PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - Texas 4000 donated $10,000 to Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital’s cold cap therapy program.
Cold cap therapy is a scalp-cooling technique that lessens hair loss during chemotherapy. It uses a helmet-like cap, which circulates cold liquid to cool the scalp. It’s worn before, during and after each chemotherapy session.
Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital was first in the Paducah region to offer the therapy. It’s free for oncology patients.
“We want to thank Texas 4000 for their support of our cold cap therapy program,” said Mercy Health Foundation Lourdes President Jessica Toren. “It’s through the generosity of organizations like Texas 4000 and grants and donations to the Mercy Health Foundation Lourdes that we are able to offer this important service to our oncology patients at no cost to them.”
Texas 4000 is comprised of University of Texas at Austin students who raise funding to combat cancer.
Currently, the not-for-profit organization has raised more than $5 million for distribution to various cancer-related organizations.