Many of you know that for the past 2 months, I've been training for the Boston Marathon. A friend of mine from Hong Kong emailed me and let me know that the charity that she ran the NYC marathon for, the Melanoma Foundation of New England, was looking for runners to run and fundraise for the Boston marathon. Right away I called my parents to get their advice. My mom, the other runner in the family, vehemently said you must do it! She had an amazing experience running Boston years ago and her encouragement along with reading up on this great charity won me over. So I'm reaching out to the craft communtiy to help support me in this exciting challenge.
The Melanoma Foundation's main mission is to reduce the incidence of melanoma in the New England region and to target the prevention and early detection of skin cancer. One of the scariest things I've learned since joining the charity team is that melanoma incidents are increasing more than most other cancers and that melanoma is the most common cancer among women aged 25-32.
My friends and family have helped get me started on my goal of raising $4000 by April 16th, 2012 but I need your help to make it rest of the way! What better way to get people excited than to do a giveaway on the blog too?! For donations of $50 I will send you a skein of any of Knit Collage yarn along with a set of size US 17 straight needles (take a peek at the needles below). For donations over $100, I'll send 2 skeins of your choice and the same needles. 100% of your donation will go to charity, we will match your donation with yarn.
Contributing is simple, all you need to do is visit my funraising page here. Once you've made a donation please email me confirmation along with the skein of yarn you'd like and your address. My email is email@example.com Your support is greatly appreciated. Please pass this along to anyone you think might be interested in supporting! Also, no amount is too small, even if you don't get the free yarn you'll be contributing to a fantastic charity.
May I suggest Bubblegum Twist from our Gypsy Garden yarn? A personal fave of mine!
US size 17 needles in Indian pinewood with neon pink painted knit collage logo! Thank you so much!