California knit-a-thon raises money for breast cancer research

California knit-a-thon raises money for breast cancer research

A group from Newport Beach, California have managed to raise an impressive $1,000 for breast cancer research, all thanks to their impressive knitting abilities.

More than 150 knitters, each of whom had been effected by the disease in some way, spent Saturday November 17th knitting a selection of festive scarves and purses.

Newport Beach - Corona Del Mar Patch.com reports that each of the handmade woollen accessories made during the Knit One, Cure Too Knit-a-Thon would be sold to raise both money and awareness for the worthy cause.

A colourful menagerie of Christmas gifts were made during the day by the talented knitters, who worked together to raise funds for Susan G Komen for the Cure and its breast cancer research.

Sponsored by Spa Gregorie and hosted by Macy's Fashion Island, items made at the event have so far amassed a large amount of money; however there are still plenty of designs available to purchase, which could boost the donation even further.

Speaking to the news publication, Angela Cortright, Spa Gregorie's owner, explained how she hoped the event would have a positive impact on the hard work of these charities.

"Many of us have lost loved ones to this horrible disease. Even the smallest gesture is an extra step towards a cure.

"These one-of-a-kind items are truly gifts that keep on giving," she claimed.

Californian residents can still get their hands on their very own knitted accessories by contacting the shopping centre or the Susan G Komen for the Cure, with 100 per cent of the proceeds directly benefiting the breast cancer charity.

Christmas is a popular time for gift buying and can be a great opportunity to knit up some festive treats to help raise money for charity.

All you need is a fair or craft market and a few balls of wool, as well as some friends to help out.

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