Loyola University Health System Says “Thank You” to Volunteers Who Make Comfort Items for Cancer Patients
In a special blessing ceremony Loyola University Health System will say âthank youâ to volunteers from local parishes who have donated their time and talents to make comfort items such as hats and blankets for cancer patients at the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.
The groups donate all the material and labor to knit, sew, crochet and quilt items that offer comfort during times of physical or emotional illness. As they stitch, they pray for the individual who will receive the gift.
âWhen facing such a difficult reality as cancer even the littlest things make a big impact,â said Barbara Buturusis, executive director of the cancer center. âOur patients feel connected by prayer to these people. We are so grateful for their love, care and generosity.â
A special blessing will be said over the hands of the volunteers who made the items and a patient recipient will share her story and offer thanks as well. In addition, the Coleman Foundation Image Renewal Center will offer free manicures and hand massages to the volunteers, patients and family members in attendance.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 12:30-1:00 pm WHERE: Loyola University Medical Center Lobby of the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center 2160 S. First Avenue Maywood, IL