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The 2019 Cancer Challenge is almost here….
October is Cancer Awareness Month. The 2019 Crochet Cancer Challenge will be the 6th annual event and trust me, this is gearing up for the best year ever!
Each year the challenge is essentially the same with some small changes. The goal is the same:
We (all the designers participating) are calling all crocheters out there to pledge to crochet as many hats as possible. Crochet the hats from our newly released patterns that we are offering for free in exchange for your donation of that hat to a cancer patient or cancer center near you. This will reach so many corners around the world and will touch so many people during a very challenging time in their lives.
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Many / Most of us have been affected by cancer in some way. It is difficult to see someone go through cancer and/or chemotherapy. But with a community standing beside them makes the battle slightly less daunting. In honor of my Uncle Jeff, who lost his battle in September of 2014, I am hosting the 6th annual Cancer Challenge.
How does the Crochet Cancer Challenge work?
It is pretty simple and straight forward. I am asking all of you crocheters out there, to help make hats for cancer patients and cancer survivors. The hats can be made for someone you know, someone your friends know, a co-worker, teacher, neighbor, or even a complete stranger. You can make as many hats as you can and donate them to your local cancer center. If a cancer center is not in your area you can contact me and and I can help you find a place or organization to send them to.
How long does the crochet cancer challenge last?
The challenge will begin October 1 and run through October 31. Each day of the month there will be a featured designer who will offer a FREE hat pattern in exchange for your pledge to make a hat to donate. That is 31 Free Hat Patterns as long as you promise to Donate 31 Hats. To keep everyone on track I am asking that all pledges be fulfilled by the end of 2019.
Sign up to follow by email (sign up below), this way you won’t miss any posts, updates, or patterns during the Challenge. More information will be posted over the next couple weeks. I will be highlighting the following topics and will add links as a reference once they have been posted:
Information Links for the Cancer Challenge
- What type of hat should I make, what sizes and where should I get the patterns, click HERE
- What type of yarn is recommended for the hats, click HERE
- Where should I donate my hats, click HERE
- A fun “start early” project you can add to your hats, click HERE
- Challenge others to join and more fun information, click HERE