On Christmas Eve an article in Parade Magazine by Eddie Adams, Pulitzer Prize winner appeared. “Joy to the World” was about a little girl who got through chemo treatments with the security of her blanket.
A woman in Denver, Karen Lochs, was so moved by the article that she started making blankets for the Denver Rocky Mt. Children’s Cancer Center. Word spread and others joined Karen and thus Project Linus was formed. Karen used the name Linus from the cartoon character that always had his blanket. The main thought was to give security and comfort to sick children.