Precious Purls Project Knits Memories for New Moms & Babies

Vol. 17, No. 2
Spring/Summer 2007

  • Hand and Feet - From Buttoning to Toe-tapping, they're the 'Every Day' Tools

  • Advanced Wound Healing Comes to Winthrop

  • Winthrop Selected as National Training Center for CyberKnife�

  • Winthrop Celebrates Survivors

  • Healthy KIDS Takes the Show on the Road

  • Precious Purls Project Knits Memories for New Moms & Babies

  • Volunteer Louise Mazzaro Saluted for 33,500 Hours of Service

  • Smiles for Scott Foundation Brings Smiles to Pediatric Patients

  • Smiles for Scott Foundation Brings Smiles to Pediatric Patients

  • Golfers Raise More than $400,000 Under Sunny Skies at Winthrop�s 22nd Annual Golf Tournament

  • 10th Annual Opera Night Hits a High Note

  • First Annual Black & White Ball Raises More than $300,000 for CCK

  • Sleep Disorders Center Achieves Fourth Reaccreditation

  • Travel Smart: Visit Winthrop's Travel Center

  • Miracle Foundation Makes Second Grant of $50,000

  • Research at Winthrop Addresses Vioxx Heart Attack Risk

  • Accolades for Winthrop

  • New Smoke-Free Campus Policy

  • Michael Magro Foundation Donates VeinViewer Imaging System

  • Annual Swim-a-Thon Makes a Splash for Pediatrics

  • New Music Therapy Program Helps Patients Cope

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  • Winthrop Auxiliary board members and life-long friends Nancy Peretz and Maryanne Edwards have always loved to knit. In 1997, they decided to start a project that would utilize their talents as well as the talents of others who enjoy knitting and crocheting to benefit Winthrop and its youngest patients.

    "Winthrop is a very giving institution and the Precious Purls project provides community members with a unique opportunity to give back to the Hospital," said Mrs. Peretz.

    The Precious Purls project is a community-based initiative that provides knitted hats and blankets to premature babies in Winthrop's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Through the generous support of friends, individual donations from Auxiliary board members and the Garden City Stitches store - which provides the materials - a cadre of community members ranging from Girls Scouts to seniors can knit and crotchet for this special cause.

    "The Auxiliary of Winthrop-University Hospital is grateful for the dedicated efforts of Nancy and Maryanne who continue to make this program possible along with so many community members," said Ronnie Renken, President of Winthrop's Auxiliary. "Their contributions to the Precious Purls project have touched the lives of so many people - young and old."

    Since its inception nearly a decade ago, the Precious Purls project has donated thousands of hand-made hats and blankets to new mothers and their babies at Winthrop. For information on the work of the Auxiliary or Volunteer Services, please call Winthrop's Volunteer Office at (516) 663-2391.

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