News Release

April 2, 2007

Contact: Maureen McGuire, 860-679-4523

Handmade Gifts Arrive for Patients at UConn’s Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center

Donation from Plainville A.C. Moore Store

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Dozens of handmade caps, hats and scarves knitted in a rainbow of cheerful colors were recently donated to the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UConn Health Center by staff and volunteers with the A.C. Moore in Plainville, an arts and crafts store.

The donation is part of an ongoing program between A.C. Moore and the American Cancer Society. More than 120 A.C. Moore stores on the east coast have teamed with the American Cancer Society recently to donate more than 6,300 knitted items to men and women who are undergoing treatment for cancer.

At the Health Center, the stylish items will be given to patients throughout the year. “Even as we enter the spring and summer months, patients who lose their hair or become very sensitive to cold, will greatly appreciate the caps and scarves,” said Carolyn D. Runowicz, M.D., director of the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“We are very touched that the employees and volunteers from A.C. Moore gave their time and talent to make these lovely items for our patients,” Dr. Runowicz added.

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Photo Caption: From left to right, Carolyn D. Runowicz, M.D., director of the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UConn Health Center accepts a donation of hand-made knitted scarves and hats from Paula Karpf of the A.C. Moore store in Plainville.

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