Breast Cancer Fundraiser

On Sunday, DF Andy and I went to one of our LYS The Whole Nine Yarns in Woodstock for a Breast Cancer Fundraiser. All of the proceeds went to a local support group Sisters of Support. There was a small fee to attend and we got to choose a ball of pink yarn at the door. The purpose of the yarn was for all of us to work on afghan squares that will be joined and create afghans that will be auctioned or raffled off to raise more money.

The Whole Nine Yarns did a really great job and it was well attended. There was also a silent auction and many vendors donated wonderful items. I bid on and won a package that included a subscription to Vogue Knitting Magazine, 2 skeins of purple Lorna's Laces yarn, Nicky Epstein's Knitting On The Edge and a shiny pink bag for everything to go into.

The attendees were divided up into several teams and we "competed" in several activities throughout the afternoon - in between knitting on our squares. The "event" that I competed in required moving a rubber band stretched across my face and around my head (just above my upper lip) to below my lower lip without using my hands. If you find yourself with 10 or 15 minutes of free time and wonder what you should do, try this out. It's bizarre and I don't think that I moved my rubber band one millimeter before one of the gentleman of the crowd won the contest.

Keep clicking on The Breast Cancer Site for free mammograms. If they reach the goal of giving away 500 free mammograms this month, Bare Necessities is going to give away another 200 free mammograms so every click counts! You can see that we are at 52% of the goal and it's mid-month.


Jean in Georgia said...

Glad that you had a good time and got to support such a great cause!

Jennie said...

It sounds like it was a fun day for such a worthy cause. I just clicked and it is up to 61%.
Great job!