Thursday, January 16, 2014

One Year of Chemo Caps!

January 2014.  Diane went crazy this month and crocheted 8 hats!  Thank you!!

More January 2014 donations.  Ellen is currently obsessed with the Beehive Beanie!

I am proud to state that this is our one year anniversary of donating chemo caps to the UC San Francisco Fertility Clinic!  Thanks you all of my yarny friends for the beautiful hats, your time and dedication.  I particularly want to call out my friends in the West Hollywood Stitch 'n Bitch, Fairview Knitters and El Segundo Slipt Stitchers Knitting Guild.  You are all tops!  Below are a few of our donations in 2013.

My cousin, Audra is a nurse at UC San Francisco Fertility Clinic. Her group harvests eggs for women of childbearing age and freezes them so that they can have biological children post chemotherapy (chemo kills their fertility because it kills the eggs).
The patients at the clinic all have hair because it’s right before chemo starts. This is the first hat they receive before losing their hair.  Audra’s patients absolutely LOVE receiving the hats and always get very emotional at the kindness of strangers.

Nurse Audra has a small supply of soft chemo hats that she likes to give to her patients receiving chemo, about 1-2 ladies a week, but her supply is limited.  My heart is warmed by my talented and kind friends who have donated throughout the year.
I'm still collecting chemo caps for our second successful year of donations!  There are many free hat patterns on Ravelry. The yarn should be as soft and comfortable as possible and include washing instructions.

Each and every hat has made a difference.  Thank you again!

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At 7:10 AM PST, Blogger Lenora said...

Such a wonderful and thoughtful cause. Thanks for encouraging charitable works!

At 10:27 PM PST, Blogger Shannon Miles said...

What a wonderful effort by all of the stitchers! Would love to have the patterns so that we can do this in other cities! Go LA! Shannon

At 4:04 PM PST, Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Thanks, Shannon. If you are a member of (free), just go to the "Patterns" tab and type in chemo cap. There are filters on the left so you can narrow down your choices to free patterns, knit and/or crochet.


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