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Fallbrook women make comfort pillows for cancer patients

FALLBROOK — Between 25 and 30 women with the Fallbrook Relief Society of the 2nd Congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met on September 17 at their cultural hall to put together “comfort pillows” for those who are suffering from breast cancer.

They are working with the Mira Mesa Women’s Club of San Diego to distribute these pillows. They made 35 pillows and cut fabric for many more.

Deborah Hawkins, the 2nd Counselor in the Relief Society, said, “The women look forward to an ongoing relationship with this club and this project.”

Mira Mesa Women’s Club began this project in 1995 and have shipped more than 50,000 pillows all over the United States and internationally.

A comfort pillow is a small, soft, washable pillow a patient can use to relieve discomfort. It can reduce the amount of pain and provide both physical and emotional comfort during treatment and recovery.

Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, everyone is encouraged to go through their closets and search for any extra fabric or batting they have and would like to donate to the project. Contact Hawkins at [email protected] to donate.

People can also contact Hawkins if they would like to have a pillow (no charge) for themselves or someone they know who is going through treatment.

 

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