breast cancer pillow drive

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Hands on Heart  Breast Cancer Pillow Drive –

Hands on Heart is a month long Charity Drive to Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness and is supported by Fairfield, Favecrafts.com and AllFreeSewing.com.

     October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women. With that in mind, we here at Fairfield are partnering with Prime Publishing and are hosting a month-long charity drive for the Hands-on-Heart Breast Cancer Pillow.

Over the course of their lives, 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches, FaveQuilts.com and AllFreeSewing.com is banding together with Fairfield to host the Hands-On-Heart Breast Cancer Pillow Drive, a month-long creative campaign to raise not only awareness but also directly alleviate some of the pain and discomfort of breast cancer sufferers who have undergone a mastectomy.

While there are many ways to treat and overcome cancer, many cases require single or double mastectomies. This surgery, both incredibly invasive and traumatizing, requires long hours of uncomfortable recovery. The Hands-on-Heart Breast Cancer Pillow is specifically designed to help alleviate some of that discomfort by fitting neatly into the space between the patient’s arm and chest, protecting the sensitive area from bumps and undue pressure.

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The Hands-on-Heart Breast Cancer Pillow Drive calls for anyone and everyone to make and send in this incredibly easy-to-make pillow to be donated to the American Cancer Society through the American Sewing Guild of Chicago. The pillow is simple enough that anyone can sew it, children and adults, of any skill level. As a thank-you, anyone who sends in a pillow will be automatically entered to win $250.00 in prizes from Fairfield. This is a wonderful activity for parents to do with their children, sewing guilds to make together, or any crafty man or woman looking to help a good cause.

The free pattern and materials list for making these pillows can be found here here Heart Pillow Pattern or http://www.allfreesewing.com/Sewing-Charity-List/Hands-on-Heart-Breast-Cancer-Pillow-Drive. Donors should send their completed pillow(s) to the address below between October 1st and October 31st, 2014. We will be personally delivering them to the American Sewing Guild of Chicago and the American Cancer Society.

Every week, one lucky donor will win 5 pounds of Poly-Fil®, Fairfield’s 100% premium polyester fiberfill, which is perfect for pillows and stuffed toys. On November 1st, we’ll select a Grand Prize winner from the entire pool of pillow donors. The Grand Prize, valued at $250.00, includes:

  • Fairfield Nature-Fil Batting
  • Foamology Soft Tiles
  • Poly-Fil 100% Premium Polyester Fiber Fill
  • Poly-Fil Pillow Insert (18x18in)
  • Poly-Fil Pillow Insert (12inx16in)
  • Fairfield Cotton Quilt Batting (full size)
  • Poly-fil Supreme Ultra Plush Fiberfill

 

*We will be accepting pillows from October 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014*

Send your pillow(s) to:

Prime Publishing, LLC

Attn: Hands-On-Heart Pillow Drive

3400 Dundee Road

Northbrook, IL 60062

 

 

8 thoughts on “breast cancer pillow drive”

  1. Deborah says:

    I cant get the hands on heart pillow pattern to enlarge correctly

    1. Niki says:

      Hi,
      Can you give me a few more details? Is it too large, too small, all wonky?

    2. Niki says:

      Could you take to a printer and enlarge it on a copier?

  2. catherine says:

    are the hands supposed to be on the pillow also

    1. Niki says:

      Do you mean printed or sewn on the pillow? You can use many material you want and the hands do not have to be on the pillow.

  3. Monica Escareno says:

    Hello I am a former student in high school, I am doing a personal project about breast cancer pillows. I would like to know if I can donate my pillows to your organization. I would need to turn in the pillows by the first two weeks of November. Please contact me back.

    1. Niki Meiners says:

      Please check with your local hospital. I am sure they would be happy to receive them.

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