Celebrating 10 years and over $50,000 raised, hundreds of items have been collected here in San Diego and sold at Susan G. Komen events across the county, including the Race for the Cure® in San Diego’s Balboa Park. 75% of the funds raised from your creations remain here in San Diego to cover every step of the breast health journey – from education, outreach, mammograms, and diagnostics, to surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and material and financial support like meals, mortgage payments, child care, prosthetics and wigs. The remaining 25% of each dollar raised funds national research to discover the causes of breast cancer and, ultimately, its cures.
How to get involved
Grab some yarn and needles and whip something up!! Hats and scarves are always our biggest hits! Fingerless gloves and headbands are popular too. Then drop off or mail your donation to one of the collection sites listed below. Be sure to include your name, address and email address with your donation. If you would like, you may also include a note sharing your “reason” for participating in this worthwhile cause. Perhaps you would like to make your donation in memory of someone special. Donations will be accepted through October 27, 2014.
NEW THIS YEAR…In addition to knitting some amazing items for the sale, last year a group of knitters from North County San Diego formed a team and participated in the Race for the Cure® raising several thousand dollars to help in the fight against breast cancer. This year, they are inviting all of you to join them!! To register, go to www.sdkomen.org and follow the steps to join team Knitters for the Cure. If you are not able to join the team but would like to support them with a tax deductible donation, you can do so at the above mentioned site or by sending a check to the Susan G. Komen address listed below. Be sure to include the team name on your check.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Barbara LaMark, Knit for the Cure Chairperson -Susan G. Komen for the Cure in San Diego Reach her at 858-573-2760, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure – 4699 Murphy Canyon Road, Ste. 102B, San Diego, CA, 92123
Yarning for You – 1001 W. San Marcos Blvd, Ste. 180, San Marcos, CA 92078
Needlecraft Cottage – 870 Grand Ave., San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)
Common Threads – 191 N. El Camino Real #201, Encinitas, CA 92024 – NEW ADDRESS