Cancer patients get caps |

Cancer patients get caps

Jim Grant/Tahoe Daily TribuneStudents in the advanced sewing class at Kids College sew comfort caps. From left, front row, are Emily Dixon and Jessica Winberg; standing are Katie Alvord, Mary Stewart, instructor Korrine Butler, Kristen Ratz and Cancer League member Nancy Bennett. Seated at sewing machine is Shayna Butler.

Students attending the advanced sewing class offered this summer at Kids College not only worked on perfecting their sewing skills, they sewed comfort caps for children with cancer.

Comfort caps help cancer patients retain their body heat after hair loss that often occurs due to chemotherapy. The instructor, Korrine Butler, was introduced to comfort caps when her own mother lost her hair during cancer treatment. The caps were donated to the South lake Tahoe Cancer League.

The class was attended by eight students ranging in age from 10 to 12. In addition to making comfort caps the students completed other advanced sewing projects and learned about fashion design. Kids College is sponsored by Lake Tahoe Community College.

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