Feb. 2014 - A UCSF Physician Uses Cold Cap System to Save Her Own Hair.

A doctor becomes the patient as she completes her second round of a Cold Cap clinical trial. Watch the video and read the report.

Feb. 2014 - A Breast Cancer Patient Finds Incredible Success with Penguin Cold Caps.

After weeks of chemotherapy, she still has all of her hair. Read the article.

Oct. 2013 - A South Tampa, FL hair salon holds its third annual fundraiser benefitting The Rapunzel Project.

The money will go towards purchasing expensive Cold Caps for current chemotherapy patients. Read the story.

Sept. 2013 - Los Angeles NBC 4 News features a current Penguin Cold Cap user undergoing treatment.

She has already experienced positive results wearing her “frozen helmet.” Watch the interview.

Sept. 2013 - Beauty Launchpad magazine interviews Shirley Billigmeier, Co-founder of the Rapunzel Project.

Shirley recounts her personal battle with breast cancer and her discovery of Penguin Cold Cap technology. Read the article.

Aug. 2013 - A former pro snowboarder diagnosed with breast cancer trades her winter hat for a Cold Cap.

After 16 chemotherapy treatments, she kept her hair. Watch the video and read the report.

Aug. 2013 - Penguin Cold Caps help a New Iberia woman save her hair and lift her spirits.

She didn’t want to be known as a survivor—she wanted to be known as herself. Read the article.

Aug. 2013 - An Indiana salon owner’s fundraiser raises $1,000 and receives a biomedical freezer specifically for Penguin Cold Caps.

Now she faces the challenge of finding the freezer a home. Read the article.

Aug. 2013 - USA Today features a Penguin Cold Caps segment with patient interviews on their website.

Cold Cap users discuss their positive experiences and demonstrate Cold Cap technology in action. Watch the video.

Aug. 2013 - ASCO publishes clinical trial results.

Weill Cornell Breast Center reports excellent results with Penguin Cold Caps and TC. Review the findings.

July 2013 - The Miami Herald features two Cold Cap success stories.

Both patients agreed that preserving their hair helped project an image of strength internally and among others. Read the full article.

July 2013 - News Channel 4 in Oklahoma City covers a former cancer patient’s struggle to save her hair during chemotherapy.

She attributes Cold Caps to her success. Watch the video and read the report.

July 2013 - The Winston-Salem Journal reports: Dignicap ready to conduct a second round of clinical trials.

Cold Cap technology takes a step closer toward FDA clearance. Learn more.

June 2013 - ABC 15 News in Phoenix covers Penguin Cold Caps.

A Google search connects a cancer patient to Penguin Cold Caps and helps save her hair. Read the full story.

June 2013 - MedCityNews.com features a Colorado cancer patient’s success with Cold Cap Therapy.

Keeping her hair leads to an easier transition back into her life before cancer. Read the article.

June 2013 - The Channel 11 News Team in Baltimore features a local doctor’s efforts to bring Cold Cap Therapy to all of her patients.

Dr. Young Lee discusses her “Red Devils Caps of Love Fund.” View the report.

May 2013 - Watch a woman at Baylor Sammons Cancer Center, in Dallas, use Cold Caps to save her hair, with her doctor's support.

Debbye Gregory explains the importance of keeping her hair while enduring chemotherapy. View the segment.

May 2013 - Watch a demonstration of Penguin Cold Cap technology featured on the CBS show “The Doctors.”

Plus, a cancer survivor explains why saving her hair made all the difference during chemotherapy treatments. Watch the video.

May 2013 - A local salon fundraiser helps bring more Cold Cap freezers to the Detroit area.

Inspired by Penguin Cold Cap users, Formula Salon raises money and awareness. Read the blog.

Apr. 2013 - A single Mom and breast cancer survivor promotes Penguin Cold Caps using her blog.

Mary Ellen aims to dispel rumors that question the effectiveness of cold cap therapy. Click here to read the blog.

Apr. 2013 - CRAAB! Empowering People Affected by Breast Cancer profiles a cancer survivor’s story with Penguin Caps.

She’s “doing it her way.” The promise of Penguin Caps delivers beyond expectations. Click here to read the story.

Jan. 2013 - Thanks to Kenra® Professional and their incredible salon partners for raising $100,000 to support our cause!

Dec. 2012 - Research presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium supports hair loss prevention effectiveness.

Nearly all patients keep their hair after DigniCap System™ (Cold Cap) treatments. Get the details here.

Dec. 2012 - The DigniCap™ (Cold Cap) system study is published in the Journal of Cancer Research.

Scientists find the DigniCap™ system to be both safe and effective for most Stage I BC patients. Read the report here.

Nov. 2012 - WBAL TV, in Baltimore, interviews a local doctor and her cancer patient about Cold Cap Therapy.

Dr. Young Lee is a big advocate of Cold Cap Therapy, keeping freezers in both her Baltimore and Annapolis clinics. Watch the WBAL news report here.

