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Thread: Cancer research projects/fundraisers that are quilt related

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    Senior Member cedarvalleyquilts's Avatar
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    Another post about the shirts off a man's back to make a quilt donated for cancer research got me thinking...are there any specific organized quilting projects that you know of that benefit breast cancer research? I know that Blank Quilting has their Inspiration line to benefit ovarian cancer research. I know about The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative to benefit Alzheimer's research (which I do support), but I'd like to find something specific on breast cancer research to support through my quilting. My Mom is a breast cancer survivor, and if anyone knows of something, please let me know. Maybe I just haven't searched in the right place yet.

    Thanks!

    Christine

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    I'm pretty sure Relay for Life has something since they are predominately breast cancer (but also other cancers as well). I just joined our group that will be walking in July, so I'll check it out.

    Does anyone know for sure? I would like to know as well.

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    Your local Relay for Life should be able to accept a quilt for an auction. Quilts at ours do well.

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    We raffled a quilt for Relay For Life a few years ago in memory of our dear friend who died from liver cancer. We really advertised it up and we raised $5000! We were so happy to be able to do that in Debbie's honor.

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    I've just started loooking into which organization(s) to donate the proceeds of two quilt raffles in October. These two articles about how these charities use the money are worth reading.
    http://www.health.com/health/condition-article/0,,20235965,00.html
    http://breastcancer.about.com/od/sup..._charities.htm

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    Thanks so much for the leads...will definitely check in to these.

    Christine

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    either relay for life or Susan B Komen- breast cancer research are both (fund-raising) organizations benefiting breast cancer- research and care. i've over the years given quilts to both for fund raising raffles, auctions and sales...they usually bring in quite a bit of $$

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    According to my research, the organization that spends the highest percentage (at 91.5%) of its funds on actual research to prevent and find a cure for breast cancer and on public awareness, is the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, founded by Evelyn Lauder, originator of the Pink Ribbon idea.

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    My aunt had cancer 4 years ago and she is now 82! I want to make her a quilt using her favorite color - purple, which is not the "designated" color for her type of cancer, but I am sure she would love my quilt I would make her.

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