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Phoenix North Students Have Heart

March 22, 2016

Every February, students from the Medical Assisting program at Carrington’s Phoenix North campus show they have more than just heart.

They have heart pillows!

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“On February 23, we delivered more than 520 homemade heart-shaped pillows to Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) through our Heart Pillow Project, which aims to raise awareness of congenital heart defects,” said Traci Chace, medical assisting instructor at Carrington College’s Phoenix North campus. “As part of the program, now in its eighth year, the pillows are cut, sewn, stuffed and stitched by students, staff and faculty to donate to the children at PCH. To bring a smile to each child’s face, they also attach homemade cards of encouragement to each pillow.”

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More than 100 Carrington College students took part in this year’s Heart Pillow Project, donating their own materials as needed and taking sewing kits home to ensure they would far exceed the original 400-pillow goal.

The initiative has grown so popular in the local community, this year the Phoenix-area media even joined in the fun, visiting the campus as the students prepared for the big delivery.

Here are just a few snippets of all the media love:

ABC 15

Paradise Valley Independent

Arizona Business Magazine

Great job, Phoenix North!