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Sewing group donations help breast cancer patients

ProvidedMembers of the Thursday Therapy Quilt Group from Fabrics Unilimited, Nelly Peterson, left, Andee Wetenkamp, Sandy Weber, Cindy Flores, and Sheri Lilienthal show some of the aprons they crafted and donated for cancer patients.

Members of the Thursday Therapy Quilt Group from Fabrics Unlimited have just completed their first shipment of aprons designed to hold drainage bags for breast cancer patients who have recently undergone mastectomies. Without the aprons, the drainage bags are pinned to the patient’s shirt or blouse, causing additional discomfort to the sutured area.

Designed by breast cancer survivor Cindy Flores, these aprons hold the bags away from the wound. Extra pockets in the apron also allow patients to carry a cell phone or other small items as well.

The aprons are being donated to local cancer clinics for distribution. All fabrics and supplies have been donated by Fabrics Unlimited, located at 155 Shady Lane, Stateline. Please contact Sheri Lilienthal at 775-588-3211 if you would like to participate in this ongoing project.