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Knittany Lion Needleworks Sew Pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer

8/25/2011 —

Penn State Brandywine’s Knittany Lion Needleworks volunteers have donated countless hours and stitches to help those in need, and they’re at it again.

The group was asked by ConKerr Cancer to help them collect pillowcases for its Wall of Smiles project for September's Miles of Pillowcase Smiles campaign. ConKerr Cancer was formed when Cindy Kerr, whose son, Ryan, was diagnosed with cancer in 2002, began making pillowcases to brighten up his and other children’s hospital rooms in the Oncology Unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

For a $1 donation, sign a paper heart that will accompany one of the pillowcases donated by the campus to children in area hospitals (Penn State pillowcases go to the Hershey Medical Center). The collected funds will be used to purchase the material needed to sew the pillowcases.

To date, Knittany Lion Needleworks has donated 579 pillowcases to ConKerr Cancer.

 To volunteer or donate, contact Diane Shorter at 610-892-1279 or DDS4@psu.edu. Visit http://www.conkerrcancer.org/ for more information on the project.

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