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June 14, 2011

SIU Offers Scarf Tying Class for Cancer Patients

A class for women who are dealing with any type of hair loss and want to learn to tie headscarves is being offered by Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. “Tying, Tea, Talk and Touch” class will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 20, at SCI, 315 W. Carpenter, Springfield.

The class will be taught by Melanie Eades, a licensed cosmetologist.  Participants should bring various scarves and a hair scrunchie and can bring a friend to help.  Practice scarves also will be available.

Registration is available by calling Ellen Brotzman-DeSart, SCI education coordinator, 545-0798 weekdays or going on line 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 website is