Help Us to Help Gerti by making Heart
Cushions for Breast Cancer Patients

A woman with a 'big heart' ...

Gerti Weber, an Auckland woman is on a mission to make a difference for every woman diagnosed with breast cancer.

Help us to help Gerti and all those diagnosed with Breast Cancer by making Heart Cushions to let them know they are not alone and others are thinking of them and wanting to do what they can to make the journey a little easier.

Heart Cushions are soft & supportive which have a practical use to cushion the surgical area during healing and to support arms affected by lymphoedema.

You can customize the Heart Cushion you make with a little card and a sincere, heartfelt message, something that can make a real difference when you may feel that you're all alone with cancer. To know that a woman in the community who is unknown to you and you to her, has taken time to make this gift for you ... that means a lot.


"I got such a 'warm fuzzie' when I opened up your delightful little gift.  I had just been to visit my sick husband in hospital, so it was extra special.  Many thanks for all your kindness to me.  What you do is a blessing' 
Received from an elderly lady, that uses her cushion to support her arm (she has severe lymphoedema).

“I have received such kindness from so many people I don’t even know”
Received from another lady it was going to be her cuddle cushion - on the days when things are not going so well.

This story is on the NZ Breast Cancer website click here  to take you to their website

Click Here for the Instructions and Pattern of Heart Cushion. You will need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and download this pattern. This is a free download from Adobe Acrobat website

Things you will need to get to complete this Heart Cushion

  • You will need two pieces of fabric about 16 x 20 inches (40 x 50 cm).
  • 150grams of Dacron Filling (available from Knit World)
  • Thread to match the Fabric

Drop your Finished Heart Cushion/s off by 31st October 2012 to your local Knit World Shop or post them into Knit World PO Box 30645, Lower Hutt 5040

Heart Cushions will be distributed locally where we have a Knit World Shop to one of the following organisations

Sweet Louise – Henderson, Hastings, Palmerston North, Levin, New Plymouth, Wellington

Cancer Society – Lower Hutt, Dunedin, Wellington

Breast Care Centre – Lower Hutt, Hamilton

Breast Unit - Christchurch

Breast Cancer Support – New Plymouth

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