Don’t tell me that it can’t be done! I have been working on gathering patterns, knit/crocheted in gold to publish a collection for childhood cancer awareness with all proceeds going to childhood cancer research.
It has been slow going…..to say the least.
I know…….I’m a nobody in the fibre world, just another enthusiast among millions.
I know…….designing patterns is a lot of work and a big ask, especially when asking people to do it for free.
AND I know…….children are dying around me because they have run out of options due to lack of research!
…….children, I personally know, are being diagnosed with cancer for the first time. Two in the last month! Add those to the 1,500 children diagnosed this year in Canada.
…….children, I personally know, are relapsing because what is being done is NOT WORKING!
…….children, I personally know, like my daughter, are suffering from huge, chronic and life-threatening health problems because the toxic treatments damaged them so severely. [98% of ALL childhood cancer survivors suffer this fate.]
I am SICK of this crap!
Yes, I know that a collection of patterns is not going to change the world BUT
maybe, just maybe it could help more people become aware of the issues,
maybe, just maybe the funds raised will help find better treatments.
I can’t do the research. I can’t change the policies that allocate pennies to childhood cancer research when compared to the millions invested in adult cancers. I can’t make my daughter all better.
BUT this I can do! Don’t tell me I can’t! Don’t tell me there are not fibre designers out there who, like me, are willing to donate some time to try and make a difference. I know there are! I know the fibre community to be full of big, generous, fluffy hearts of love! I have found a few but not enough. I keep running into roadblocks and people telling me what a difficult thing I am trying to do.
So I am doing what I should have done months ago…..
I am asking all my friends and followers to please help! Looking for something good to do this Christmas? This is it: Ask your friends and followers if they can help.
I need DESIGNERS to donate a knit/crochet pattern, in gold [Gold could be anything from delicate and creamy to bright and happy to dark and splendid and it is the color for childhood cancer awareness.] for free. Contact me for more details.
I need YARNIES to dedicate a colourway in September, 2014, to childhood cancer awareness. [Not looking for yarn donations.]
I need a LOGO DESIGNER to donate time and talents.
I need EDITORS to donate time and talents.
I need PROMOTERS to donate time and talents.
I need KNITTERS/CROCHETERS willing to donate time to make some things to help with promotion.
I need ……SMART PEOPLE, with big hearts, willing to help, to donate time and talents, to do whatever needs to be done.
Thank-you and Merry Christmas!
ps: still working on naming the project……really need a logo designer ASAP.