Greece’s “eco bedding” company, Coco-Mat, is giving away free heart shaped pillows to women facing breast cancer.
The heart pillow is a soft shaped pillow made in the shape of a heart, designed to sooth the pain and discomfort women feel following surgery from cancer. Heart pillows are given to patients during the first postoperative stage, greatly helping to a faster recovery.
This year, the heart pillow is provided for free to patients undergoing breast cancer surgery in the following eight hospitals in Greece: “Agios Savvas” General Oncological Hospital, “Agioi Anargyri” General Oncological Hospital Kifissia, “Ippokration” Athens General Hospital, PAGNI University Oncological Hospital Herakleion Crete, “METAXA” Specialized Oncological Hospital Piraeus, “Panagia I Voithia” General University Hospital Patras, “THEAGENEIO” Thessaloniki Oncological Hospital and “IASO” private hospital.
In collaboration with FAWCO’s American Women Clubs, Coco-Mat is now supporting the heart pillow project internationally in the following cities: Antwerp, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Dusseldorf and Hamburg.
1 sleeping pillow = 1 heart pillow
From October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, those interested can support the project through their purchases. For every purchase of a Coco-Mat sleeping pillow, the company will donate a heart pillow to benefit women and men BC surgery patients in Greece and internationally.
Moreover, during 1-15 October, all Coco-Mat stores in Greece and abroad will support the project by organizing pillow making events where those interested can create their own personal pillow and buy it at a promotional price.
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