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Wigs intended for cancer patients stolen from Tel Aviv hospital

Each wig can be worth up to tens of thousands of shekels, Ichilov Hospital says, asking public for help with donations

Illustrative: A woman undergoing chemotherapy treatment due to breast cancer is trying on wigs before the expected loss of her hair, January 1, 2012. (Chen Leopold/Flash90/File)
Illustrative: A woman undergoing chemotherapy treatment due to breast cancer is trying on wigs before the expected loss of her hair, January 1, 2012. (Chen Leopold/Flash90/File)

Wigs intended for cancer patients were stolen from Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv on Monday, the medical center said.

More than 10 wigs that were donated by recovering cancer patients — worth up to tens of thousands of shekels (thousands of dollars) each — were taken, the hospital said.

The disappearance of the wigs was discovered by a patient who had been told to choose one from a room used to store the wigs.

According to the hospital, each wig is worth somewhere between thousands and tens of thousands of shekels.

“Unfortunately, we don’t currently know who took them or when,” the hospital said.

“We never imagined a situation where wigs donated for cancer patients by recovered patients would disappear,” Prof. Ido Wolf, head of the hospital’s Oncological Department, told Channel 12 news.

View of the Sourasky Medical Center in the center of Tel Aviv. April 27, 2007. (Moshe Shai/FLASH90/File)

People interested in donating wigs to the hospital can contact its Oncological Department, Ichilov said.

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