Oct. 2012 - Fox News features a Whitefish Bay, WI salon holding fundraisers for The Rapunzel Project.

Harpo’s salon raises over $4,700 in just two months for The Rapunzel Project. Find out more.

Oct. 2012 - Kansas City Live spotlights Cold Cap Therapy in an exclusive interview.

The owner of a local salon holds a benefit to bring more Cold Cap freezers to the Kansas City area. Watch the KSHB news report here.

Oct. 2012 - A North Carolina salon owner holds a benefit to bring Penguin Cold Caps closer to home.

Salon owner helps Lake Norman cancer patients save themselves a long trip to Atlanta for treatment. Find out the details here.

Oct. 2012 - "Cancer Defeated" blog provides a detailed overview for those interested in learning about Cold Cap Therapy.

Blog explains how Cold Caps are not about vanity, but rather patient empowerment. Read the article here.

Oct. 2012 - A local Montana woman makes history at Bozeman Beaconness Hospital by becoming their first chemo patient to try Cold Cap Therapy.

The 40-year-old financial planner successfully keeps her hair as she enters her final round of chemotherapy. Watch the ABC news report here or read the article here.

Oct. 2012 – Local hair salon raises money to bring Cold Cap Therapy to the Tampa Bay area.

Leslie Betts, salon owner, holds fundraisers to purchase expensive Cold Cap freezers. Find out more here.

Oct. 2012 – Dignitana releases DigniCap data that shows an 80% hair retention success rate for Caucasian and African patients.

Further research shows no evidence of increased risk of scalp metastasis with scalp cooling. Read the article here.

Sept. 2012 - KARE 11, in Minneapolis, covers a local mom that underwent Cold Cap Therapy.

Sunday Berquest praises Cold Cap Therapy for saving her hair and lifting her family’s spirits. Read the article here.

Aug. 2012 - Broward County patient uses cold caps with support from her physician.

A Fort Lauderdale-area personal trainer experiences the hair-saving strength of cold cap technology. Read the article here.

Aug. 2012 - Yahoo Health reports on Cold Cap Therapy and The Rapunzel Project

Another glowing review of Cold Cap Therapy with personal accounts from several patients. Read more here.

Jul. 2012 - Penguin Cold Caps help an Arizona woman look her best on her son’s wedding day.

A patient shows gratitude for the hair-saving technology by becoming a representative for the company. Read the article here.

May 2012 - Michigan chemotherapy patient regains her confidence with the help of cold cap therapy.

Botsford Cancer Center offers cold cap therapy; helps mother of two save her hair. Read more here.

Apr. 2012 - Minnesota woman wages war against cancer by wearing a Penguin Cold Cap!

Minnesota woman is winning the battle against chemotherapy hair loss using Penguin Cold Caps! Read the article here.

Apr. 2012 - NBC News in Dallas/Fort Worth picks up story on Penguin cold caps!

A Dallas woman says, "No" to the wig: Uses Cold Cap Technology to preserve her hair. Read the whole story.

Apr. 2012 - Cold Cap Therapy in April '12 O (Oprah) Magazine

To see the article, as well as news reports on cold caps from all over the USA, click here.

Mar. 2012 - Web MD blogger speaks from experience, and recommends cold cap therapy.

Web MD blogger researches cold cap therapy and other hair preservation options. Read more here.

Feb. 2012 - Indiana salon fundraising

Indiana salon is fundraising to bring cold cap therapy to their community. Read the story here.

Nov. 2011 - ABC 7 in LA covers cold cap therapy

A patient and her doctor talk about cold cap therapy. Watch the video here.

Nov. 2011- Cold Caps in Ventura County Star

Penguin Cold Caps used successfully in Ventura County, CA. Read the story here.

Nov. 2011 - KSEE 24 News spreading the word about cold cap therapy

Fresno patient saves her hair with Penguin Cold Caps. Watch the video here.

Nov. 2011 - ABC Action News in Tampa

Tampa patient saves her hair with Penguin Cold Caps. See the story here.

Oct. 2011 - Seattle King 5 covers cold cap therapy

A choreographer doesn't miss a step in keeping her hair during chemo. Watch the video here.

Oct. 2011 - ABC 7 in NYC reports on cold cap therapy and The Rapunzel Project

The Rapunzel Project helps a NYC patient save her hair during chemo. Watch the video here.

Oct. 2011 - LA Daily News writes about cold cap therapy and The Rapunzel Project

A Burbank woman fights hair loss during chemo with a revolutionary technique. Read the story here.

Oct. 2011 - Twin Cities Live takes an in-depth look at The Rapunzel Project and cold cap therapy

Meet a co-founder of The Rapunzel Project and hear a Minnesota patient's success story. Watch the video here.

