Dignity Robes of St. Louise

A group of parishioners from St. Louise de Marillac Church and local area sewers have joined together to create Dignity Robes – specially designed robes for women undergoing the rigorous and exhausting courses of radiation treatments associated with breast cancer.

Dignity Robes are used in place of regular hospital gowns that can leave patients overly exposed from the waist up.  Robes are now being used at UPMC Cancer Care Center at St. Clair Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, Magee Hospital, Shadyside Hospital and the Hillman Cancer Center.  These are all UPMC Cancer Centers for radiation treatment.

This ministry was started in 2009 with a group of parishioners and has grown to over 30 women who diligently meet once a month at our workshop, or work at home to construct the garments.  Join us the third Friday of the month in the LeGras Parish Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

If you have a love of sewing and a desire to reach out to others, this would be a great cause to get involved in. Your time and sewing abilities would be greatly appreciated.

Contact Karen Radu at (724) 969-4190 for more information.

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