Saturday, December 5, 2009

Project #3: Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation

A huge thank you to all who have participated thus far, and I look forward to all we will accomplish in Project #3.

We move now to the state of Oklahoma, and to making hats, scarves, and shawls for patients at the Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation. This project was suggested by cmunholland on Ravelry, and she will be acting as our coordinator and mail recipient.

From the OKBTF website, here is some information about the origin of the foundation:
"The Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation (OKBTF), was founded by Nancy Thomason after the death of her son Cade Thomason to a brain stem PNET tumor on February 17, 2000. She vowed to fight the disease in honor and memory of her son Cade.

OKBTF is dedicated to meeting the needs of Oklahoma families, caregivers and patients affected by primary brain or central nervous system tumors. We work to provide for needs through education, advocacy, research and service."

OKBTF provides services for 227 families and approximately 908 caregivers and immediate family members of individuals with brain tumors.

For this project, we will be creating hats, scarves, or shawls to donate to the organization. As always, these can be knitted, crocheted, or sewn, and they must be handmade. If you do not knit, crochet, or sew, you can still be involved by purchasing a handmade item from one of the wonderful sellers on Etsy or Artfire. Or, ask a friend to make the item and you provide shipping - then you both get to participate!

Deadline to have these items received by the project coordinator is January 5, so please allow appropriate mail time. She will be delivering to the facility on or about January 8.

As stated above, our volunteer coordinator for this project is cmunholland on Ravelry. Donations can be mailed to:
C. Munholland
1905 Ryan Way
Edmond, OK 73003

Please let me know if there are any questions, or if I have left out any vital information for this project. Thank you again for your participation!



Lenox Knits said...

Perfect timing on this one. This will give me the opportunity to try out some different hat patterns I'm wanting to work on and I'll include some scarves that didn't sell this year. Thanks for coordinating these great charities. I've felt guilty for not being able to donate for the past few as I was so wrapped up in my little business but now I have the time to donate.

Lenox Knits said...

I'm sending in my donation today and I just posted about the project on my blog as well.