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Thursday, October 20, 2011

4 Patches 4 Hope

I truly would be happy if everyone reading this could say that they've never known anyone with cancer, but I think that those odds are more rare than a chance of winning a big Lotto. 

There are a variety of fundraising activities and efforts to increase awareness about different types of cancer.    Today, I'd like to share insights with you about a new one that has a simple goal that you may be interested in helping with, and may be willing to help increase awareness too.  After all, this project was started by a quilter and we all know how much quilters like to help others.

Sometimes it is the little things that we do that can make a big difference.  This project doesn't ask for a lot.

Regina Arlauckas started "4Patches4Hope" a she had a desire to use her passion for quilting, and the power of social media and word of mouth, to create quilts to comfort those undergoing cancer treatments and at the same time raise money for cancer research. The original timeline was to begin on Valentine’s Day, 2011 and culminate on her mother’s birthday - October 4, 2011.  Unfortunately her mother’s cancer had a different timetable, and on July 12, 2011 her battle with this disease ended. But Regina decided to push on with this fundraising project, as there are mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, daughters, nieces, friends and more who could benefit.

4Patches4Hope was officially launched two weeks ago, and they have already raised $75 and collected nearly 50 4 patches. 

The goal of 4Patches4Hope is simple:  Make 1,000 blocks and raise $ $4,000 by February 28, 2012.  100% of the funds raised go directly to the American Cancer Society.

With your help, Regina is accomplishing her goal by supporters making 4 patches with 2 1/2" squares and a small  donation to the American Cancer Society for $4 for each 4 patch that they make is appreciated, but not required. And, of course, donations without making blocks would also appreciated too. 

I hope you will visit the 4Patches4Hope blog for more information and that you will consider helping by making a 4patch and small donation and/or helping to increase awareness of this project and great cause.  Regina has also created a flyer for this event that is perfect to share with quilt guilds, at quilt shops, and anyway you can with your quilting friends.

I'm definitely going to have fun making 4 patches for 4Patches4Hope.  And I wish Regina great success in her heartwarming project too!

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Jean(ie) said...

I'm so excited about Regina's initiative!

Barb said...

I keep saying that I am going to do this...I even have the button on my blog as a reminder....gotta get busy.

Regina said...

Thank you so so much for the support. Just a note that while I would LOVE to have $4 per block donated, I totally realize that is a stretch for many people. Give $$ if you can - but any number of blocks are welcome, even if you don't feel you can make a monetary donation. The more blocks we have, the more quilts we can make!

Kristen said...

Thanks for making me aware of this. I'm spreading the word and adding some blocks and a donation to my "must do" list for the weekend.

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Thanks for the link, I will make some 4-patches. Great initiative!