This project is a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Connections; a non-profit based in Palo Alto, CA that offers support to those dealing with breast cancer. In addition to support groups, they also provide opportunity to attend discussions with medical providers who are able to answer questions regarding treatment, symptoms, and prevention.
More than this, Breast Cancer Connections also organizes a boutique where clients can "shop" for wigs and hats (all provided at no charge!), and they have an oncology esthetician who meets with clients to offer beauty tips!
The collection is available as an e-book (.pdf) download via Ravelry, and 100% of the proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Connections. There are many ways you can contribute:
- Purchase the e-book for yourself, or as gifts for friends on Ravelry - Everyone gets a varied collection of knitting (and one crochet!) patterns that they can make for themselves, or give as gifts
- Use the patterns to make some hats for Breast Cancer Connections - have each member of your craft group purchase a copy of the collection (raising money for BCC), and then do a drive to make and donate hats. Mail them in with notes of support as a goodwill group effort
- Blog/Chat/Share the good deeds: Talk with your online and social media friends about the collection and the importance of self exams, checkups, and preventative care. Use your voice to provide support to others. Contemplate and discuss other ways to help others in your community
- Donate - either time, talent, or money to help improve the lives of others.
The slideshow below shows the different patterns available in the collection. Use the arrows or the thumbnail images below to navigate, and click on an image to be directed to the pattern's page on Ravelry.
Good Deeds Drawing!
Want to enter? (I know you do!!) - here's how:
Post a comment on this blog post, sharing an example of a good deed you do for others, or that someone does for you. (Be sure to include your name and email address so you can be contacted if you're the winner!)
Deadline to enter: 11:59PM PST, November 10, 2013
The winner will be announced on November 11, 2013.
Enter as many times as you like before the deadline. All winners will be selected by random number generator. Thank you, and good luck, good deed-doers!!