Nearly 100 people participated in Members Credit Union (MCU)’s 6th Annual Wig Walk benefiting the Wig Bank of Caldwell County, a cancer patient support center for cancer survivors and their families in western NC. The amount raised so far this year is $3,625.00. Donations are still coming into the MCU Lenoir Branch.
Our 2017 exclusive sponsor was McCreary Cancer Center, a service of UNC Hospitals and part of UNC Cancer Care, which is located beside the Wig Bank. The Wig Walk also received support from Blue Ridge Energy, The News-Topic, Communities In Schools, Chick-Fil-A, and Sugar Peas.
This year’s event featured a large inflatable bounce house from Sugar Peas, face painting by Magical Events by Dana, and great music and impromptu hula-hoop contests by DJ “Curious George.”
Every year during the walk, MCU holds a Wig Walk Wig Contest. Again this year’s winner was Shirley Heidelmark who dressed in a hot pink wig.
“Heidelmark, one of the Wig Bank’s many volunteers, has participated in the Wig Walk for many years!” remarked Jon Hamby, Member Relations Coordinator for MCU and event planner for this year’s Wig Walk. “She is truly a ray of sunshine and a source of encouragement to everyone she meets!”
*Photo Credit – DAVID PREWITT | NEWS-TOPIC