Needles and Threads group sends cheer to cancer patients

Members of the Unity Coat Needles and Thread group pose with their creations.

In the next few weeks, a group of Fermilab volunteers will donate more than 130 hand-made items to cancer patients around the country. Since the group’s first meeting in October of last year, members of the Unity Coat Needles and Threads group have worked in their free time crafting caps, scarves, bags, blankets and pillowcases.

“This is such a great cause,” said group member Sheila Cisko. “We hope that the the items we’ve created will help a cancer patient know that there’s someone out there rooting for them.”

Needles and Threads will donate items to the Neutron Therapy Facility at Fermilab and cancer care organizations such as Haloes of Hope and ConKerr Cancer and oncology centers such as Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center and Massey Cancer Center of Southern Virginia.