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August 9, 2011

Scarf Tying Class Offered to Cancer Patients

A “Tying, Tea, Talk, and Touch” class will be held from 2:30-4 p.m. on Monday, August 29, 2011 at Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU. 
The class, which will be taught by Melanie Eades, a licensed cosmetologist, is for women who are dealing with any type of hair loss and want to learn to tie headscarves.  “Bring a friend to help, a scrunchie, and any scarves you already own,” said Ellen Brotzman-DeSart, education coordinator at SCI.  Practice scarves are also provided for participants.

Registration is available by calling 217-545-0798 weekdays, or online at

The mission of the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU is to serve the people of central and southern Illinois by addressing their present and future cancer care needs through education, research, patient care and community service.  Its Web site is