Knots of Love Donates Handmade Hats to LB Memorial Cancer Patients
2009-05-16 · By Editor
Handmade knit and crocheted hats are delivered to cancer patients at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center (LBMMC) thanks to Knots of Love founder, Christine Shively. The hats are delivered by a group of oncology trained volunteers at LBMMC.
“I just love this hat,” LBMMC patient Cde Luca said during Christine’s recent trip to the hospital to deliver the handmade hats. “I get compliments about it everywhere I go; it has made my life beautiful.”
Christine started Knots of Love– a non profit 501c3 charity– in June 2007 and sends the handmade creations to 129 cancer centers across the United States and Canada.
Knots of Love gives LBMMC patients about 1,500 handmade hats a month. Since the organization began, Knots of Love has delivered 16,500 caps to date to various cancer centers, and because of her great commitment, Christine was recently awarded the Humanitarian Award from the Women’s Cancer Research Foundation.
“The volunteers are really great, and making these hats not only helps the patients but the volunteers as well,” Christine says. “It’s very rewarding knowing that you’re helping someone; it feels good.”
For more information about the Knots of Love organization, or to find out how you can help, call (949) 903-3738 or email Christine at Christine@cshively.com.