Wednesday May 9th 2018
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Arts & Literature Division
Calling all knitters and crocheters! We need your help creating chemo caps to donate to Wilmot Cancer Institute.
Please bring your own yarn (baby style yarn or Caron Simply Soft only please) and knitting needles, or crochet hooks. If you decide to make these items at home, please see below for patterns. We have patterns available for children through adult. We will be accepting donations until September 28th 2018.
Craft it Forward@ the Library is a free Central Library event where participants create hand-made items that are donated to local organizations to benefit our community. Anyone and everyone can participate. The programs are free and open to all ages. Advanced registration is required so we know how many crafters to expect. Those who can’t attend on the day of the event are welcome to create a craft item at home, and drop it off at the Central Library at their convenience.
Crafts for each event are determined by the agencies that will receive the donations. Past projects include: crocheted and sewn catnip toys and no-sew fleece blankets for homeless animals, port pillows and inspirational plaques for patients at the Wilmot Cancer Institute, and knitted and crocheted blankets for Willow Domestic Violence Center.
For more information, please call the Art and Literature Division at 585-428-8380.
Wilmot Cancer Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center
UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute (WCI) features an 86-bed cancer center with 11 outpatient locations throughout the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. Wilmot, a component of Strong Memorial Hospital, offers patients and their families’ comprehensive services including one of upstate New York’s largest blood and marrow transplant programs and the Rochester area’s only ACOS-accredited breast cancer center. Wilmot is home to the region’s first survivorship clinic and offers clinical trials of new therapies and options that may not be available anywhere else upstate. In addition, Wilmot includes a team of scientists who investigate many aspects of cancer, with an emphasis on how best to provide precision cancer care.
Established in 1974 as the University of Rochester Cancer Center, Wilmot Cancer Institute has its roots in an era that encouraged academic medical centers to bring their expertise in fields such as cancer to regional communities. Wilmot Cancer Institute has stayed true to that vision and, through its network of locations, provides patients and families comprehensive cancer care closer to where they live and work.
The Wilmot Cancer Institute is named for James P. Wilmot, a prominent local businessman, philanthropist and leading member of the Rochester community. Wilmot created the Wilmot Foundation, which is dedicated to attracting, training and supporting doctors who are pursuing a career in cancer research. The Foundation provides fellowships to young medical doctors so they can pursue their research goals.