Pancreatic Craftacular

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 ā€“ 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.

Read more about our experiences with pancreatic cancer.

Love this business:They're donating proceeds from sales in the following manner:Type of item(s):Go shopping!
Tara of Blonde Chicken Boutique20% of EVERY skein of yarn sold until September 12th.YarnBlonde Chicken Boutique

Blonde Chicken Boutique yarns

Erica Jackofsky of Fiddle Knits Designs50% 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 patternsFiddle Knits

Fiddle Knits Designs

Natalie Servant of Wool Power50% of every knitting pattern sold in AugustCraft patternsNatalie Servant Designs
Eiffel Tower Shawl photo

Natalie Servant Designs

Carol Sulcoski of Black Bunny Fibers50% 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 patternsElectric Eyelet Socks pattern

Electric Eyelet Socks

Lindsey Ross of Yarnia10% of all online sales will be donated when you use code "PCRAFT10" at checkout, from now until September 12thYarnYarnia and Custom Yarn

Yarnia and Custom Yarn

Stephanie Klose of Pure and Strange as What I See25% of profits until Sept. 12JewelryPure and Strange as What I See
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Pure and Strange As What I See

Beth Todd of BethToddCreatzNow 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.
Handmade goodsBethToddCreatzBeth Todd Creatz image
Lisa Brideau of MakedAll proceeds (minus shipping) from sale of delica rings until Sept 15. =)JewelryMaked

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 kitPetal Edge Scarf kit
Mary Hague of mademary100% of sales on garlands from August 12 - September 12, 2010.Home decormademary
ML Egan of ML Egan Designs100% of all online pattern sales through September 12.Craft patternsML Egan Designsknotted cable side.jpg
Christabel Seneque of Herbivore Knits100% of all pattern sales throughout September.Craft patternsHerbivore Knitskiva beanie
Christa Giles of ChristaKnitsAll 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 patternsHeartbeat on Ravelry

All Christa Knits patterns
Heartbeat hat pattern, by Christa Giles

Heartbeat Hat

Laura Cohen of Krafti-Kit100% 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 kitsPuzzle Grab Balls Kit
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Puzzle Grab Balls Kit

Shannon Okey of knitgrrl.comAll proceeds from the sale of Copine pattern during the month of August.Craft patternsCopine on Ravelry

Copine cardigan

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 patternsElizabeth Carls patterns

Elizabeth Carls PDF patterns

Lee Meredith of leethal$1 for every knitting pattern (or ebook) sold through September 1st!Craft patternsLee's patterns

Lee's patterns and ebooks

Sheri Karobonik of Sheri Karobonik20% of all August sales from my studio on ArtFireHandmade goodsSheri Karobonik

Handmade goods by 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 patternsStar 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:

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