Today, I found out that Jaycee (an organization I am actively involved in) chapters across the country raised nearly $300,000 for Relay For Life, the biggest fundraising events for the American Cancer Society. Amazing! So, in celebration, I ventured to Etsy to see what I could find for cancer awareness and what different shops have to offer to raise money for cancer awareness or provide comforting products for those struck with cancer.
Let me tell you, if you have a friend or loved one suffering with cancer, you can certainly find some handmade love to give them. There’s scarves, hats, bath & body products, jewelry – the possibilities are endless. Many shops donate a portion of their sales from those items to cancer research.
But, it’s what CreativeHook does that touched me. In this shop, you can find this adorable Pink on Pink Cancer Awareness hat, which is hand crocheted. The style was inspired by by Michael C. Hall, who was sporting a hat recently at the Golden Globe awards. Hall is fighting his own battle against cancer. For every purchase of one of these hats, CreativeHook will gift one – free of charge – to someone who is fighting the battle against cancer. You may opt to have your name and address included on the card that will be given with the hat.
While sharing some handmade love may not find a cure, every little bit counts. So whether you’re supporting a handmade shop that donates some of their proceeds to cancer or picking out a gift for a love one fighting the battle, you’re helping to fight the fight.
I like that scarves keep my neck warm, but I hate that they have the long ends with get caught in car doors and create extra bulk inside my coat. This stylish Green Neck Warmer from Vogue Knitting would solve that problem. My neck would be toasty but there would be no tails to create problems.
Now I won’t have to go through multiple scarves in a season because they got ripped or stained by grease and road debris. Thank goodness there’s venues who have thought to save the day with ideas like this. I owe them big time!
Fingerless gloves are all the rage at my workplace because the majority of the offices are freezing. My office, on the other hand, is small and by itself and has absolutely no airflow, so it gets unbelievably hot. If it was cold, though, I would want a pair of stylish fingerless gloves (also called scroogies) like these Grey and Blue Gloves by Unique Be Thea.