September will be the last month to turn in Bust Buddies for 2019.
In preparation for Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure held on Sunday, November 3, 2019, September will be the last month to turn in Bust Buddies for this event. After September, I will continue to accept Bust Buddies in preparation for the 2020 campaign so please keep them coming.
Please let me know if you’d like to attend the Race – that morning may prove to be the most rewarding few hours of the year.
Boye electric yarn ball winder is this year’s prize. Winding hanks of yarn is a breeze – it winds yarn from a swift (no more cranking by hand) and it’s fitted with suction cups so it can be placed on any smooth surface. We have many other thank you gifts to share at the November guild meeting.
A special thank you to four women who have made this year’s campaign so successful.Terri Miles earned the yarn swift last year knitting over fifty pairs of Bust Buddies and she continues to awe me with her kindness; my goal is one pair per month and Terri is knitting a pair per week! Patty Fedler approached me at the June stash sale with a bag full of 100% light-weight cotton yarn, perfect for Bust Buddies. In handing the bag to me she explained, “These are for Bust Buddies!” My thanks to Arlene Shaposcnick who donates the plastic bags we nestle the Buddies in and her continued support with all phases of the process, and to Liz Walters of Needlecraft Cottage, who has graciously supplied most of the yarn. It takes many loving hands to support Bust Buddies – my heartfelt thanks to the guild members for supporting this campaign.
The 2020 campaign.
Question: What else do we need for the 2020 campaign?
Answer 1: Polyester fiberfill
Answer 2: Your continued support with any of the steps from casting on to attending the races.
Bust Buddies patterns can be found on the the Bust Buddies and Softies page on the Guild website under the Philanthropy Tab, or by clicking here.
We all know someone has been impacted by breast cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, informs us that in the United States, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women regardless of race or ethnicity. Breast cancer is the most common cause of death among Hispanic women and the second most common cause of death among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
— Eileen Adler, Bust Buddies.