It is my sincerest hope that everyone has a pleasant and relaxing weekend filled with soft yarn and fast needles.
I also hope that this weekend you will mark your calendar for October 2-11, 2015 where a special Ebay auction will be taking place for a very special cause.
A couple of months ago, I featured a charity that is dear to my heart as I have personally been affected by cancer and lost someone I loved from the disease.
Let me give you a brief background on the Cast Off Chemo! charity. The mission of Cast Off Chemo! is to raise money for a medical trial of an alternative cancer treatment that uses your bodies own antibodies to fight cancer cells instead of using destructive chemotherapy.
The goal? To raise $1 million for the clinical trial to move forward on making this treatment of tomorrow here today.
I cannot stress enough how groundbreaking and important this research and treatment will be for those with any form of cancer and not just breast cancer that is one of the main focuses of the research.
Now back to the auction:
On October 2nd, an Ebay auction begins that will last for 11 days. During this auction ALL PROCEEDS will be going to fund this clinical trial. Just some of the products available for bid are:
- Crochet Hooks
- Knitting Needles from Hiya Hiya and Denise Interchangeables
- Subscriptions from major yarn industry publishers
- Yarns from: Skacel, Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts, Berroco, Tahki Stacy Charles, Mountain Colors, Imperial Stock Ranch, Trendsetter Yarns and more!
Be sure to check out their website as well for updated auction information as we get closer to October at castoffchemo.org.
Of course you can continue to help the cause before and after this auction by purchasing one of the 50 patterns available for $5 each on their site, sponsoring a fundraising event at your local yarn store or knitting group, or donating on their website.
If every knitter and crocheter were to donate just $1, we would have more than enough funds to start this important clinical trial.So join me on October 2nd to raise money for the cure and to help Cast Off Chemo!