Moses educates Rotary about Butterfly Club
This week, the Rotary Club of Sierra Vista was pleased to hear from Wilma Moses, owner of Sierra Vista’s Visage Day Spa, who spoke about a local nonprofit organization, the Butterfly Club. The Butterfly Club’s mission is to provide peace of mind and self-confidence to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Moses explained that the Butterfly Club began 10 years ago with the hopes of providing wigs to chemo patients. With an initial inventory of just two wigs, the Butterfly Club now provides nearly 150 wigs to women and children each year. The youngest wig recipient to date was 8 years old, and the oldest was 92.
Moses was pleased to say that no one who has applied for a wig has yet to be turned away. Each of the wigs is brand new from a company in California that specializes in providing wigs to the movie industry. Moses explained that many of the wigs provided have a retail value of up to $500, but that they are provided to the patients free-of-charge.
To raise the necessary funds, the club holds fundraising dinners throughout the year, and Moses donates a portion of the sales from Visage to the cause as well. This weekend the club is sponsoring a concert, with an Irish band headlining the show and a jazz ensemble rounding out the night.
Moses has been amazed at the growth of the movement, and commented that the club has been approached by organizations across the globe, and has provided guidance and support to organizations around the state.
For information regarding the Rotary Club of Sierra Vista, contact President Grant Hayes at www.rotarysv.org.
Submitted by Nathan J. Williams, Rotary Club of Sierra Vista reporter.
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