Sunday February 4 was World Cancer Day. I felt that it did not get enough attention on social networking. It's so vitally important that we as fiber artists (including sewists) support cancer fighters. (I hesitate to call them victims. So many of the people I have met with cancer have a victorious not a victims attitude) It is important that cancer fighters know that they are being thought of while they are in the middle of the battle.
Last year (Jan. 7, 2017) one such victor did pass on from this earth to heaven leaving a husband and 4 children behind but her legacy shines brightly. Amy and I never actually met in person she was a friend of my parents. I followed her journey and tried to help by knitting and crocheting for her. She IS a beacon of hope to this day as many remember her with great respect. Today's blog is dedicated to her legacy. 🎀
Many of the fiber artists I know are looking for ways to help others, to reach out with our talents to those who truly need comforting. I hope today's lists will help you in that quest.
Children are some of our bravest fighters. It's so difficult to think of young ones struggling through cancer. Here are some charities that need your help. These projects are offered 100% free of charge to any cancer patient or patient dealing with hair loss due to disease. There are websites that charge cancer patients for hats and other comfort products. please know that you can donate to these organizations with confidence.
Some of the stories I hear from cancer fighters are heartbreaking and yet challenging. I've never charged anyone for a warm cap or scarf to keep warm while undergoing treatment for cancer or other diseases. Nor do these organizations
This may look like a short list, and it is, but these charities have been vetted by myself or my daughter T.k. Wilson. Please note that if you are looking for a charity in your specific state you can turn to the Crochet Crowd. As the poet Horace once said: "Whatever advice you give, be brief." And I shall. Thank you all for reading and for caring!
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