Photo (from left): Tom Dodge, RN, Hudson Hospital Chemotherapy & Infusion Center accepted the hats and will distribute to cancer patients. Roberts and Hammond area girl scouts making hats for cancer patients are: Myah Olson, Baily Olsen, and (not pictured) Chirstine Pommerening and McKenzie Collins.
Local girl scouts from Roberts and Hammond recently donated a box filled with hand-crafted hats for Hudson Hospital Chemotherapy & Infusion Center patients. A total of 175 hats of all kinds were made and donated: knit, loomed, crochet, sewn and tied (felt) were donated to cancer patients at Hudson Hospital. The project is called “Cancer Caps of Love” and was created to achieve the Silver Award for girl scouts. The Silver award is the second highest achievement a girl scout can achieve and requires many steps.
Creating and donating these colorful caps marked the final step in accomplishing the Silver Award. Many long hours – over 50 – were donated by the scouts, their families and numerous volunteers to craft the hats. “It’s very rewarding for the scouts and their families,” says Linda Olsen, parent volunteer, Roberts. “The girls are very passionate about their final project, put in many hours to complete it and were so excited to meet a patient, an oncologist and donate these hats to Hudson Hospital.” In all the girls created 622 hats and also donated to other hospitals including: the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin, New Richmond and Children’s Hospital & Clinics of Minnesota.