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Wig donations for cancer patients give new meaning to recycling

Wig donation is a particularly poignant act of kindness, CBC's Kas Roussy reports.

Wig donation program helps cancer patients who've lost their hair after chemotherapy

A Toronto hospital runs a wig donation program to help cancer patients who have lost their hair after chemotherapy 4:09

Wig donation is an act of kindness that can help people with cancer to overcome the distressing hair loss during chemotherapy treatment.

Synthetic wigs can cost several hundreds of dollars and real hair versions cost more.

Zain Haji runs the wig salon at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto and also helps with the wig donation program, where the hair is cleaned, sanitized, styled and put into boxes for the next person in need.

CBC's Kas Roussy meets a wig donation recipient and two donors.