A Charitable Knitting Endeavor Benefitting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Los Angeles County Affiliate

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Knit for the Cure™ | the cause

Founded in 2004, the Knit for the Cure™ Campaign recruits knitters & crocheters from all over the United States to make handmade scarves, hats, purses, pins, etc., all incorporating the color pink. To date, over 700 items have been collected. The hand-knit and crocheted items have been sold at Komen Foundation events raising over $17,000 to support breast cancer patients and to fund breast cancer research and treatment through the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Los Angeles County Affiliate. Twenty-five percent of the total funds raised is donated to Komen's National Office for research and the remaining 75% stays in the local community and is awarded as grants to treatment centers and hospitals.

The Knit for the Cure Campaign™ re-launched in October 2005 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Knit in the City, a knit-out with hip & fresh vibe at Memorial Park in Pasadena, California on Saturday, October 15, 2005 .

Due to the overwhelming response in 2006, the Knit for the Cure is not collecting donations at this time. We are appreciative of everyone's interest in the Campaign and will be selling the surplus items from ther 2006 drive at the 2007 Race for the Cure onSunday, February 25, 2007.

Knit in the City | the event

The knitting craze has been building over the past five years-- aided by celebrity knitters such as Julia Roberts, Gwen Stefani, Cameron Diaz and, the list is even rumored to include, Russell Crowe. The evolution of the craft has transformed from fashionable hobby to a cultural phenomenon.

Knit in the City was served up LA style with a hip, fun, and fresh vibe. The event featured the launch of the Knit for the Cure™ Campaign benefitting the Komen Foundation; a Yarn Lounge; free knitting and crochet lessons; fashion shows; competitions; product demonstrations; author's showcase & book signings; yoga for knitters; local yarn stores; knitting guilds and more!

Knit in the City was presented by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Los Angeles County Affiliate, and is sponsored by the Craft Yarn Council of America and The National NeedleArts Association.

Check back in the summer of 2007 for the date of the next Knit in the City. It's the hippest and hottest knitting event in town and YOU won't want to miss it!

You, too, can participate! Click here to find out how!

For sponsorship inquiries, please visit our Sponsors page!!

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