Notice: To protect our community during the global outbreak of COVID-19, masks are required in EMPOWER. Cleaning will be done before and after each appointment. Please call (515) 241-4243 for any additional information.
Because cancer doesn't own your image
We are excited to be opening a new boutique in support of cancer patients of all ages. Located in the heart of John Stoddard Cancer Center, this boutique salon will be available to patients throughout their cancer journey.
Cancer patients often experience changes in their appearance due to treatments or surgery. This can be difficult, both physically and emotionally. EMPOWER will help address this challenge by offering products and services that meet the unique needs of cancer patients.
All of the products will be available to purchase at low prices. Products available include:
- Head Scarves
Thanks to generous donors and our partner Dream Catcher's Foundation for making the following services available for patients at no cost. Patients can call to schedule an appointment for the salon at (515) 241-4243.
- Head shaving
- Beard trimming and shaving
- Blow out
- Skin care/Make up
Empower is made possible because of the generosity of others.
If you are interested in supporting this important service and EMPOWERing patients to feel and look their best, please contact the UnityPoint Health Foundation at (515) 241-6304.
The EMPOWER Boutique is supported by philanthropy. If you would like to donate items to the boutique or salon we accept a variety of new items for our patients. Your donation of new hats, scarves, head coverings, neck pillows, port pillows, and blankets could make someone's day.
Click here to view the Gift In-Kind donation form.
Because of concerns about allergies and immunity among patients, we only accept donations of new, unused items from a smoke-free household.
Items our patients need:
- Head Coverings
- Small pillows/neck pillows/port pillows
- Salon Quality Shampoo & Conditioner
- Unscented Lotions
Items not accepted:
- Stuffed animals/toys
- Food items
We encourage you to donate these items to The Not New Shop benefiting Iowa Lutheran Hospital.
For questions about in-kind donations, contact Rachel Fyfe at (515) 241-4243.
Interested in volunteering at EMPOWER? Click here to learn more or call (515) 241-8140.