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

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!

Jun. 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 – 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:


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