Founder, Charitable Organization
Patricia Wrixon, owner of The Salon at 10 Newbury, is an expert in the art of women’s hair replacement, and in addition has a nonprofit, Wigs for Well-Being, which provides wigs for women undergoing medical treatment.
From their first phone call, clients feel immersed in kindness as well as professionalism. Patricia consults with each woman in a private room and recommends the right wig to help her with the transition of wearing a hair replacement while in treatment.
Patricia and the salon team combine expertise in the intricacies of hair replacement with sensitivity to the personality and preferences of each woman.
“You feel cared about, listened to and comfortable at a time when you are quite vulnerable,” says one client. “People are always complimenting me about my hair. The most memorable part of the fittings was Pat herself. Her skills at selecting and styling the right wig for her customers comes wrapped in a package of calmness, kindness and gentleness. Her smile fills the room with peace. A potentially stressful experience turned out to be one of joy.”
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Anne Fallon
- Sue de Vries Cancer Foundation
- Teagan Stedman
- Chad Juros
- Nicole McNerney
- Kevin S. Oh, MD
- Douglas J. Mathisen, MD
- Ellen Sigal, PhD
- Farrah Fawcett and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation
- Mary F. Fay, RN, BSN, OCN
- Julia Hincman-Francavilla, MS, RD, LDN, CSO
- David E. Fisher, MD, PhD
- Comprehensive Grammar School Kids Cancer Club
- Stephanie Quinn, MSW, LICSW
- David J. Kuter, MD, Dphil
- Cristina R. Ferrone, MD
- Moireen and Aaron Ruotsala
- Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD
- Tiffany Koolakian, RTT
- Nancy and Richard Kelleher
- Big Y
- Tyler Jacks, PhD
- Don Francis, RN, BSN
- Kevin Campbell
- Jennifer E. D’Alotto, MSW, LCSW
- Mary Philopoulos
- Kim Rock, Michael Jones and Tricia Ferguson – Institution for Savings
- Harrison Strickler
- Melissa Skolny, MSHA, Cynthia Miller; Lauren Jammallo; Jean O’Toole, PT, MPH; and Michelle Specht, MD, Mass General Lymphedema Screening Team
- Amy S. Colwell, MD, FACS
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.