If there's one thing Glenda
Behrens knows how to do well, it's
crochet a hat.
perfect pink ones to be exact, one
for each year of her life.
Behrens, administrative assistant
in transportation, said she
decided for her birthday this year
that she didn't want it to be just
about her. She wanted to give back
in some way. She got the idea that
she wanted to make hats for
Hollings Cancer Center (HCC)
patients, a spot of cheer for cold
days during the winter season.
Glenda Behrens had
fun making 51 hats for HCC
cancer patients. She presented
them to Barbara Busby, left, HCC
concierge, Nov. 16.
see the hats and request one for a
relative or friend who had cancer,
so she kept having to make more.
happened on the day she came to
deliver the hats, so Behrens
frantically crocheted another one
during her lunch to get the total
back up to 51.
she enjoyed the project,
crocheting relaxes her, and even
pulled in her friend Veronica
Champion, a bus driver in
transportation, who contributed 12
of the hats.
HCC concierge, was on hand to
receive the donation. They piled
up the hats on a table in HCC's
serenity garden to take a look.
Behrens said she was determined
that they all be the vibrant
"perfect pink" color. When Walmart
sold out of the yarn, probably
because of her, she waited for the
Busby smiled at her
determination, thanking her for
the contribution. Some patients
who have to have chemotherapy get
the chills, and they really need
the hats and blankets to stay
warm. "They are very caring to
even think of doing this for the
patients. They are so grateful for
these types of things."