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Scarves For Hope

July 26, 2013, 5:48 PM by Hailey Higgins

Scarves For Hope
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

A Geddes cancer survivor warms the hearts of current patients by covering their heads. Tonight, she's being honored at the annual Relay for Life in Sioux Falls. While she's helped thousands over the last ten years, she says her project has one very special purpose.

I have no special talents, but God told me to do this project.

These pieces of cloth may not look like much, but to the women they are given to, these scarves mean the world to a cancer patient.

"You feel alone, you are just wondering what's going to happen. Just to have a bright moment where you can just be grateful that there is somebody out there that cares about them," Schulte said.

Linda Schulte battled stage one breast cancer eleven years ago. During cancer treatments, the nurse lost her hair. To help cover her baldness and warm her scalp, she and her mother began making homemade scarves.

"It's just folded over with batting here and the nice part of it is that it doesn't cling to your head," Schulte explained.

After her remission, Schulte was drawn to create "Scarves for Hope" to help other cancer victims. Over the last ten years, Schulte and two other volunteers have made more than 25,000 scarves with the help of the American Cancer Society.

"It's huge," Relay For Life Program Resource Specialist Amy Peters said. "We actually give them out to our whole Midwest division. The scarves go out in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."

While she's making a difference in the lives of struggling women, Schulte says it's just something she is meant to do.

"It's my dream to brighten the day of a cancer victim and give her something to put on her head that wouldn't be a scratchy wig and something that she wouldn't have to go pay for at the time of her life, probably one of the darkest times of her life," Schulte said.

The Relay for Life is just underway and will go through tomorrow morning.

For more information email: dlschulte@midstatesd.net

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