About the Gaila Fund
The Gaila Fund was created to address the emotional effects of hair loss and the financial issues that often arise with cancer.
Hair loss takes a toll on women's sense of self and femininity. The Gaila conveys beauty, whimsy, elegance and fun - not illness. Wearing a Gaila lifts the spirits and it's free for cancer patients. To support friends with cancer, others can buy them, which helps fund the free hats.
The economic consequences of illness are also a major issue, especially for women who contribute significantly to the household income. Sick for a week, a month, or longer - their challenges reach beyond illness to a different kind of survival - financial. Rethinking employment, work hours, and compensation becomes essential. The Gaila Fund will offer free programs to help women and their families think about their new financial reality.