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Beading Pink for Breast Cancer Patients

October 7th, 2014

St. Catherine of Siena Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center residents Caroline Iacovino,  Resident Council President Muriel Kruse and 100 year old Sophie Hogan  have beading pink in support of breast cancer patients at St. Catherine’s Women’s Health and Outpatient Diagnostic Pavilion.

The beading trio have been independently beading for this cause since June 2013 in preparation of breast cancer awareness month, completing 200 beaded items, putting in well over 100 hours of labor. Their beading efforts have raised more than $2,000 in the past for other causes—homeless families during the holiday season and for veterans as well.

This is the second year they have specifically fundraised for breast cancer patients. For Caroline Lacovino, a breast cancer survivor of more than 26 years, the beading initiative is a special way for her to celebrate her victory, raise awareness and to also give back to others. Last year, the skilled group crafted similar pink-themed beaded items for breast cancer awareness month and raised $715.

“We could not be more grateful for these wonderful women whose beautiful beading efforts support out breast cancer patients,” said St. Catherine’s Director of Breast Imagining Anne Green, MD. “I love the bracelets and wear mine proudly.”

 Photo (L-R): Caroline Iacovino, St. Catherine’s Director of Breast Imagining Anne Green, MD and Resident Council President Muriel Kruse.