Saturday, November 2, 2013

Pink Scarf Project Full Circle

In October of 2012 I became involved in "The Pink Scarf Project".  This has been on my sidebar for a year.
The project was started by my blog buddy Vicki, at 2 Bags Full.  You can read all about it at her beautiful blog!  I can't believe a year as gone by so quickly.  I had some great friends here in my little town as well as other places over the country and globe contribute beautiful scarves. Some were purchased by folks who, like me(!), don't knit or crochet.  Most of the scarves I received however, were hand made.  So thoughtful, so beautiful.  Here is just an example:
My best friend Donna from Starkey Hollow was diagnosed last year with breast cancer and hearing about this project to make and give scarves to breast cancer patients really hit home. I decided to jump on this bandwagon.  It was my way of supporting Donna and others going through treatment.  Well, the month of October was the deadline to hand these beauties out.  Vicki asked Donna to give them out where she had her treatments.  I gave some to our hospital last week and the Cleveland Clinic, Wooster Ohio, will receive them also.  I made arrangements with our outpatient department where the chemo treatments are given, to hand them out.  They were really excited to participate. I contacted our hospital public relations person about it also and she had our local newspaper contact me.  The reporter came and interviewed Donna and me and did a great job of reporting!  I gave him a photo of 2 of our nurses from outpatient, Jenny and Kathy, accepting the scarves.
Today the article was in the paper and I hope they enjoyed their pic and the article!
The moto for this project was "Make a scarf, make a difference".  I added, "Give a scarf, give a smile".  I hope all who receive these gifts from the heart enjoy them and understand that we are all hoping for a cure and they are not alone in their fight. Thanks everyone who sent Vicki and myself the beautiful scarves that will touch so many lives.  Bloggers are the best!!
 
 

15 comments:

Julia said...

Yea for a great job done Yaya. The year sure went fast.
The New Breast Cancer Survivors will be touched by the kindness of many participant in this project.

My daughter gave me some pink mittens last Christmas and it has a Breast Cancer pink ribbon logo on them so now I'll have to knit a pink scarf for myself to go with it.

Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs,
JB

Shady Del Knight said...

This is heartwarming, YaYa. I was on the road today and on the trip back home I passed a billboard promoting The Pink Scarf Project. Who says one person can't make a difference? Even if you make one person's day a little brighter it's worth it. I applaud you for getting organized and pursuing all possible avenues including the media to raise awareness about this worthy cause. You have touched many lives and bestowed joy and hope with your gestures of kindness, dear friend!

Sweet Tea said...

Where have I been?
This is the first time I've heard of this and I think it's WONDERFUL!
You're a "class act"!!

acorn hollow said...

So wonderful I hope it brings lots of joy in very hard times
Cathy

Munir said...

What a heart warming project and what a great friend you have been. I remember reading your posts about Donna. Last year too, the pictures of scarves you had posted were very pretty. Hopefully I will start making some and may be in next year I can give some out during the walk we have here in Wood Berry commons. You are not only helpful but inspiring as well!

gin said...

awesome project. tho, i didn't participate in the project, I did keep up with it thru vicki's blog. I also have another blogger friend, YarniGras, who made some beautiful scarfs and sent to Vicki for the project. And how sweet of you to be a participant in the project by using your connections to give some smiles to the fighters.

Mrs Catch said...

Well done! You know how close to my heart cancer projects are. I hope the scarves bring a lot of joy and comfort to the ladies who receive them.

selvageedge said...

Such a beautiful project. What a blessing to be able to have these scarves for the ladies in our area. I was looking at the photos on Vicki's blog, and the scarves are gorgeous!

Sush said...

How did i miss this? What a wonderful idea, Kathy! I know you and Donna are bests and what a wonderful way to celebrate your love for each other! Big hugs~

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

We are all in this fight. Three of my beloved family has passed..and that does not include my parents.
My sister is on the Chemo pills after having surgery..it's been over five years for her now..
You are right..it's a fight we are all in!

Willow said...

That is so thoughtful and a good way to rally around with care and kindness and give some warming support .

Hena Tayeb said...

That is beautiful.. a wonderful cause.

Vicki Boster said...

Kay- you are so wonderful to participate is such a generous way with this project. I'm so very grateful for all your special efforts in this great cause. It's been a blessing all the way around. Can't wait to meet you and Donna-- love you.

Can you send me a link to the newspaper article?

Xoxo
Vicki

Weekend-Windup said...

Great work!!! Keep doing...

Rick Watson said...

Well done. That is a great cause and a great way to support.