BOWS & BALLCAPS is a charitable organization dedicated to offering love and support to kids fighting cancer, especially those who have lost their hair from their treatments. It was founded in 2013 by then ten-year-old Hannah Grubbs, a girl who has been bald her entire life from Alopecia Areata. Hannah lost her hair from Alopecia before she was one year old, and she has real-life, first-hand experience with what it’s like to live without hair. Her mission is to encourage other kids to be comfortable and confident being bald, and to remind them that it is what’s on the inside that really matters. Hannah’s message to the world is that we all have a beautiful light inside of us that makes us unique and special.
Hannah has received so much generosity through the years from people who think she has cancer that she wanted to pass it on… to actually come up with a charitable program specifically dedicated to doing something for kids with cancer or Alopecia, like her. Now, she can turn a random inquiry about why she doesn’t have hair into an opportunity to spread the word about BOWS & BALLCAPS and help other children.
BOWS & BALLCAPS works to collect new bows, ballcaps, headbands, scarves and various other headwear and accessories through donations from companies and individuals. Then, the organization distributes these items to kids with cancer either through children’s hospitals or organizations or by sending them directly to the children. All gifts come with special words of encouragement from Hannah.
Visit the DONATIONS tab for more information on ways to support BOWS & BALLCAPS or click the link below for online donations:
A very special thank you to LIDS for their generous donation of youth hats.
We are so thankful and appreciative to our amazing partner hospitals: