The Breast Center at Valley Medical Center (VMC) is proud to announce Project Pink Scarf 2012 and is inviting knitters and crocheters in our community to create scarves, hats and slippers (the new favorite) for patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Since its inception in 2008, Project Pink Scarf has collected and donated 2,514 hand-made items.
“The scarves, hats and slippers let patients know they are not alone in their battle against cancer,” explains Sherry Kuzan, Manager of The Breast Center at VMC. “We have been so touched by the support of our community. It is remarkable the power in this simple act of kindness. The women who receive the knit items are so thankful.”
The Breast Center encourages creativity with respect to patterns and colors while keeping in mind the softer the yarn the better. For those who don't knit or crochet but would like to donate to the project, The Breast Center is accepting yarn donations. One scarf is typically made using one or two skeins.
Donations of hand-made items or yarn may be dropped off, or mailed in care of The Breast Center at Valley Medical Center, 4033 Talbot Road S., Suite 470, Renton, WA 98116. If you have questions please contact Christy Snavely at The Breast Center: 425.656.5588 extension 4869.
The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is less than 1 in 8.
Mother, daughter, friend or wife, let early detection be a habit for life! Early detection saves lives. The earlier cancer is found, the easier it can be to cure.