Girl Scouts donate quilt to Marlborough Hospital
Girl Scout Cadet Troop 2734 includes (back, l to r) Alley LaVoie, Lisa Edwards, Christy McGraw, Karen Leon, Shannon Hogan, Kathleen Giemza, (front, l to r) Kathyrn Volk and Cailtin Carroll. (Missing from the photo is troop member Allison Showstead.)
Marlborough - Hudson's Girl Scout Cadet Troop 2734 recently donated a breast cancer awareness quilt to the Marlborough Hospital Women's Health Center (WHC). The troop designed and created the quilt to gain their "In the Pink" Interest Project badge.
The large colorful quilt was the culmination of several months of activities that began after a day of volunteering at the Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk held in Boston in October 2006. Subsequently, the Girl Scouts toured the WHC, where they learned about women's health and also had the opportunity to have a radiologist explain the reading of a mammogram.
The "In the Pink" Interest Project is just one of many badges the Girl Scouts of the USA off ers teen cadet troops to work on to achieve this badge.
The quilt is on display in the hospital's first floor WHC in the mammography suite, where the new digital mammography machine is now in use.
"It is gratifying to see the effort and thought the troop put into this project," said Kathleen Giemza, mammogram manager for Marlborough Hospital. "You can see by looking at it, they did quite a bit of research [into] women's health and breast cancer."
Troop 2734 is led by Carol Hogan and Susan McGraw, both of Hudson.
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