Joanne Lester always wanted to be a nurse. After 30 years of coursework, she received her doctorate in nursing and has primarily taken care of breast cancer patients since. One day, she asked a few patients of hers to help make some quilts to decorate the bland walls of her clinic. Three years later the Stitching Sisters Charity was formed.
Initially, the group’s goal was to make a lap quilt for each patient receiving chemotherapy. That first year, Joanne started gathering fabric at sales and began to cut and sew casually in her basement. After receiving grant monies from Komen For the Cure, Columbus Affiliate and the Davis Family Foundation, the Stitching Sisters have been busy making quilts non-stop.
To date, they have created and distributed over 26,000 quilts to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients as they begin their treatments.
To learn more about the Stitching Sisters, visit their website.
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