Girls Running a Sweet Cancer Fundraiser
Daughters of breast cancer survivors are making chocolate-covered pretzels to purchase wigs for cancer patients.
Two young Wayne residents have devised a sweet way to help women who are suffering from cancer.
Emily Ackerman and Lea Cawthorne, both 15, are making and selling chocolate-covered pretzels this month and donating the proceeds to Girl on the Go, a company that makes wigs for women. The company offers private consultations, eliminating the wig
It is the second year the girls have run the fundraiser. They purchased three wigs last year. They want to raise enough for five wigs this year.
Both girls’ mothers are breast cancer survivors.
“A lot of people have been affected by breast cancer and we need to create a greater awareness of it,” Ackerman said. “When someone is diagnosed with it, the entire family is affected.”
The girls selected the charity they did because of the personal touch it offers clients. Rather than proceed to a retailer, Girl on the Go goes to someone’s home with a selection of wigs and allows a patient to pick one out for her.
“It makes you feel so much more comfortable,” said Ellen Cathorne, Lea’s mother. “They make it possible so that you don’t have to walk into a wig store and feel uncomfortable or wear a bandanna on your head all the time. The girls know how breast cancer has affected them and they helped us. They want to pay it forward.”
Chocolate Treasures, a baking and craft store in Wayne, donated some of the supplies for the project.
Boxes of pretzels cost at least $25. Orders will be delivered to customers’ homes.
To purchase an order, fill out the attached order form and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Customers may also call Emily Ackerman at 973-248-5056 or Cawthorne at 973-653-4605. Checks can be made out to Girl on the Go and mailed to 47 Foxboro Road, Wayne.