Jul. 2011 - Michelle Phan Joins the Cause

Stylist Michelle Phan has created an informational and inspirational video to communicate the importance of cold cap therapy to a cancer patient’s self-esteem. Watch the video here.

Jan. 2011 - DigniCap™ to Test Scalp Cooling System at Second U.S. Site

Beginning in January, the DigniCap™ system will begin feasibility tests at Wake Forest Baptist. This study is the first step in the process required for FDA approval for widespread use of the device in the U.S. Read more here.

Jan. 2011 - Washington Post Picks Up Cold Cap Success Story

Our message is rapidly spreading. The Washington Post recently featured a story about cold caps and their effectiveness. Read it here.

Dec. 2010 - 33rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

News of the scalp cooling extends to the 33rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Read more here.

Dec. 2010 - Swedish DigniCap™ Featured on MSNBC.com

The Rapunzel Project is excited to announce that the Swedish DigniCap™ has begun testing in the U.S., and MSNBC picked up the story. Read it here. 

Dec. 2010 - Kenra® Professional Donates $50,000 to The Rapunzel Project

Kenra®, Ltd., an Indianapolis-based hair care marketer and distributor, has joined the effort to support cold cap therapy in a big way with $50,000 now and a commitment to raise $250,000 more in 2011! Read more here.

Dec. 2010 - ABC TV Features Another Cold Cap User

The story was recently aired by the San Francisco ABC affiliate. View the segment here.

Oct. 2010 - On Good Morning America!

The Rapunzel Project was featured on Good Morning America! Check out the segment here.

Oct. 2010 - AOL News Picks Up Our Story

We’re making headlines once again. The Rapunzel Project has been featured on AOL News. Check out the article here.

Oct. 2010 - The Rapunzel Project Named Charity Beneficiary of Twin Cities Spa

Juut Salonspa has named The Rapunzel Project its Twins Cities charity beneficiary for the 2010 holiday season. During the months of November and December, Juut employees will pay $5.00 to wear jeans to work, with proceeds going directly to The Rapunzel Project. Also, $2.00 from each Aveda candle sold will go to The Rapunzel Project, and salon guests will have the opportunity to make additional donations. Once sufficient funds are raised, The Rapunzel Project will donate a specialized freezer to Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, MN.

Sept. 2010 - The Rapunzel Project Donates Freezer to NYC Breast Center

The Rapunzel Project has donated a freezer to the Weill Cornell Breast Center in New York City. Physicians there are planning to launch a pilot study to evaluate cold cap therapy. Several patients at Weill Cornell have already used cold cap therapy; their success has intrigued the staff and resulted in this exciting next step!

June 2010 - One of the Top Women’s Empowerment Nonprofits

The Rapunzel Project has added another honor, as we were included on the Top-Rated Women’s Empowerment Nonprofits List. Read More.

May 2010 - We Made the Front Page

The Rapunzel Project was recently featured on the front page of Sunday’s Minneapolis Star Tribune. View Story.

May 2010 - Shirley’s Story Catches On

Shirley’s story has hit newspapers across Minnesota! Read all about it. View Story.

May 2010 - The Rapunzel Project Receives Grant

The A&P Foundation for the Cure and Care of Breast Cancer has named The Rapunzel Project as the beneficiary of a $10,000 grant!    View Story.

Apr. 2010 - Two Freezers for the Twin Cities

Thanks to a generous donor, we now have two cold cap freezers in the Twin Cities – one in the St. Paul Cancer Center and one in the office of Minnesota Oncology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

Feb. 2010 - We’re On TV

Check out ABC’s coverage of Shirley and The Rapunzel Project: "Cold Cap" may prevent hairloss from chemo.

Jan. 2010 - Help for Chemo-related Hair Loss is Here

Announcing the official launch of The Rapunzel Project and rapunzelproject.org – a non-profit organization dedicated to helping chemotherapy patients keep their own hair during and after treatment.

Founded by breast cancer survivors, the organization raises funds to help hospitals facilitate cold cap therapy. Cold cap therapy is a revolutionary process that protects a patient's hair follicles during chemotherapy, enabling patients to preserve their own hair. For many, this allows them to look and feel better for the duration of treatment and beyond. Cold caps have been widely and successfully used overseas for years.

To those facing the unpleasant prospect of chemotherapy, The Rapunzel Project is a beacon of hope. To the organization's founders, Shirley and Nancy, it's deeply personal. In fact, Shirley used cold caps during her own recently completed chemotherapy, with tremendous success. And she wants to make sure others are able to do the same.

Hair loss has been determined to be one of the most traumatic side effects of chemotherapy treatment. Yet most American chemo patients and even their doctors are unaware of the existence and efficacy of cold cap therapy. It is this awareness gap, the successful use of cold caps in other countries, and Shirley’s own positive experience that have generated and validated the mission of The Rapunzel Project.

To learn more about The Rapunzel Project – and to help support the cause – please visit the official website: rapunzelproject.org.

 

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