Our Featured Crochet Charity for June 2018 is Crochet for Cancer.
Although this may not be a local Charity to us all, I hope by sharing it with our friends and family, Crochet for Cancer will receive the support it needs. If you are unable to help personally, please share this with your friends online – you never know – you may reach someone who is able to make a difference! If you would like to contribute too, we encourage you to crochet the featured free pattern this month and donate it to Crochet for Cancer, or a local charity of your own.
Please read on to learn more about Crochet for Cancer and how we can help. ♥ Rhondda
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Featured Crochet Charity for June 2018. Crochet for Cancer
June 6th would have been my Dad’s birthday and I thought in memory of him, this month we could feature Crochet for Cancer again. My Dad lost his battle to metastasizing kidney cancer on August 25, 2007 and he will forever be missed. While my grief has quieted over the years, important dates and events in my life and my children’s lives tend to cause the sadness to become overwhelming again.
Grief can be like a tidal wave, sweeping over me with such power that it causes me to catch my breath. I’m writing this post with tears streaming down my face because today, is one of those emotional days for me.
Along with the sadness are the beautiful memories we had together and my selfish wish that we’d had more time.
I know he is in a better place and finally pain free and to this end I try to focus on life and living and how I can help those who are fighting their own battles. I pray if you are making this for someone, they are winning their battle against this horrible disease.
This month I have designed an adult summer chemo cap. I hope this hat works for those who are experiencing hair loss from their treatments. The sunhat was designed with a shell stitch that has only small spaces between the stitches. It is designed using a soft cotton yarn, so it is smooth and gentle on the scalp and the fabric is breathable during the warmer weather. The hat reaches the base of the hairline. If you would like to shorten it to reach the ear instead I have included instructions in the pattern.
Crochet for Cancer has many local chapters throughout the United States and even a few chapters in Canada and Australia. Check to see if your area has a local chapter here.
You can read the full Crochet for Cancer Story on their “Our Story” page. You will feel the love and faith shine through each word you read.
Each hat and cap crocheted and donated is layered with Love, Hope and Prayer.
Crochet for Cancer is responsible for the creation, collection and distribution of Crocheted Chemo Caps to those in need in the United States, Canada and Australia. This is a non-profit, Christian Organization run by Volunteers. Local Chapters have been created across the Country to assist with the collection and distribution of handmade hats to doctors offices, treatment centers and hospitals. These chemo hats are gifted to patients experiencing hair loss due due to chemotherapy and other cancer related treatments.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
We can help in many ways, including:
- Crocheting and mailing Chemo Caps to your Local Chapter of Crochet for Cancer
- Donating yarn to a Local Chapter
- Donating other items such as scarves, blankets, prayer shawls, crocheted awareness ribbons
- Donating gift cards to specific retail locations to enable volunteers to crochet chemo caps (see the list of locations here)
- Donating to Crochet for Cancer
- Form your own Local Chapter
Please take a moment to read their Cap Donation Guidelines for specifics about yarns to use, hat sizes needed and recommended stitch patterns and hat lengths.
Beautifully Designed Scripture Cards have been created for you to print and attach to your crocheted chemo caps and they are available free of charge >HERE<
You can join the Crochet for Cancer Community on Facebook too. It is a fantastic and supportive place, filled with Volunteers all working toward the same common goal.
Free Crochet Charity Pattern
You may also be interested in these free crochet hat patterns:
My other hat patterns can be found >HERE< and many of them (almost all) include base of the earlobe instructions too!
Thank you for visiting us for another Charity of the Month Post.
Thank you for visiting! Would you like to learn about some of our other Featured Crochet Charities?
Here are a few of our past features: