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Pillowcase Project offers comfort to the newly diagnosed

A breast cancer diagnosis and the treatment that follows can be frightening and uncomfortable. Thanks to the efforts of Suburban Hospital’s breast cancer Nurse Navigator Jamie Borns, RN, and some talented members of the community, newly diagnosed breast cancer patients are resting a little easier.

“Something so small and simple as a handmade pillowcase goes a long way in comforting a patient.”
— Jamie Borns, RN

Through the Pillowcase Project, Borns has coordinated the creation of more than 100 brightly colored and beautifully patterned pink pillowcases by quilting groups, hospital volunteers, and employees. The cases are distributed to patients at the outpatient radiation oncology office, in the hospital, and at the offices of breast surgeons Pamela Wright, MD, and Bonnie Sun, MD. A generous donation from the Suburban Hospital Foundation provided the initial funding for the project.

According to Borns, “Something so small and simple as a handmade pillowcase goes a long way in comforting a patient. It helps remind them that people care.”

More information: If you are interested in making pillowcases, contact Borns at 301-896-6798.

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