Creating smiles one stitch at a time


For Immediate Release

September 16 , 2015


Volunteer group reaches milestone donation

(LONDON, Ontario) – Since 2011, a group of women from Chatham have gathered regularly around their sewing machines, with one goal in mind – to give children in hospital a reason to smile. Knowing that hospitals can be scary places for kids, the women have been creating pillowcases in fun patterns and colours to help brighten rooms and lift spirits. Working as part of a non-profit organization based in Pennsylvania called Case for Smiles, the women have personally sewn over 3000 pillowcases, and tomorrow they will be travelling to London Health Sciences Centre’s Children’s Hospital to make a very special presentation – the ceremonial one millionth pillowcase donated by the organization to a child in hospital. Chapter members throughout North America will simultaneously be doing the same thing in their local hospitals.

Media are invited to attend as the ‘Pillowcase Ladies’ as they affectionately refer to themselves present a very special pillowcase to a young patient.

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time: 11:00am

Location: Children’s Hospital
                   London Health Sciences Centre
                   800 Commissioners Rd East

Note: Media interested in attending must RSVP to Kathy Leblanc no later than 10am Thursday. A meeting location will be provided when you confirm.

For media inquiries contact:
Kathy Leblanc
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 74772

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