StyleEsteem went from a dream to reality after I lost my hair to chemotherapy at 29 and realized there are no empowering fashion options for women facing hair loss. As humanity grapples with a global pandemic, and we all search for new strength and courage to cope, I wondered if fashion can play a similar role now.
While fashion can’t cure a disease, it can certainly infuse our lives with the color and joy that sometimes go missing. With the same hope and intention that we launched StyleEsteem – to bring vibrancy back to the lives of cancer patients – today we are announcing the release of limited styles of fabric face masks.
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the public start using face masks regularly, we want to remind our community that they should take pride in being responsible and caring for themselves and their loved ones. Few people know better than us that sometimes you simply cannot change the way life comes at you. But instead, you must spend your energy and your faith getting through tough times the best way you can.
Through our Grace With Style program, we are pledging to donate a portion of the fabric face masks created to hospitals and cancer patients in active treatment. Each mask will also be named to honor a health care hero who has impacted the lives of those within our community. I encourage you to nominate a healthcare hero who has made a difference in your life, by answering a couple of quick questions. You can also nominate yourself or a colleague. Your nominations have already started pouring in (thank you for that!), and we will do our best to acknowledge every single nominee.
Being able to bring powerful style to you in times when you need it the most has uplifted my own survivorship in more ways than I could ever explain. I hope we can continue to serve you through head wraps, face masks, and beyond.
With love and fortitude from the epicenter –