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"From the Hands of Kings" donate hand crocheted hats to the REDL Cancer Center at MHRH

CONTACT:  David Billig      (914) 493 8028  


Dutchess County resident Dorothy King McAurthur founder of “From the Hands of Kings” and her sister Joan King Foley recently visited the Redl Center for Cancer Care at MidHudson Regional Hospital (MHRH) to present about 100 hand-crocheted hats for cancer patients being treated at the center as well as for pediatric oncology patients at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.

Dorothy and Joan along with their five other sisters, Louise King Klemm of New Jersey, Sara Anne King Williams of Connecticut, Marion King Stark of Hampton Bays, NY, Lorraine King Wilkinson and Joyce King Collins of Florida began crocheting caps in February, 2014 for cancer patients who had experienced hair loss as a result of their cancer treatment.  “We wanted to help them feel better about themselves,” said Joan King Foley. 

All seven of the King Sisters participate in the crocheting of the colorful hats, many of which feature special detail, such as multi-colored patterns or flower motifs that are suitable to be worn by both men and women as well as by children.  “Everybody looks at the variety of hats and they see their story,” added Dorothy King McArthur.

The group was introduced to the Redl Center by Foley’s daughter, Jennifer Bland, who happens to be the Café Supervisor at MHRH.

Mary Luvera, RN, MS, Director of Oncology Services at MHRH Diana Silverman, DO, Breast Program Leader, gratefully received the gifts on behalf of the patients along with Diane Froman, RN, Cancer Care Coordinator and began distributing the hats right away to some of the patients that were in the center for treatment.  

Pictured L-R: Joan King Foley, Dorothy King McAuthur, Diana Silverman, DO, MHRH Breast Program Leader and Mary Luvera, RN, MS, Director of Oncology Services at MHRH

About MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center

 From our state-of-the-art Center for Robotic Surgery to our specialized Total Joint Rehabilitation Unit, MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical center is home to the latest healing techniques and technology in the Hudson Valley.  Advanced clinical protocols are seamlessly combined with mission driven compassionate care delivered by the area’s top healthcare team.  Operating the regions only Level 2 Trauma Center, MidHudson Regional Hospital is a destination hospital for patients with traumatic injuries that require care beyond what is routinely provided by their local community hospital.  Whether it’s a life-threatening injury or a few stitches, you can turn to the top-notch staff at our recently expanded Emergency Care Center for fast and efficient treatment.  The patient-centered Redl Center for Cancer Care offers people living with cancer and their families everything they need to receive care in one convenient and newly renovated location.  From prevention, to education and treatment, the physicians, health care staff, and volunteers at MidHudson Regional Hospital have a reputation as the region’s most innovative health care delivery system.  We are privileged to serve the Hudson Valley for our next 100 years! Visit www.westchestermedicalcenter.com/mhrh


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