“So many times, we hear of people who want to help when someone has been diagnosed with cancer and they are not sure how to show that support,” Hoying said. “For Pat and her team, this was a perfect way to show that support.”
Cochran said the shirts they modify are donated from all over. There are shirts from races that weren’t used, extra tees from community events or community groups like the Girl Scouts, and more. They rely on donated shirts, Cochran said.
Seven women, whose ages range from 40 to 72, are in the group that make the shirts.
Cochran said the shirts go to Premier Health, Kettering Health, Nationwide Children’s’ Hospital in Columbus, Cincinnati Children’s and even directly to patients who request them. She said the idea for the shirts came from when she was scrolling through a website and saw the shirts priced at $35.
“I thought, holy cow, I can make these,” she said.