Faith Dickinson created Cuddles for Cancer when she was 9 years old,

after having made her Aunt Lyndi a nice cozy, fleece tie blanket for her while she was going through treatments for breast cancer. Aunt Lyndi told Faith that many cancer patients get VERY cold during their treatments! A few days after hearing this, Faith gave the blankets to her Grade 4 teachers as year end gifts. Her French teacher was incredibly touched and cried. She was retiring and said that she would “cuddle” into it. Her other teacher, Miss Merton, also said that she would “cuddle” into it. When Faith’s Mom picked her up from school that day, she shared that she’d like to make other people feel that good.

Within two days, Cuddles for Cancer was born. In the past 5 years, Faith has made over 3,500 Cuddle blankets! They have been sent all across Canada, the United States, England, Germany, France, Brazil, Australia and Africa. Faith is making blankets right now for the Me to We organization, to take to Haiti with their team. Faith is a firm believer that “everyone deserves a cuddle”, so she also makes her Cuddle blankets for people that have other illnesses and diseases, and even for those grieving. Faith has a signature “Soldier” blanket that she makes for Canadian Soldiers and Veterans. Faith thinks that the youth of today have a major responsibility to honor those who have served their country and to thank them for giving them the opportunities that they have today; education, healthcare and other freedoms that are so valuable and often taken for granted. Faith was inspired by the Yellow Ribbon Campaign in Buckhorn, ON. who send care packages to soldiers serving overseas! Soldier blankets have been sent across Canada, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Poland, Iraq and the Ukraine.