|The Chemotherapy Hat Project
To provide the people undergoing chemotherapy and radiation in the greater Rochester, New York community with free hats that allow them to maintain self-esteem and keep their heads warm.
The purpose of this web site is not to gather praise (or kudos), but to let the community KNOW what the Chemotherapy Hat Project is about.
We would like to give a special thank you to the Maletta Foundation and the Rochester Chapter of the American Sewing Guild for their generous monetary donations in 2010 and 2011 to help our efforts continue.
|Gretchen Dent, known as "The Hat Lady" around the medical community of Rochester, coordinates the Chemotherapy Hat Project as well as making Mastectomy Pillows and Jackson Pratt Drain Holders. The project works with many community groups, including the Rochester Chapter of the American Sewing Guild. (Read our History.) Among the many tasks that make this project happen are:
- Purchasing fabric
- Washing fabric and cutting it into hats ready to sew
- Preparing fabric and ribbon for pillows
- Coordinating volunteers
- Sewing the hats and pillows
- Delivering hats and pillows monthly to the sites under listed on the Deliveries page.
If you have any questions about the project or wish to help, you can find further information on the pages of this web site or you can e-mail Gretchen at