Several years ago, we celebrated 1 million dollars of donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Through a partnership with our favorite crocheter, Vanna White, we donate a percentage of sales of all her yarns to this extraordinary hospital. We’ve been working with Vanna for over a decade, and it was essential to her that our collaboration have a charitable purpose. As a result of her dream, we’re approaching the 2 million dollar donation mark, and you play a role! Because every time you choose one of Vanna’s Signature Yarns, a portion goes toward St. Jude. Their April Patient of the Month, Janie, is one of the many children touched by your crafting.
Janie is a busy two-year-old, and she has blood cancer. She was diagnosed last year, and her parents felt hopeless. With a diagnosis like acute lymphoblastic leukemia, it didn’t seem like there were any possibilities. Her dad Joe shared, “Growing up, at my age, if anybody had that, it was a bleak future for them.” Then, Janie was sent to St. Jude, which has the best survival rate in the world for this disease. She’ll undergo several years of chemo, and it’s possible she’ll be cancer-free by kindergarten. Because of the support of companies like Lion Brand and visionaries like Vanna White, families do not pay out-of-pocket for care. Her family is receiving the care they need, while she gets better. Finally, the future seems possible for Janie.