It’s that time of year again! I will soon be participating in the 2nd annual Knit-in to Knit Away FA. I had a lot of fun last year joining Kaps for Kendall and all the knitters who turned out for their first event.
As I mentioned before, Kaps For Kendall was created in memory of Kendall to “raise money to fight Fanconi anemia, the disease that took the life of our sister, and to provide special hats for kids and adults, who have lost their hair from chemotherapy and radiation.”
“Fanconi anemia (FA), named for Swiss pediatrician, Guido Fanconi, is a very rare, recessive genetic disorder…Fanconi anemia is an inherited type of anemia that leads to bone marrow failure. Though considered primarily a blood disease, FA may affect all systems of the body. It is a complex and chronic disorder that is psychologically demanding. FA is also a cancer-prone disease, affecting patients decades earlier than the general population.” (From the Fanconi Anemia website)
On Saturday, April 28th, Kaps for Kendall is hosting their 2nd Annual Knit-In to Knit Away FA! Many Colorado knitters will spend the day together knitting hats to donate to patients undergoing treatments that cause hair loss. If you are in Colorado and would like to join me at the Knit-In, you can register here!
Besides knitting hats during the Knit-in (I finished 2 last year, can I knit more this year?), I will also be collecting sponsorships, 100% of which will go to the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund.
I know finances are tight for a lot of people right now, but if you have even a few dollars to spare for this wonderful cause I would greatly appreciate it! If you are interested in donating, you can do so by check or online:
- Go to Knit Away FA!
- Scroll towards the bottom to Sponsor a Knitter
- Choose my name – Terrie Durgin
- Press Pay Now
Thank you so much for your support and for reading this post :)