Saturday, 17 October 2009

relay for life

I read about this at Bellsknits. A group of knitters in WA are taking part in the Cancer Council's Relay for Life to raise funds for the Cancer Council's research. They'll be knitting as they walk. How cool is that!

This group has also organised some wonderful prizes for knitters who donate. You can see the prizes, including some Wollmeise, and find out the details here.

I have donated to the Relay for Life every year now for some time. One of my sons and his wife take part every year and the other two grow beards, shave heads etc. for similar causes. However, so far this year, I haven't heard if they are doing it. So this was my opportunity.

My sister is a 12 year survivor of breast cancer although she's had a couple of nasty scares in that time and some dangerous illnesses caused by a compromised immune system. My mother had leukemia and my brother has had two operations for prostate cancer, although he's fine now. His wife died from bowel and liver cancer when their son was 10.

Every $5 donated gets you one entry in the prizes. Details of donation page to the Cancer Council itself and how to enter are on the link above.


Bells said...

nice work promoting the WA girls Jan!

Claudia said...

Hi Jan,

Thank you for your donation and special thanks for the promotion! We've made $500 AUD from the raffle so far, and hoping for more!