Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Knitters for Knockers!

Here we go!

The 6th annual Toronto Weekend to End Breast Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Hospital is September 5-7, 2008, and KNITTERS for KNOCKERS will be there!

Everyone is welcome to join our team: We'll take Knitters and Crocheters, Weavers and Spinners, Cross-Stitchers and Quilters… even persons who are not (yet) Fibre-Fanatical (though we can’t promise not to attempt to lure you over to the String Side).

Take a deep breath - and just do it! You will amaze yourself. It may seem that $2000 is a lot of money to raise and that 60-km over two days is a long distance to walk, but believe me: if I can do it (I did last year), so can you! You CAN make a difference.

The Weekend to End Breast Cancer has a tremendous support system in place to help with fundraising and with training. Last year, my first time, I raised an astonishing $4587 through a knitterly campaign. And we will work as a team to train for the walk and to help each member raise the funds and prepare for this life-changing experience.

As we train in the coming months, we’ll set up a flexible buddy system so that faster walkers can go at their pace and slower ones at theirs, but everybody will have someone walking with them throughout training and the WEBC walk for company and safety.

And of course we’ll be planning some extended training-walk/yarn-crawls (with reasonable breaks/pauses for fibre-refreshment) through downtown Toronto, East to the Beaches, and the West end :)

Let's work together to make Cancer history!

1 comment:

Heatherly said...

how incredible to have raised that much!
i am doing an inflammatory breast cancer awareness thing at my blog.