Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer is something you would not normally associate with celebration but in our family we celebrated my sister-in-laws 10 years of good health in May after being diagnosed when she was in her late 30's.  Having two daughters of my own and reading the statistic that 1 in 9 women by the age of 85 will be diagnosed, I hope the continued research from funds raised will eliminate or at least reduce their risk of ever being diagnosed to an absolute minimum.

The 67 million dollars raised by the National Breast Cancer Foundation since 1994 has helped thousands of women, all ages, to also celebrate their return to good health.

The crafting community is always quick to get behind causes, so here are just a few haby items where some of their proceeds go towards Breast Cancer related foundations.


  1. This collage sheet listing from Eyes View is made up of inch square images you could add to badges, pendants or scrapbooking.
  2. Betty Jane Knitting Needles from Tasmania's Art Viva. Available here from The Haby Goddess
  3. Lampwork Glass Spacer Beads from Shine On 2
  4. Limited edition Pink Ribbon Sewing Machine by Janome.
  5. Save the Boobies Rhinestone Transfer by Peace Love Rhinestones
  6. Get this embroidery pattern from Happy Sew Lucky Shop

5 comments:

trudi@maudeandme said...

Great cause.5. and 6. look good. Have just enjoyed catching up on your posts while I have been away.Look forward to seeing friday's special.

Angela said...

Hey Jodie this is a great cause! My grandma, who was also a very crafty lady, passed away from breast cancer. I love that crafty people are so good at supporting such great causes. Thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

PS. Sorry for the second comment, but your post inspired me to write a post! I hope you don't mind me using your idea...

Jodie said...

Please don't be sorry Angela. It is a beautiful post you have written and it reminds me very much of my nana.

Berene said...

Hi Jodie
Thanks for featuring my embroidery pattern. Just want to make sure that everyone knows that 100% of the profit goes to Breast Cancer Research. And if you're a maker, please be inspired to "make & donate" too. We girls have to keep the funding going.
More deets on my inspiration on my blog: http://happysewlucky.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/october-breast-cancer-awareness-month/
Berene (Happy Sew Lucky)