May 31, 2007

A Good Cause

It’s been said before, but I’ll say it again: Knitters are some of the most warm-hearted and generous people around.

In that spirit, I would like to bring your attention to some fundraising Valerie is doing.

Please go look at this post on her blog.

Valerie’s daughter is a cancer survivor. I’m not a parent so I can only imagine the terror and heartbreak of watching your darling baby fight cancer. While I’m sure my imagination doesn’t even come close to the reality, I still feel so much sadness for those who have faced such trauma.

Cancer is so insidious and cruel and unfortunately touches way too many lives. It is easy to feel helpless. But you can help.

Valerie is raising money for pediatric cancer research through a Virtual Lemonade Stand to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Please read what Val has to say. Then see if you can help her by donating some money. Even if it’s a small amount. If you can give more, wonderful! But every little bit counts.

Even the biggest, most complex, knitted projects are made up of individual knits and purls. Every tiny stitch goes towards making the whole. So too, with giving to a good cause, every cent contributes to the goal. Maybe our knitterly understanding of this is what makes the knitter community such a powerful force in fundraising. We know that when we join together as a group and each give just a little bit, the results can be truly impressive.