March Mini UpdateI’ve been so busy this month that I almost forgot to post a monthly update! I didn’t get a new project designed in time to add a pattern, but I do have a couple of updates.
Breast Cancer Charity UpdatesMy cousin, Emily Druchunas, is participating in the AVON Walk For Breast Cancer this October in New York City. Her mom had breast cancer and has been cancer-free for six years. Emily sent this email to me: Hello friends and family! I’ve recently been approached by a friend of mine with the brilliant idea of participating in the AVON Walk For Breast Cancer. As many of you may know my life was affected by breast cancer when my mom was diagnosed with it six years ago. Many of us know someone who has struggled with breast cancer, and the toll it took on their lives or someone close to them. As it stands, I have registered myself as an AVON walker, but to participate in the 39.3 mile marathon I need to raise $1,800 by October of this year. I know it’s a hefty sum, and that all of our pocketbooks are lighter these days, but if we could all pitch in a little then maybe we’ll end up with a big ol’ bundle. Every dime will get us another step closer to a cure (no pun intended…okay, well I am my fathers daughter too)! If I fail to make the goal of $1,800, whatever money we have raised will still go to Avon’s cancer research, however I will not be able to join in the two day marathon in NYC. I’m hoping I’ll be there with my running shoes on on October 7th and 8th, but I will need everyone’s help. I’ve never attempted anything like this before, and you all know me…I would never ask for help if it wasn’t desperately needed or for something I care very deeply about. Please help me to help others. If you know of anyone that would be interested in helping me achieve my goal would you please forward them this e-mail. You can visit my personal page that I have set up for myself. There you will be able to track my progress, read my reasons for participating and make a donation if you so choose. I’ll keep it updated as often as possible with new information and pictures of me and my cohorts in training. Please don’t be shy, pop in for a visit! Thanks so much for your time and support. I’d be thrilled if some Knitting for Change readers would contribute to help Emily reach her goal.
Knitty’s Breast Cancer Awareness Mini-Issue. I didn’t have time to get a new project finished for this month, but I found this fantastic Knitty mini-issue to support breast cancer awareness. The issue is a special PDF pattern booklet that you can download and print. It includes these patterns: