On September 12th, 2010, my family will participate in a big fundraiser to support The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. 100% of raised funds will go directly to research to fight this devastating disease, the 5-year survival rate for which is a tragic 5%. About ten percent of pancreatic cancer cases are hereditary. My family has been ravaged by this disease – my paternal grandmother and my father’s brother and sister all succumbed to the disease before the age of seventy.
To support research to develop an efficient, effective early screening test and to work toward a cure, my goal is to raise $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 by September 12th. Please donate here.
Or maybe just go shopping! The following generous crafters are donating a portion or all of the proceeds of some of their sales to my campaign. Great for gift-giving! Great for indulging yourself! And super-fantastic-awesome for pancreatic cancer research. If you’d like to donate a portion of your crafts sales, just fill in the form below the listings and I’ll add you to this page ASAP. (And thank you!)
NEW! If you’ve made a donation or make a donation before noon on Monday, September 13th, leave a comment on this post to be entered to win awesome yarn and fibre prizes! Prizes have been donated by Amanda Allen and Dyeabolical.
|Love this business:||They're donating proceeds from sales in the following manner:||Type of item(s):||Go shopping!|
|Tara of Blonde Chicken Boutique||20% of EVERY skein of yarn sold until September 12th.||Yarn||Blonde Chicken Boutique|
|Erica Jackofsky of Fiddle Knits Designs||50% of all pattern pdf sales made on my website (or Ravelry shop). This offer will continue until through September 11, 2010. Please do mention that Kim Werker sent you!||Craft patterns||Fiddle Knits|
|Natalie Servant of Wool Power||50% of every knitting pattern sold in August||Craft patterns||Natalie Servant Designs|
|Carol Sulcoski of Black Bunny Fibers||50% of the purchase price of the pattern for the Electric Eyelet Socks, through December 23, 2010, in memory of Carol's father, who died of pancreatic cancer on that day in 2009.||Craft patterns||Electric Eyelet Socks pattern|
|Lindsey Ross of Yarnia||10% of all online sales will be donated when you use code "PCRAFT10" at checkout, from now until September 12th||Yarn||Yarnia and Custom Yarn|
|Stephanie Klose of Pure and Strange as What I See||25% of profits until Sept. 12||Jewelry||Pure and Strange as What I See|
|Beth Todd of BethToddCreatz||Now through September 12, 2010, I will donate $1 for every PDF pattern sold in either of my Etsy shops or through Ravelry.|
Also, I will donate 10% of listed price of my handmade boutique originals in any of my Etsy shops or my Artfire shop.
|Lisa Brideau of Maked||All proceeds (minus shipping) from sale of delica rings until Sept 15. =)||Jewelry||Maked|
|Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark of Kitchen Sink Dyeworks||$5 from each sale of Petal Edge Scarf kit. This is a simple, beginner-knitter-friendly lace-edged scarf that uses one skein of sock-weight yarn, dyed in the KSD colorway of your choice.||Craft kit||Petal Edge Scarf kit|
|Mary Hague of mademary||100% of sales on garlands from August 12 - September 12, 2010.||Home decor||mademary|
|ML Egan of ML Egan Designs||100% of all online pattern sales through September 12.||Craft patterns||ML Egan Designs|
|Christabel Seneque of Herbivore Knits||100% of all pattern sales throughout September.||Craft patterns||Herbivore Knits|
|Christa Giles of ChristaKnits||All proceeds from the online sale of Heartbeat pattern between June 1 and Aug 31, 2010, will be donated. Additionally, 50% of sales of any of other patterns will be donated if you mention "Kim Werker Sent Me" in the transaction.||Craft patterns||Heartbeat on Ravelry|
All Christa Knits patterns
|Laura Cohen of Krafti-Kit||100% from the sales of the Puzzle Grab Balls Kit will be donated. This is a sewing kit that is available in two fabric choices: black/white and celery/asian print. The kits sell for $10 each and I have 50 of them in stock.|
I will make this available until Labor Day or while supplies last.
|Craft kits||Puzzle Grab Balls Kit|
|Shannon Okey of knitgrrl.com||All proceeds from the sale of Copine pattern during the month of August.||Craft patterns||Copine on Ravelry|
|Elizabeth Carls||$1 for every PDF pattern ordered through my website between now and Sept. 1st. Just mention Kim Werker or the Pancreatic Craftacular when making your payment.||Craft patterns||Elizabeth Carls patterns|
|Lee Meredith of leethal||$1 for every knitting pattern (or ebook) sold through September 1st!||Craft patterns||Lee's patterns|
|Sheri Karobonik of Sheri Karobonik||20% of all August sales from my studio on ArtFire||Handmade goods||Sheri Karobonik|
|Star Athena of Keep on Knitting in the Free World||$1 for every knitting pattern or club sold August 5th through September 1st will be donated in memory of my grandpa.||Craft patterns||Star Athena Designs for sale on Ravelry|
The following companies have donated $500 or more:
- The Research House: The Research House provides clearances and research in the film and publishing industries.
The following people have committed to donating items to the pick-a-prize auction to be held the day of the event:
- Kari Chellouf: A handmade fuschia, orange, and yellow apron with polka dots and stripes, one of a kind, with a handwritten note. Scandalous!
- Tiia Secor of tiia lin: The Evyn Tote in Stripes and Neutrals and The Taryn Scarf in Ecru Lace
- Designated Dryden: Necklace and earrings, with horseshoes!
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