Grants for Individuals:
The Bosseler Wigs PLUS Cancer Patients Fund
This Fund is dedicated to girls and women who are struggling financially and cannot afford quality head coverings (e.g. wig, scarf, turban, hat, beanie) to address the hair loss that often accompanies cancer treatment.
The stress, anxiety, and vulnerability that comes with a woman’s changing appearance is compounded when she does not have the means to address these changes in a way that makes her feel comfortable or secure.
The intent of this Fund is to give women in need a path forward to purchase quality head coverings to help improve their outlook, safeguard their privacy, and increase their self-confidence as they continue their recovery journey.
- Established to assist women currently in cancer treatment
- Recipients must demonstrate financial need as confirmed by the cancer center Case Manager
- Funds are provided to help purchase head coverings when experiencing hair loss
- e.g. a wig, scarf, turban, hat, beanie
- Each grant awards up to $300 per individual
- Grant approval is at the discretion of the Fund For Women
- Grant awards will be paid directly to the recipient
- Serving the counties of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates and Tompkins in New York.
How to Apply
- Complete an Application with your Case Manager at the cancer treatment center
- Mail or email the Application to the Fund For Women to request grant approval – addresses are at the bottom of the Application
- Once approved, a check will be mailed to the address you provided on the Application
About Mary Alice Bosseler
Mary Alice Bosseler passed away in November 2018 at the age of 84 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Mary Alice taught high school English in the Corning school district for 20 years. In her spare time, she was a passionate student advocate, helping students prepare for the SAT and college applications. She was a devoted wife, mother of three daughters, and grandmother of seven.
Mary Alice spent her life making a difference in people’s lives. She understood how difficult it was to lose your hair and how an attractive, comfortable head covering plays an important role in recovery. She wanted to help make high-quality head coverings available to as many women as possible.
Mary Alice’s husband, George, her faithful caregiver and cheerleader, kept her vision for this program going until his passing in April 2021. Mary Alice and George were FFW supporters and special members of the Corning community who are deeply missed.