Chemo patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering get new look through partnership

Alyssa Rege - Print  | 

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has teamed up with a local designer to design head scarves for chemotherapy patients, according to Vogue.

The New York City-based hospital has partnered with designer Tanya Taylor to create head scarves featuring her painting techniques. The head scarves will be given to women on their first day of chemotherapy treatment at MSK, the report states. Approximately 300 scarves have been donated to patients sofar.

Ms. Taylor told Vogue the idea for the partnership came after a friend of hers was diagnosed with breast cancer. She has taught color therapy painting classes at the hospital and designed curtains for its pediatric floor, and saw this project as a natural extension of her work with MSK.

"As a main focus for the brand is to bring strength to women at all times, it felt like an opportunity to partner with MSK. We have donated 300 headscarves to be given to women on the first day of chemotherapy and have produced matching kids' sizes to be a tool to connect patients with their children. It was also important for me to design something that was a fashion statement so that it could be worn by women everywhere," she told Vogue.

Along with the donations, Ms. Taylor noted that the head scarves are also available for purchase on her website, with all of the proceeds from each sale going to MSK.

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