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Local kids make 150 hats for cancer patients

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on October 26, 2009 at 8:22 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 9:20 PM


BLOG: This week's "Seven's Heroes"

The students in Mrs. Bonnie Dufty's class at Riverside Elementary crocheted and loomed 150 colorful hats!


(In the picture above - they are wearing some of them!)


They did this for a very special reason. One of their classmates, Paul Michael DeWitt lost his mom to breast cancer in May. Ann DeWitt (see family picture below of Paul, his Mom, his Dad and his sister) fought a courageous two and a half year battle against cancer. She is very missed, and the students made and donated all these hats to local cancer patients in her honor.

Mrs. Dufty plans a community service project every year for her students, but this project took on extra special meaning because they all knew Paul Michael's mom. They recently donated the hats to the Matt Hatter's Hat and Wig Donation Project. It serves patients at the Mountain State Tumor Institute, the American Cancer Society, and St. Alphonsus Cancer Care Center.

The Mad Hatter's Project is accepting hat and wig donations until this Saturday, October 31st. If you'd like to donate - check out the website for more information: