Wig drive to benefit cancer patients March 14

Published 11:40 pm Thursday, March 5, 2020

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Cecila Dacent will host the first Carlisha Allen Wig Drive on Saturday, March 14 at Brundidge Station in downtown Brundidge.

The Wig Drive is being held in memory of her sister, Carlisha Allen, who died unexpectedly on March 1, 2019.

Allen is a native of Brundidge and is the oldest daughter of the late Brundidge City Council Member Arthur Lee Griffin.

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“Our family has always been in Brundidge,” Dacent said. “Carlisha went to Pike County High School like all of us. She loved Brundidge, her family and her friends. We all miss her so much.”

At the time of her death Allen was living in Midland City. But her heart was always in Brundidge, her sister said.

“I wanted to find a way to honor Carlisha and a way to remember her,” Dacent said. “She loved wigs and wore all different kinds. I thought a good way to honor her would be to host a wig drive in her memory. All the wigs will be donated to Southern Cancer Center in Mobile for patients who are experiencing hair loss due to their battles with cancer.

“One of the center’s counselors will be at the Wig Drive to accept the donations. Those who will not have an opportunity to shop for and purchase a wig for the drive may make a monetary donation instead.”

Dacent said, in talking with a counselor at Southern Cancer Center, she learned most all women who are going through chemotherapy are concerned about hair loss.

“Some of those women prefer scarves or other hair accessories rather than wigs, so scarves are also welcome donations,” Dacent said. “We will greatly appreciate any donations made in memory of Carlisha. She loved wigs and I wanted to honor her memory in a special way. I couldn’t think of a way that would have pleased her more.”

The Wig Drive will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at Brundidge Station.