The statistics are horrifying~~ It is estimated that over 230,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer during this past year. Ninety-five percent of these cases occurred in women 40 years of age and older. As horrid as those numbers are, they are an improvement over the previous year. And those numbers are an improvement over the year before -- thanks to increased awareness, better detection methods, and remarkable new treatments.
YOU ARE ALL INVITED
"Pink Scarf Project."
Simply stated - it has only one goal~
To bring a smile to the face of a woman who is fighting her own battle with breast cancer.
You are all invited to participate
by making or purchasing a scarf for donation.
Do you knit-crochet-sew?
Does your ladies club or craft group need a project?
Does your ladies church group wish to participate?
Are you totally NOT crafty?
Would you like to purchase a pink scarf for this project?
The guidelines for this project are simple--
just make or purchase a pink scarf
in any style or design that you wish
as long as it is predominately
You may send the scarf (as many as you wish!)
to me at anytime during this next year.
This is a year long project and will be ongoing
from October 2012-October 2013.
A special address for these donations has been created~
"Pink Scarf Project"
311 West Main Street
Grayson, Ky 41143
(Please note that this address is for scarf donations only.)
Everyone who participates by making a scarf donation
will be entered into a special contest
to win a beautiful knitted and beaded wrap
that I have created specifically
for this event~
Featuring exquisite fringe and a beautiful beaded ribbon detail along one end--
this wrap is my one of a kind creation.
I've filled it with heartfelt thanks to all of you
for participating in this unique project.
This wrap is so very special-
I've poured my heart and soul into making it so exquisite and beautiful for you.
The winner will be announced NEXT October 1
as we conclude this year long project
Breast Cancer Awareness nests make their debut.
Please come here and leave a comment when you donate a scarf. You will be entered to win every time you leave a comment. You may enter as many times as you wish. ~~~ Every single scarf that I receive will be photographed and featured here on my blog throughout the coming year. ~~~ I'll share the name of the person or group who made the donation and link to your blog if you have one. ~~ If you have a personal message that you would like me to share along with the photo of your donation- a memory, a dedication,a message- Please include it along with the scarf in a note to me. (please limit your message to 6 or 8 sentences or a small paragraph)
The scarves will be collected throughout this next year October 2012-October 2013.
Next October your gifts of love and support will be donated to women who are braving their own battle against Breast Cancer. ~~~ Your beautiful scarves will be shared between two of my friends -- LeAnnand Donna (fellow bloggers) and courageous ladies who have recently waged their own personal fight against Breast Cancer. ~~~ I wanted these gifts of love to deliver a personal message -- to show women who are undergoing treatment for Breast Cancer that they are in our hearts and prayers. ~~ Both LeAnn and Donna will share your precious gifts with ladies at centers where they received their own treatments. ~~ (LeAnn is one of the artists contributing to the design of the Breast Cancer Awareness Nest.)
Please spread the word of this special project amongst your friends --
both here in blogland and beyond,
by sharing the "Pink Scarf Project" badge
on your own personal blogs.
You may leave a comment here telling me that
you are sharing the badge
or that you have created a special post.
(In which case I will love you forever!)
Everyone who shares the message of this project
(by placing the badge on their blog OR creating a post OR both!!)
will be entered to win a beautiful mini-inspirational quote album
this album will be a keepsake that you will treasure.
Just leave me a comment here on this post
telling me that you have helped
to spread this message
"Pink Scarf Project".
The winner will be announced NEXT October 1 at the conclusion of this year long
Celebration of Women!
"Make a scarf~ Make a difference." ~~~
I want to thank you all in advance ~ because I know that this is going to be an amazing project. I know that you will fill my mailbox with your gifts of love and support for women who are desperately fighting for their lives. This is our way to bring a smile -- to send a hug-- to make a perfect stranger feel that someone cares. "Make a scarf and make a difference." You guys are the greatest!~~xoxo
When I am in San Francisco, I am a city lady. When I am in Grass Valley, I am a country kid. I like museums, reading, pilates, crafting, hiking, charity work and my retirement. Favorites~Jane Eyre, Out of Africa, NCIS, bird sounds and the sound of the tuba. Hero~Mother Teresa. My blog will have "a litte of this and a little of that." I love my cat ROCKY.