The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center

The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center Requests Donations of Homemade Masks

Article updated on 9/25/2020 to again request the donation of masks to The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center.

To anyone who is able to make homemade fabric masks, The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center needs your help!

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis we have continued to provide life-saving care to our patients while instituting additional safety precautions and cleaning measures to protect our patients, doctors, and staff and limit the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

In accordance with new CDC recommendations, as of April 6 we are asking everyone who visits the Leever Cancer Center to “BYOM”: Bring Your Own Mask. We have been providing masks to those who do not have them.

While we have been the grateful recipient of mask donations from several groups, we are running dangerously low and are in desperate need of more masks to protect our vulnerable patients and the dedicated staff members who are working so hard to continue to provide the highest level of care during this difficult time.

We welcome any and all mask donations—no donation is too small!  Mask donations may be dropped off at the front radiation check-in window at the Harold Leever Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT. Center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

For instructions on how to make CDC-approved homemade masks, see these instructions from the CDC.

Thank you for your help and generosity and stay safe!