• ConKerr Cancer - A Case for Smiles

    -31/10/14

    ConKerr Cancer - A Case for Smiles

     When I volunteer at the Palm Beach Children's Hospital at St Mary's and I see the smiles they bring. Our chapter created 1,449 pillowcases for the September MOPS challenge. That is an awesome number of smiles. 

     
    Where do I start and how do I begin to thank every one of you that contributed to our chapter September MOPS events? So many of you did so much that I wish I could somehow make sure you understand what a big difference you are making in the hospital stay of the children that receive these. I can only promise you that you are making a huge difference! I can promise you that because I get to hand them out each week when I volunteer at the Palm Beach Children's Hospital at St Mary's and I see the smiles they bring. Our chapter created 1,449 pillowcases for the September MOPS challenge. That is an awesome number of smiles. I thank you and each and every child that receives one of these thanks you.
          
    Just for fun I wanted
     to show you our mascot in the Canada             Our pillowcases are used on the mattress in the NICU to brighten things up for both the parents and the nurses! They love them.
    part of our chapter. Riley has been at every
    Shediac ConKerr Cancer event and we 
    actually wear him out with all our energy.
     
                   
     
     
    Thank you's

    Just wanted to let you know that your beautiful pink pillow case really cheered up my 8 year old daughter Sara this week at the Moncton City Hospital. We went in on Sunday and Monday she has her appendix out but had complications after and we just got out yesterday afternoon, it was her first time in the hospital and she loves her new pillow case. Thanks again Jodi Nelson

    My son has been in the hospital for almost a week now, and it has been a rough ride. Last night after a very difficult blood draw, he was given one of your pillowcases. It is amazing what a little thing can do to make a huge difference. He loves his spiderman pillowcase and is so excited that he will get to take it home. 
    Thank you for your meaningful sacrifice and service. 
    Sincerely, 
    Jani Hart

    Dear Marilyn & the very talented, creative seamstresses of the ConKerr Cancer Team, 
    We are always so excited to receive the new batches of colorful, thematic, beautifully created and made pillowcases for our patients. I know you spend a lot of time, dedication, and probably aching fingers in their creation and I want to remind you that all of that hard work is really worth it. The look on the cute recipients faces makes me happy all day. We look forward to your gifts in the future. Please be assured that your generous donation will directly benefit the children and their families of Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. 
    Lisa Barron, Director of Programs, Alliance for Kids, Inc.
     
     
    Upcoming Events

    ConKerr Cancer Event @ Quilters' Choice Friday, October 24 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

    ASG Charity Sew @ Laura's Palm Beach Gardens fourth Wednesday of each month from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

    Seasiders' Charity Workshop Thursdays (except the first Thursday of each month) 10:00 AM to Noon.

    Okeechobee ConKerr Cancer Group meets at the Presbyterian Church the first Tuesday of each month. Contact Joan Rueff at 863-467-0290 or 561-385-8216 for further information.

    For events in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada contact Eleanor Weldon 1- 506-384-3860.

    Drop Off Locations

    Quilters' Choice661 Maplewood Dr. #14 
    Jupiter, FL 33458 
    561-747-0525

    Laura's Sewing3922 Northlake Blvd. 
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33403 
    561-799-5228

    Laura's Sewing1707 NW Saint Lucie West Blvd. 
    Port St Lucie, FL 34986 
    772-344-5229
     
    StitchCraft Creative Quilting & Sewing399 South Federal Highway 
    Boca Raton, FL 33432 
    561-447-4147

    The Fabric Cupboard22 Brandon 
    Moncton, NB, Canada 
    506-855-3800

    Never underestimate the power of your work, your example, your contributions … You’re AMAZING!

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