‘Grannys’ find joy in making hats for cancer patients

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Posted: October 29, 2012

Cancer survivor Judy Hamilton shows off one of the hats she made to other members of the Chemo Grannys. Since forming in December, the group has knitted or crocheted about 1,200 hats for cancer patients. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Margie Aronhalt (from left) shows some of the hats she has made to fellow Chemo Grannys Dorothy Morgan and Betsy Burgess. The hats are given to cancer patients at Winchester Medical Center, Blue Ridge Hospice, U.Va. Medical Center in Charlottesville and the John R. Marsh Cancer Center in Hagerstown, Md. The group meets monthly and welcomes new members and donations of money or yarn.
Members of the Chemo Grannys — Chris Davis (from left), Josie Dicks, Sheryl Belford, Margie Aronhalt, Dorothy Morgan, Betsy Burgess, Teresa Miller, Judy Hamilton and Debbie Crowley — meet in a local grocery store coffee shop. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)


Christine “Chris” Davis has never had cancer, but she and her friends have made almost 1,200 hats for cancer patients since forming the “Chemo Grannys” in December.


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