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Davis Girl Scouts make ‘chemo caps’ for cancer patients

Christine Lenihan, far left, and Michael Mannix, far right, of Sutter Davis Hospital's Infusion Center accept donations of "chemo caps" this week from Girl Scouts representing numerous Davis troops. Courtesy photo

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From page A4 | February 22, 2013 |

Several Girl Scouts — representing nearly 600 members in 76 troops in the Davis Girl Scout Service Unit — donated 200 hats to patients receiving care at Sutter Davis Hospital’s Infusion Center on Tuesday.

These colorful and soft “chemo caps” keep patients warm while they receive their treatments, which can last up to eight hours. Many of these patients receive infusion therapy as part of their cancer treatment plans.

“This is such a generous gift from some of our youngest community members,” said Lynnette Messex, R.N., regional manager for Sutter Davis Hospital’s Infusion Center. “It is such a great lesson of giving for them that I know our patients appreciate very much.”

Sutter Davis Hospital Nursing Administrative Supervisor Barbara Schairer, R.N., helped facilitate the donation. A longtime Girl Scout leader and 23-year employee of the hospital, she thought it would be fun to commemorate the Girls Scouts’ 100-year anniversary last year by having the girls create 100 items to donate to a worthwhile cause.

In December, the troop members worked on hats of all varieties — from the no-sew kind to those that are crocheted. The girls got on a roll that they doubled their goal!

Girl Scouts have been busy helping local health facilities in February. On Feb. 14, Scouts donated hundreds of packages of diapers for low-income families served by CommuniCare Health Centers’ Perinatal Program as part of its third annual Diaper Drive.

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