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Cancer patients get the gift of a warm blanket

How's this for holiday warmth? The University of Maryland Medical Center Knit & Crochet Circle have made a bunch of lap blankets for cancer patients. They've been handing them out this week in the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.

The goal of the group, made up of people who knit and crochet from the center, was to make 100 blankets for patients undergoing cancer treatment during the holidays.

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Trisha Kendall, a nurse and the group's founder, said they exceeded their goal with help from people inside and outside the center.

"Staff from across the medical center joined forces with community members from the Waxter Center, local churches and cancer survivors to give to others this season," she said in a statement. "It's very touching to see how many people came through to help."

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They made 156 blankets – all with tags that wish the survivors strength, peach and recovery.

The circle meets on the first Wednesday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. at the center. The public is welcome. For more information, call Trisha at 410-328-5420 or email tkendall@umm.edu.

Photo of Trisha Kendall and a cancer patient courtesy of the University of Maryland Medical Center


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