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Crafting for Good: Brenda Campbell and friends

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Crafting for Good: Brenda Campbell and friends

Hi folks, Today I want to share an inspirational email (and photos) that we recently received from a reader in B.C. named Brenda Campbell. She writes: "Dear Canadian Living, I was surprised and happy to see your small article about the Knit Bits in your October issue.  A group of women (snowbirds) who spend their winters at La Penita RV Park, Nayarit, Mexico, have been busy all summer collecting prostheses and bras to take to Mexican breast cancer survivors who are unable to obtain these supplies due to  lack of funds and support. These brave and gentle women are so grateful to have an opportunity to regain their self esteem and femininity and it was our joy to provide more than 270 of them with these supplies at our 3 day clinic at La Penita last February.   Hopefully, we can help more women this winter. tb3 We are convinced that Knit Bits are the answer for many Mexican women because they are lighter, cooler and more comfortable than regular prostheses in the hot weather.  We have been sharing the pattern with knitters and knitting groups all summer and hope to have many of these light and packable prostheses to take back with us in 2010. We are also taking needles and yarn so that some of the local women can make them for themselves and others. tb1 Thank you for recognizing this wonderful little idea that will mean so much to so many women." tb4 Brenda says that several knitting groups in the Kamloops area have taken up this cause as their winter knitting project. What a great way to make a difference in the world! If you're interested in getting involved, email me and I'll put you in touch with Brenda. (Find the original knitting pattern here.)
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