April/May: The Latest Wrapped in Love News!

The good news is spreading, we continue to grow and comfort more patients each day with your help and support. We would like to thank all of our dedicated Blanket Brigade volunteers for their ongoing labor of love! A very special thank you to the Hillman Cancer Center and Staff, Danielle Scott and Amber Sowers for hosting a “Blanket Drive” and an Awesome “Blanket Making Day Event on April 5th ” at Hillman. It was a great success and they are planning to do it again, next year. We are honored to partner with them and comfort even more patients.

A Big shout out thank you to the “Clean Slate” hosts; Courtney Harding, Brian Kirk and Robin Emmerich, and everyone who attended the networking event on April 23rd in Austin. A portion of the proceeds are donated to support Wrapped in Love’s mission. You can learn more about Clean Slate and the wonderful upcoming events on Facebook.

We would like to express our sincere sympathy to Diane McKeever’s family and friends. In memory of Diane McKeever, who passed on March 18, 2013 we were honored to learn from her friend Ruth Poe, that while Diane was undergoing cancer treatment she had purchased fleece material and had made several no sew fleece tied blankets to donate to support our mission. After Diane’s passing Ruth found a Wrapped in Love tote bag and gathered that Diane was a recipient of a blanket and now she was passing it on to help comfort others. Thank you so much for contacting us and donating the blankets and fabric, they will comfort many patients, we are very grateful.

It was a pleasure to meet everyone at the “American Cancer Society 25th Cancer Survivor Event.” We were thrilled to learn that many people who attended the event had received a Wrapped in Love blanket and loved it and would like to make blankets and pass it on! Thank you for sharing your courageous stories, it was a very inspirational day!
While visiting my daughters, in Austin recently, Robin and I delivered blankets and tote bags to the “Texas Oncology Center” where my husband received his first chemotherapy treatment. It brought back a lot of memories of the many days and long hours we spent there.

My husband often said; “What about now? What can help me now, I’m freezing. Cancer research is great, but what about the present moment!”

Knowing that we can help to bring warmth and comfort others with a simple gift of a blanket, made with love and given with love makes my heart smile. :) I know Jim, must be smiling too, knowing that his words did make a difference and others will not be cold! Thank you ALL for helping us to spread LOVE!!!!

Mark your calendars……. “Bake Sale” on June 21st & 22nd at the Crafton Library, 140 Bradford Ave. 9:00 a.m. to 4: p.m. proceeds to be benefit, Wrapped in Love’s mission. Please come and help support us, chat and purchase delicious homemade desserts, coffee and goodies. We will also raffle a beautiful handmade quilt by: Kathie Hudak of “Quilt your Quilt” www.quiltyourquilt.com Look forward to seeing you all!

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Get Involved Wrapped in Love provides blankets, providing support and love for those suffering from cancer. We welcome all types of NEW handmade blankets to donate to patients in area hospitals. Recommended size (50x60) Hand-made quilts, Crocheted/knitted, No-Sew Polar fleece-tied blankets and HAND-MADE blankets.
Our Mission Inspired by the memory of James Emmerich, the mission of Wrapped in Love is to ease suffering among cancer patients and others with serious illnesses around the world by distributing blankets that bring comfort, peace and joy and remind all of us that we are children at heart.