Greater Texas Donates to Wigs for Kids as Employee Contributes Her Own Hair
Austin, Texas, March 2, 2023 – Inspired by employee Blaise Kubesch’s desire to honor her late father-in-law who died from brain cancer, Greater Texas Credit Union has donated $1,800 to Wigs for Kids.
Kubesch donated 16 inches of her own beautiful brunette hair to be turned into a custom handmade hairpiece for a child who has lost hair due to a medical condition. The Wigs for Kids crafted wig is given at no cost to the recipient. The Greater Texas donation covers the cost of creating the hairpiece.
Kubesch’s father-in-law, Anton Kubesch, a retired police officer for the Austin Police Department, died from brain cancer in 2019. During his battle he participated in various treatments saying he “was willing to try anything in hopes it would help brain cancer research, especially for the children fighting the same battle.”
“His strength and determination inspired me to find a way that I could help a child fighting cancer,” said Kubesch, an accountant at the credit union’s Austin headquarters. “It took three years for my hair to grow long enough to be able to be donated.”
Wigs for Kids, established in 1981, is a non-profit that serves children suffering from hair loss due to medical conditions. The organization was founded by certified Cosmetic Therapist Jeffrey Paul after creating a custom wig for his 15-year old niece suffering from hair loss due to chemotherapy.
About Greater Texas Credit Union
Greater Texas Credit Union, founded in 1952, is a financial cooperative that emphasizes community stewardship, charitable giving, and employee volunteerism through its Greater Good initiative. Together with its subsidiary, Aggieland Credit Union – which serves the Brazos Valley – the credit union offers a wide variety of consumer-oriented banking services to its 80,000 members across the state of Texas. Greater Texas has locations in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Bryan-College Station, Edinburg, and the Dallas-Ft. Worth market with assets of nearly $1 billion.