wanted to get this out there. I am hoping to make a video montage to send Laurie.

Mimi

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i got mine a few weeks ago.it is so very beatiful.Its made of silk and sells for 62.00.What a nice lady to do this for us.I strongly advice anyone that has lost their hair to do this.It makes you feel so pretty when putting it on.(Pat).

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Someone posted this info weeks ago and I tried to get a scarf. I emailed multiple times and did not get a response or anything in the mail. I just emailed again...maybe this time.

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always
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It was this original post I saw back then.

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try calling Always? There is a number on the website. That might do the trick!

Love, Jeanne ♥

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