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Pink Ribbon Crafting For The Cure Supports Survivors

By October 1, 2009

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Pink Ribbon Pumpkin
Pink Ribbon Pumpkin
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Kellie Walenciak

Are you big on heart - but low on cash? Have time, materials and some creativity? Then you can make a gift to support and encourage a breast cancer survivor. Today marks the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the 25th Year of BCAM!

I've always enjoyed sewing, knitting, ceramics, cooking and gardening - those are skills I can use to give support to anyone who is fighting, or recovering from breast cancer. I was given small comfort pillows to use during my treatment - those were made by a church sewing group. My hair went on vacation when I started chemo, so I needed fitted caps and scarves - if you knit, there are many free patterns out there for these. Speaking of knitting, have you seen the knitted breasts? I haven't had the nerve to work on these while watching football with my father.

Whatever your craft, this month is a good time to dig out your stash of fabric scraps, unpack your leftover skeins of yarn, or paint a pumpkin pink! What will you do to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month? If you're a survivor in recovery, this is a good time to give back to other cancer patients, and if you're a creative person, whip up something good to share with someone that needs their spirit lifted. Your gift will be appreciated, no matter how little the cost, because it shows your love and support.

Have you made a gift for a breast cancer survivor? Please share your story and a photo of your craft with me. Your gift may inspire others to create something of lasting value that gives support when it is needed most.

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