Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bras and Quilts to Support Breast Cancer

While I was at work on Monday I had to run to get a TB test which nurses working in the Emergency Room are required to do annually.  The test was administered in one of our buildings across the street, the Sutter Cancer Center.  As I ran over there I was struck by a sea of beauty!!  I forgot that, because it is breast cancer awareness month, there would be a huge display of quilts all around the building.  Each quilt is auctioned off and all the proceeds go to support breast cancer research and treatment programs through Sutter Medical Center. It is such an amazing program and a great way to touch the hearts of so many people.  The quilts are left up in the building for the month of October and each quilt is usually made in honor of someone who battled or is battling cancer. 

I thought I would share the news story our local television station, KCRA channel 3, recently aired showing off the beautiful quilts as almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way.

One of the programs supported by this auction is the Navigator Program which we also support through the sales of our Annie & Isabel "Elizabeth" hospital gown.  Mary Pare, who runs the Navigator program, speaks in the video clip above.  You can read how we are giving back here: 

If you are interested in looking at more of the quilts or bidding on them online you can go to the Sutter Medical Center website link below:

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