Thursday, June 16, 2011

If I were a knitter ...

I would SO want to knit these!!!
Sock Kit for Ovarian Cancer
The Skacel Collection, a wholesaler of high-end yarns and needles, has introduced the "Egg-stra" Special Sock Kit.  Designed by Rosemary "Chappy" Chapman, the Teal color of Trekking in this kit is the official color designated to ovarian cancer, and has been specially dyed just for this cause.  Every design aspect of this sock, from the cuff to the toe, is a reminder to all of us that ovarian cancer can be beaten if we, as women, unite.  

Skacel will be donating $15.00 for each kit sold, to the Marsha Rivken Center for Ovarian Cancer Research.  To date ... they have already raised $34,550 of their goal of $100,000.
The owner of Skacel's sister, Susanne, is now a 3 year survivor of Ovarian Cancer.  I met Susanne last week at the kick off for a summer fund raiser to support the Rivken center.  

Sadly, 10-years after having been diagnosed with this disease ... Susanne is the only other survivor that I have ever met ... there just aren't enough of us.  Susanne is doing well and I was so happy to introduce myself and let her know that I am about to hit 10 years! 

Know the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer:

  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
  • Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)
Recognizing and knowing that the change in my "urinary urgency and frequency" is why I am alive today.  It took 3 months to convince my doctor that there was an issue ... but we still caught it early enough.

I am not a knitter ... but I know some, and I am definitely going to buy a few of these for them ... won't you join me in helping raise money for such a worthy cause?

And thanks to all of you for continuing to help me spread the word ... please help me share the message ...

All the best

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this post. I will certainly share it with everyone that I know. My younger sister died 5 1/2 years ago after a 4 year battle with Ovarian cancer. It is a cause that is near and dear to me. Congratulations on making the 10 year mark. Sounds to me that you have conquered your battle. I will continue to keep you in my heart.


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