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Monday, October 29, 2012

Make a Scarf....Make a Difference

I hope YOU will share in this PINK BLESSING.
 THIS is one of the sweetest causes I've had the privilege to participate in.

Please go to Two Bags Full and read all about this amazing lady by the name of VICKI that has started

She will tell you all about this project but, in a nutshell, THE PINK SCARF PROJECT is a year long project the offers to women everywhere that are suffering from this dreaded disease. a little smile, a scarfy hug and HOPE....HOPE because they know
someone cares. 

 VICKI says if we don't sew, crochet or knit,
we are more than welcome to PURCHASE a beautiful
pink scarf/scarves.
She has the address of where to send the scarves
The statistics are horrifying~~
It is estimated that over 230,000 women  were diagnosed with breast cancer during this past year. Ninety-five percent of these cases occurred in women 40 years of age and older. As horrid as those numbers are, they are an improvement over the previous year. And those numbers are an improvement over the year before -- thanks to increased awareness, better detection methods, and remarkable new treatments.
These lovely photos were taken at VICKI'S sister's house....
They just take my breath away.
When I asked if I could use some of her pictures in a post about her project,
she graciously said, "YES..."  Thank you, Vickie.

Our sisters stricken with this HATEFUL and MEAN disease so desperately need PRAYERS....
they need to know we think of them...
they need to know we support and love them....
they need to KNOW WE CARE.

Please join in this worthy project....please make or buy scarves to show these brave women there's a whole world out there with people that care about them.
Just a simple scarf, wrapped around their neck, like a big, fuzzy hug
is bound to bring a smile to their face.
Just thinking about it makes me want to buy a semi truck load of scarves
and send them all.
 At this very moment, I am praying for a young mother with small children,
fighting the battle so bravely.......and losing.
Most of us know someone that has fought and survived and I give
THREE CHEERS for those brave ladies.
Please think how insignificant a scarf is.....
and think how HUGE making someone feel good, even for just a short time,
while fighting the battle of their life.
Please join me and a multitude of others that will see that a lot of beautiful,
pink or predominately pink, scarves will grace the necks of some of the most beautiful and brave women on this planet.
Like the infamous and beautiful AUDREY HEPBURN,
Please help spread the news of this beautiful project by visiting 2 Bags Full, leaving VICKI a comment that you, too, want to participate in this wonderment.
Please add her beautiful button to your sidebar....and lets work ALL YEAR on the
 THIS is the adorable lady, VICKI...with a beautiful scarf she created.......

Joining and supporting these lovely blogs:
be inspired
ruby tuesday2
tabletop tuesday (will the sundae count as a tabletop decoration ?) :>)
your gonna love it
cowgirl up
wow us wed.
cottage style party
show and share
wednesday extravaganza

We have a whole year to make or purchase as many as we can. 
Giving a scarf to put around the neck of a brave, beautiful woman with cancer will be
just like YOU are giving her a big, warm HUG. 
That thought makes ME feel fuzzy all over.

....just an added bit of SWEETNESS
 My image in the window of the BREAST IMAGING CENTER in LUBBOCK.
I had my mammogram this afternoon...
PA...LZZZZZZZ go have yours SOON. 
It only hurts for a little while.....AND it just might save your life.
xo bj 


Beth said...

I have the graphic on my sideboard at the top of the page. Cancer devastated me personally when it took my husband. I had already lost 3 sisters and 1 brother to cancer. I have a niece in remission from breast cancer now.

NanaDiana said...

I am certainly IN! What a wonderful project- God bless you Bj or spreading this word. I will pop over to visit there, too. xo Diana

Liz said...

What a great project. Thanks for sharing.

My Ruby.

EastCoastLife said...

Great cause! And thanks for sharing. Love the beautiful scarves.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

What a beautiful project...


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Anyone facing cancer needs all the hugs they can get! I am sure you will find a way to meet the need in many ways!!

HansHB said...

Nice post for Ruby Tuesday!
Well done!

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

What a great cause!! I don't know one family that hasn't been affected by cancer in some way. This is a beautiful project!

Maria @ LSS said...

Beautiful work! Happy RT2.

Mine's here.

Beverly said...

It warms my heart when we work together toward a shared and good goal.

Thank you for letting us know about this, BJ.♥

sabri said...

Bj..I so appreciate your each and every post about breast cancer awareness..i am at home today all bandaged up and waiting for the phone to ring with my results..the last 2 weeks have been really hard on me and hoping for the best everyday and always appreciating the prayers i am reccieving...i went in yesterday and the tryed to drain my object found...twicw with no they had to vacumm the biopsy...having some pain and still parying and crying inside at the same time that i will recieve good news sometime is always nice to know that there is support out there though your online community...i myself am praying for others as well as myself...thanks for your heartfelt posts ~sabrina~


Fabulous project Bj, thank you for sharing it with us, sweet lady, may God bless you and keep you safe from this deadly illness. I will pray for your sisters. I check my breasts every year, thats all I do. I love Vicky's scarf, it's beautiful! Thank you for your lovely and sweet visit. Big hugs,

Audrey said...

Wonderful post bj ... I know you care a lot and you are so good to spread the word about the dangers of cancer and this special project. This is a worthwhile cause. I will do my part.
Blessing and warm hugs,
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures

Love Of Quilts said...

This is a great idea!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great idea and good cause. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Thanks for sharing BJ I will pop over and join up. Love working with pink yard and scarfs a one of my favorite things to make. Enjoy dear sista.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi BJ.
I also read about this on Vicki's blog...Isn't it the best gift ever to give and to make for someone...I will be making a scarf very soon and sending it to Vicki. I am so happy to see your post. I hope everyone makes a scarf and sends it.

Sending big hugs your way, Elizabeth