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Mesa group makes, donates caps, pillows to cancer patients

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Items knitted, crocheted and sewed by the Humana Charity Crafters, a group of mostly senior women that meet every Monday at the Humana Guidance Center in Mesa. (Courtesy of Humana)

More than 1,000 knitted and crocheted caps and 100 breast cancer pillows for cancer patients were donated by Humana to the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center this month.

The caps will be distributed to cancer patients, who often express feeling cold as a result of chemo treatment. The pillows are shaped like hearts so patients who have had a mastectomy can place them in their armpit to relieve pain and discomfort. October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The items were knitted, crocheted and sewed by the Humana Charity Crafters, a group of mostly senior women that meet every Monday at the Humana Guidance Center in Mesa, from 1 to 3 p.m. The group was formed in 2009 with three ladies, and today has expanded to close to 20 ladies who meet weekly.

The Mesa group is open to anyone and all knitting materials are provided by Humana. For more information on the group, residents can call 480-325-4707.

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