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Girl Scouts Donate Pillows for Pink to Comfort Breast Cancer Patients

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital March 21, 2014

The Girl Scouts Junior Troop of Lake Forest Country Day School visited the Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Breast Care Center last week to donate pillows they hand-made for breast cancer patients.

LAKE FOREST, IL – “The gift of these hand-made pillows is such a kind gesture by the girl scouts,“ said Cathy Spagnoli, MSHA, RN, CBCN, CBPN-IC, and nurse navigator at the Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center. “The pillows will bring comfort to our post-operative patients as they continue their treatment.“

The 4th grade girls made the pillows during a recent Girl Scouts meeting, and then took materials home with them to make additional pillows at home. The Pillows for Pink are designed to be put under the arm to keep the arm from touching sensitive areas after surgery on the chest. They can also be put between the chest and a seat belt in the car. The pillows include a tag that wishes the recipient comfort, peace and love.

“Our girl scouts hope that this small gesture shows the recipient that there are scores of supporters cheering them on through their treatment,“ said troop leader Amy Benton-Roby.

For more information about the Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center, please visit Northwestern Medicine cancer care (oncology).

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