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While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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Breast Cancer Scarves

My name is Mary, and I belong to an on-line knitting group that encompasses the US and UK. We have 28 members and have been in existance for about 5 years. The most amazing thing about our group is that we have never met in person. We have started a charity program knitting breast cancer scarves. We started our project in March of 05 and our deadline is October 15th in time for Breast Cancer awareness month. We are working with a social worker with the Swedish Tumor Institute in Seattle through Swedish Hospital. The recipients of our scarves will be undergoing treatment for breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Our scarves are pink but come in all varieties. Some are short, long, thin, wide, decorative, warm, and triangular shaped. Some have fringe, some do not. It has been the most fun.....we all are addicted to pink now :) We've bought pink sandals, pink earrings, pink purses, pink blouses, and tons of pink yarn. We currently have 46 scarves collected to date, but are calculating a return of about 122 by October 15th.

Another amazing thing has been our knitting friends. When they learned what we (knitgals) as a group were doing, they hopped on board and started helping us with our knitting. Our member Jody from Florida and her friends are responsible for 33 of our scarves. I can't wait to see them. Knitting for charity is very rewarding. I am hoping that a woman going through chemotherapy wondering "why me" will find some heart felt love from one of our scarves. These are some of the Lion Brand yarns used is some of our scarves-Chenille Thick & Quick, Fun Fur, Glitterspun, Jamie, Landscapes & Lion Suede! Our project was lightly written up in an on-line publication The Bainbridge Buzz.

Mary Neill

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