Nearly 150 people participated in Members CU’s 5th Annual Wig Walk benefiting the Wig Bank of Caldwell County, a cancer patient support center for cancer survivors and their families in western NC. The total amount raised this year was $6,640.
This year’s exclusive sponsor was McCreary Cancer Center, a service of UNC Hospitals and part of UNC Cancer Care, that is located beside the Wig Bank. The Wig Walk also received support from Blue Ridge Electric Co., The News-Topic, Chloebugs, Caldwell UNC Health Care, and Sugar Peas.
A new addition to the event included a pink fire truck covered with signatures and names of cancer survivors. The fire truck was provided by the North Carolina Foothills Chapter of Pink Heals, a nonprofit dedicated to raising local funding for cancer patients.
Every year during the walk, Members CU holds a Wig Walk Wig Contest. This year’s winner was Shirley Heidelmark who dressed in hot pink angel wings and a matching hot pink wig.
“I’m the cancer-free angel,” announced Heidelmark, a cancer survivor and Wig Bank volunteer, “I’m trying to make others cancer free.”