Fashion collection designed for women undergoing cancer treatments

Kohl's teams up with American Cancer Society
Posted at 8:04 PM, May 12, 2017

A team of volunteers at Kohl's has created a special fashion collection born out of caring. The designers have created a stunning collection of head scarves, wraps and hats for those who have lost their hair to cancer treatment.

"The biggest part here that we wanted to bring a little light to their day so these will all be made with love," said Jessica Helfer, a designer at Kohl's.

The American Cancer Society is working with Kohl's to distribute the head adornments to cancer patients free of charge.

"On behalf of the entire American Cancer Society, we are so grateful for the partnership through the years that they have provided us and with these new head wraps we are incredibly grateful for that," said Julie Schumann of the American Cancer Society.

Starting this fall, cancer patients will have access to the collection at no cost.

"It's a feel good moment. It's hard not to get chocked up every time you talk about it, its just a feel good moment," said Ann Harnack, Kohl's Product Development Coordinator.

The pieces are sensitive to the distinctive needs of cancer patients.

"One of the things the patients made clear is it needs to be comfortable on the inside," said Christy Free, Kohl's Director of Design Apparel.

Each patient gets a gift wrapped box and a special message of hope.

Kohl's hopes to donate at least 500 head wraps to the American Cancer Society this year.

It's a prescription for flattering fashion at a time when many patients need it the most.

"If they open that package and we can bring a little light even in that one moment, that's what this is all about," Helfer said.

Kohl's and Kohl's Cares have made a commitment of more than $9.9 million to the American Cancer Society.

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