Pillowcase Race ...

... from Quilter's Corner (Finleyville, PA) made 2000 pillowcase smiles and ... 

...they don't appear to be 'cramping up' from the race ... ConKerr's ultimate goal during September is 44,000 pillowcase smiles to support the children in treatment during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month ... 

Are you up to taking the lead in this race????

Posted in Volunteers, Miles of Pillowcase Smiles, In The News, Coordinator Update

IT'S NOT JUST A PILLOWCASE that is ‘passed along’ ….

Cotton and color woven into cheerful fabric prints, 

   then passed along. 

Fabric measured and cut and pinned for sewing, 

   then passed along. 

Hands guide stitches through a sewing machine, 

   then passed along. 

Pillowcases washed and dried and almost done, 

   then passed along. 

Steam rises from hot irons, new pillowcases folded,

   then passed along. 

Pillowcases packed in bags with cheerful cards,

   then passed along. 

Pillowcases travel to children who are loved -

   a gift from many hands …  Not ‘just’ passed along!

Author:  Elaine, Williamstown, NJ

Posted in Letters

She put it all aside ...

... to enable Xavier to create 'smiles' for Duke!

Four (4) year old Xavier had one goal:  create a pillowcase smile for a sick child.  Xavier, YOU are amazing!!
Smile-Maker, Grama, Kim (Raleigh Chapter), put all her sewing aside so she could help Xavier ... GREAT TEAM WORK!!
Posted in

Home run by the Phillies ...

.... Wives!
On Tuesday, August 5th the Phillies Wives hosted a Mystery Ball and Auction to support ConKerr Cancer and Operation Smile.  All donations benefited these two charitable organizations.  
ConKerr Cancer thanks them for their support of our ConKerr Kids and Families ... Proceeds will be used to purchase fabric for pillowcase 'smiles'.

BOTH the Phillies (Phillies 2; Astros 1) AND the charities were 'winners' on Tuesday night!
Posted in Thank You, In The News, Fundraising Activities

Happy Campers in Newfoundland ...

... made happier with their fun 'pillowcase smiles'!!

A small group of ConKerr Cancer supporters have been making pillow cases for Janeway Child Health Centre in the province of Newfoundland/Labrador, a pediatric facility. They are a handful of sewers/friends who get together periodically to sew and have a pillow case evening.  They have provided hundreds of 'smiles' since getting started.  They also provide 'smiles' for their local oncology camp held in the summer, for the children. 

Here are some of the 'campers' receiving their pillowcase 'smiles'.  Happy Campers, they are ... 

Posted in In The News