Komen for a Cure/Matt's Chemo Comfort Bags

PORTLAND, Ore. – Susan G. Komen For the Cure Oregon and SW Washington Executive Director Chris McDonald and high school student Matt Ferguson joined AM Northwest Friday to talk about one of the small projects Komen helps fund. 

One of those is the "Chemo Comfort Bag." Matt Ferguson was inspired to create the bags after his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008.  

Since then he has put together hundreds of bags filled with a pillow, scarves, lap blanket, stuffed animal and more, all in an effort to help ease the discomfort and boredom of chemotherapy appointments. For his efforts, Matt was awarded a Komen Mini-Grant to help fund the creation of more Chemo Comfort Bags.

To find out more about Matt's project, visit his website.

Those who are interested also can help raise money to fund similar projects by participating in Race for the Cure, coming up in Portland on Sunday, Sept. 19. To sign up to be a part of the "KATU Think Pink for the Cure" team, click here.

And we're taking a closer look at the battle against breast cancer, from the latest technologies to inspiring stories from survivors, in "Think Pink: A Family Matters Breast Cancer Special" this Saturday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m. right here on KATU.


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