Decorated Caps and Blankets Bring Smiles to Faces

Three times a month, ladies gather to decorate caps for children and other patients undergoing chemotherapy.  The caps are distributed to ten hospitals and facilities in the San Antonio area to be further distributed to the patients.  Each cap is different and the decorators are only limited by their imaginations.  Cut-out fabric figures, glue, fabric paint and creativity are the tools these ladies use to produce an amazing 150 caps a month.

Many groups, families or organizations who are looking for a community service project have enjoyed working in this program.

The program was expanded in 2016-2017 to include the distribution of blankets to patients of the Cancer Therapy and Research Center.  In the inauguaral year, 174 blankets were distributed.

During 2017-2018,1,300 caps and 296 blankets were provided..

The caps and blankets provide cheer and warmth for many patients and their families so they might know they are cared for and thought about by organizations beyond hospitals and care programs.

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(210) 732-1200

You have always taken care of our campers very efficiently.  We have appreciated the opportunity to have campers help decorate as well.  They truly appreciate that people want to do things just for them.  The caps provide a psychological lift, but they also serve a practical purpose of protecting them from the July sun during camp.

Sue Dodson, Director, Camp David, Texas Burn Survivor Society

Ms. Mamalakis received her blanket on the first day of her chemotherapy treatment.  As you can imagine, she was unsure of what was to happen, a little scared and fearing how she might react to the drugs.  The gift was something much more than a soft, warm blanket.  The gift represented comfort and care.  It demonstrated that she was not battling cancer alone. Ms. Mamalakis’ beautiful blanket covered her in warming comfort and compassionate love.

Mary Jackson, Director of Patient and Family Services, CTRC

On behalf of Methodist Hospital, Psychosocial Oncology, we would like to thank you for your generous support of our adult and young adult cancer patients.  Your caps and the adult and children’s coloring books are a great diversion for our hospitalized cancer patients!  Thank you for all you do!

Nikki, Supervisor, Psychosocial Oncology