Welcome to a community for crafters of all types who enjoy using their work to help support non profit groups promote research that will lead to cures for a variety of illnesses. Your ideas are what matter. Their are so many resources out their if we pull together we can help inspire others who want to help, but need to information on organizations and events they can support.
Etsy Shop Owner Mayra Mendoza has set up the following donations
to go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
**With every purchase of her Pink Rose Crowns10 percent will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation as a thank you.** Thank you for fighting the fight for our sisters Thank you for supporting us and letting survivors and family know they are not alone. Thank you for making us aware, Mayra Mendoza
Thank you Mayra Mendoza for supporting the fight to find a cure for Breast Cancer.
Hat Box Foundation was established in the winter of 2007 as a
volunteer-based non-profit organization with a mission to make and distribute
FREE hand-made hats to people with cancer and others in need.
We believe something made from the heart can help heal the human
spirit. With that in mind, each hat distributed through the foundation is 100%
hand-knitted or crocheted by a group of volunteers across the country. Since
each hat is made by hand, each hat is unique and offers that special ingredient
of kindness. And because of the generous donations from our volunteers and
sponsors, we are able to give the hats FREE of charge to the well-deserving
recipients. As we expand our efforts across the US, we hope you will join us in our
Hat Box Foundation is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public
The above information is directly from the Hat Box Foundation Web Page. They are a well established charaity an if you know a hospital or center in need you may be able to contact them, to see how to add them so they can receive hats. Links to free pattern Crochet patterns
Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings on special meaning to many of us. So many people have been Breast Cancer patients, or family members and friends of Cancer patients. There is more hope each day as new progress is being made to fight this beast. Research and cures for all types of Cancer will benefit other cancers in the long run. This is a great time to reach out and help. For me this is a bitter sweet event, my best friend did not have her cancer detected soon enough, she fought a brave battle for 5 years. I learned so much as I spent quality time with her, daughter and family during her last six months, going to Chemotherapy treatments at Duke University and seeing people there with spirit and hope from teens to the elderly was a life changing experience. We went out to do her favorite activity; Bingo and spent lots of time just sitting on her couch together. God blessed me by letting me hold her hand as she took her last breath and her spirit left her broken vessel. It has been fourteen years now and there is so many advanced treatments and medications. We can't depend on the government to fund the research that is needed. If we can all do a little, we can change the world. If you are a Cancer Patient or a Friend or Family member has Cancer let me know and I will put you in my prayers. I believe we can win this one.
Please let me know of any projects you are working on for Breast Cancer Awareness and send a picture if you can and I will be happy to post it, lets inspire others. I will also post any special events you have going on in your communities.
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I am a stay at home mom who spends most of her day taking care of two daughters who battle Cystic Fibrosis. Melanie is 17 and Rosie is 12. Melanie and I learned to knit a few years ago during one of our 3 week hospital stays and we have been hooked ever since. Melanie is also the creator of the duct tape creations you see on this site.
Last year we started traveling to St Louis Children's Hospital every 6 months for pre-lung transplant care for Melanie. She will need a double lung transplant in the near future. In January 2012 Rosie's health took a turn for the worse. She will also be seeing the lung transplant team beginning in April. It is a 5 hour drive one way for us to travel from our home to St Louis. When the time comes, part of our family will need to relocate to St Louis. At that time we will have two household expenses (staying at the Ronald McDonald house will cost us $750 a month).
Our main goal of this etsy shop is to bring in some extra income to help off set the expenses we will face in the near future. We very much appreciate your interest in our creations. Our family has truly been blessed and we hope to be able to share some of that with you.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month I like to make some ribbons and other items. I wear mine and keep a couple extra in my purse. If someone coments on it, or starts up a conversation about breast cancer I always have one to pass on to that person.
I hope you never know the fear of Cancer, oh how I dislike that word.
I was holding my very good friend's hand when she took her last breath as breast cancer, that led to other cancers, to her home to heaven.
That was about 10 years ago and their have been so many improvments to care and the level of treatment. We need to stay vigalant and keep up the fight. Support in some small way any type of Cancer research, I truley believe a cure will come out of the research community that will open the door to helping to cure all Cancers. It just is not happening fast enough.
My prayers are with you and your families that are having to go through Cancer treatment! "Never give up, never give up"