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Sewing Acts of Kindness 2019: Cancer Port Pillows

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Craft Habit Raleighr

2423 Crabtree Blvd

Raleigh, NC 27604

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Ever wanted to do something real about fighting cancer? We do too.

We're getting together for a sew-in for Breast Cancer Awareness month and you're invited.

Each year almost 10,000 people in the area need port pillows. They're small pillows that fit over the seat belt to and protect people undergoing chemotheraphy at the port site from pain while they ride in the car to and from doctor's visits or visiting loved ones. And the best part is a normal person can sew one in 3-4 min. Even a beginner can sew 10-20 an hour which is an awesome feeling to make 50 or so in a night. Get a group together of 5 or 6 people and that becomes a few hundred. Last year we sewed a couple thousand. This year we're looking for a rematch.

We're not doctors or nurses. We're just regular folks who sew getting together and hopefully spare some people in our area a little pain.

We've pre-cut the kits, set up the sewing machines, brewed coffee, and put out our favorite Krispy Kreme doughtnuts.

All we need is you. So wanna do something fun with us for a night? You're invited to make a real difference.

How often can we say that?

Note: All finished port pillows will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation and local cancer charities free of charge. They are also available to anyone who in the area who may need one at no cost. If you or someone in your family is touched by cancer or could use one for chemotheraphy treatment, please feel free to take one with you. This event and night is for you. For all of us touched by cancer. Both of us have lost grandmothers to cancer. Feel free to come tell us your story too.

Want to find out more. Check out the backstory on Youtube from last year's event: https://youtu.be/bI03b9tw72I

Sewing Acts of Kindness Sponsored By:

Haus Page, Craft Habit Raleigh, Jez Roth Gamer vs. Tailor Studio, Animazement, Meredith College, Raleigh Chapter of the American Sewing Guild, True Design NC, Peddler's Antiques, Rainbow Upholstery, and Sewing Machine Guy NC.

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