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Davis Girl Scouts Make ‘Chemo Caps’ for Sutter Davis Patients

The patients are currently receiving care at Sutter Davis Hospital's Infusion Center.

 

Several Davis Girl Scouts donated hats to patients who are currently receiving care at Sutter Davis Hospital's Infusion Center on Tuesday.

Here's more information about the donation from Sutter Davis Hospital's Liz Madison: 

These colorful and soft “chemo caps” keep patients warm while they receive their treatments — treatments that can last up to eight hours. Many of these patients receive infusion therapy as part of their cancer treatment plans.

“This is such a generous gift from some of our youngest community members,” said Lynnette Messex, R.N., regional manager for Sutter Davis Hospital’s Infusion Center. “It is such a great lesson of giving for them that I know our patients appreciate very much.”

Sutter Davis Hospital Nursing Administrative Supervisor Barbara Schairer, R.N., helped facilitate the donation. A longtime Girl Scout leader and 23-year employee of the hospital, she thought it would be fun to commemorate the Girls Scouts 100-year anniversary last year by having the girls create 100 items to donate to a worthwhile cause. In December, the troop members worked on hats of all varieties — from the no-sew kind to those that are crocheted. The girls got on a roll that they doubled their goal!

The Merry One February 23, 2013 at 01:19 AM
Good job, Girl Scouts! What a nice way of turning your 100th anniversary into a wonderful gift to the community!

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