Pretty in Pink Contest: Cancer Charities

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Possible knitting patterns can be found here. Before you start knitting, make sure to check the specific charity you wish to support for any guidelines (type of yarn, whether it should be knit in the round, how it should be sent, etc). Charities are listed by region.

The Internet


Knit for the Cure auctions knitted items and donates the money to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. I’ve contacted them for more information on how to donate, and will post that information as soon as I receive it.

United States


Lids for Kids
150 Hummingbird St., Harrison, AR 72601
Contact: Jean Marie,
Hats and blankets for kids with cancer.


The Hat Box Project
7 W. 41st Ave., PMB #411, San Mateo, CA 94403
or 725 Welch Road, Clinic D, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Contact: Katie Harding, +1 (650) 578-1073,
Hats for children that have lost their hair due to cancer.

Knitting Pals By the Bay
440 Yellowstone Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080
Contact: Jenny Carp, +1 (650) 952-9620,
Caps for cancer patients of all ages. Also accepting donated yarn if it is 100% cotton or a very soft blend.

The Remner Family Foundation
641 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Contact: Jillian Remner Jordan, +1 (916) 539-1190,
Totebags, blankets, and hats to breast cancer patients.


The Global Peace Socks Project (no website)
128 Francis St, New Britain, CT 06053
Contact: Susan Rogers, +1 (860) 229-8451,
Donations of hand knitted all-wool socks, to be given to the A.N.E. Program, women with breast cancer, and firefighters / rescue workers. Some requirements: they should be knitted of 100% wool yarn (no wool / synthetic blends, all synthetic yarn, super wash wool or cotton). They can be all wool or a blend of the following fibers: wool, llama, angora bunny, mohair, and camel. They must be adult sizes small, medium, or large. The small size should have 7 inches of k2/p2 ribbing and the medium/large sizes should have 8 inches of k2/p2 ribbing. There are no colour restrictions. Please attach a hangtag to the socks and on one side include fiber content and care instructions. Specify that you want the socks donated to a woman with breast cancer. Please also enclose a second hangtag with your name, address and email so they can keep track of donations. Please send the socks in care of Susan Rogers to the above address. If you have any spare wool yarn you wish to donate, that would be greatly appreciated as well.


Emory Winship Cancer Institute
1365-C Clifton Road, NE, Suite C1166, Atlanta, GA 30322
Contact: Elaine J. Koenig, +1 (404) 778-5997,
Knitted caps for patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.


Head Huggers
Head Huggers c/o Sue W. Thompson, 1006 Auckland Way, Chester, MD 21619
Contact: Sue Thompson, +1 (410) 643-5767,
Chemo caps for cancer patients.


Seed Stitch Fine Yarn
10 Front Street, Salem, MA 01970
Contact: +1 (978) 744-5557
The ‘Circle of Love’ project accepts hand knitted or crocheted hats for Cancer Treatment Centers.


Chemocaps c/o Ronni Spoll, 51 Sutton Place, Easton, PA 18045
Contact: Ronnie Spoll,
Knit hats for cancer patients across the US.


Kaps 4 Karing
8111 Ashburton, San Antonio, TX 78254
Contact: Michelle, +1 (210) 520-6413,
Crochet caps for chemotherapy patients.

Nana’s Angels
P.O. Box 137281, Fort Worth, TX 76108
Contact: Tamara Adams,
Hats and small soft toys for children being treated with cancer.


The Think Pink Challenge (deadline: Sept 30)
Sydney Thomas, Soulful Knitting Ministries c/o Grace Bay Publishing, PO Box 383, Sutherland, VA 23885
Contact: Sydney Thomas,
Scarves for an as-yet-unidentified breast cancer charity.

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