Thursday, January 10, 2008

Save the Date: Knit for the Cure

In my eyes (and in my hair), pink will never be over done. And it never will be, thanks to Breast Cancer Awareness.

Over the last three years Knit for the Cure has earned a LOT of support within the knitting and crochet community. This year, save the date,
March 15, 2008, and whip up something pink for the cause.

Founded in 2004, the Knit for the Cure™ Campaign recruits knitters & crocheters from all over the United States to make handmade scarves, hats, purses, pins, etc., all incorporating the color pink. To date, over 700 items have been collected. The hand-knit and crocheted items have been sold at Komen Foundation events raising over $17,000 to support breast cancer patients and to fund breast cancer research and treatment through the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Los Angeles County Affiliate. Twenty-five percent of the total funds raised is donated to Komen's National Office for research and the remaining 75% stays in the local community and is awarded as grants to treatment centers and hospitals.

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