Breast Cancer 3-Day Raffle

What it is:

November 9-11, I’m going to be walking 60 miles for breast cancer in the San Diego Breast Cancer 3-Day, benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust.

This year will be my 3rd year participating. In 2005, I walked 60 miles in Tampa, Florida. In 2006, I worked 4 days as a camp volunteer in Boston, Massachusetts. In additional to walking miles and miles in training, and buying shoes and gear, I have a fundraising requirement. In this past, I’ve just met it, but this year, I want to blow it out of the and raise $10,000. And so I appeal to all of your wallets with stash-tempting treats.

It’s pretty simple: you like yarn, you have breasts (yes, men too), you knit for people with breasts (yes, men too), you should donate for my 3-Day Walk!

How to enter:

You get 1 entry for every $5 you donate to my walk. For every $25 you donate, you get a bonus entry. If your employer does matching donations, you get matching entries! Also, if you donate and post a link to my raffle on your blog, I’ll give you another bonus entry (just e-mail the URL with your donation receipt).

I’ll draw winners on November 1st and mail out all the prizes. Then I’ll walk 60 miles for breast cancer!

Here’s what you do:
- Make a tax-deductible, completely secure, totally spam-free donation with your credit card or checking account directly to my Official Breast Cancer 3-Day fundraising page.
- You’ll get e-mail confirmation and forward it to my 3 Day e-mail address: (so I know to associate your donation with your contact info and raffle entry)
- I enter you in the raffle and send you a raffle confirmation.

You can also make a PayPal donation and I will pay all the PayPal fees, e-mail me for my PayPal address.

The 3-Day site will accept donations from your checking account, but if you prefer to mail me a paper check, please also e-mail me for details.

Prizes! (watch this space, more will be coming):

Prize #1: 2 skeins of pink Malabrigo. Yummy merino, it looks soft, it feels soft!

Prize #2: 1 ball of hot pink Opal sock yarn. Make pink ribbon socks!

Prize #3: Regia Crazy Color sock yarn. 75% wool, 25% polyamid. Machine washable. Makes a crazy pair of socks:

Prize #4: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Olive:

Prize #5: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Rain Forest (greens are in this season!):

Prizes #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, and #12 - Lang BeBe Superwash wool sock yarn. Each prize is two 50g balls in a single colorway, enough to make a pair of socks. Each ball comes in a neat little square bag, all ready to center-pull! I was enchanted when I saw these and had to get every color Webs had for prizes:

Prize #13: 1 bag of 10 balls of Cascade Bollicine, 70% Merino, 30% Acrylic, 50g balls (125m). A lovely variegation from lime to white and back again.

Prize #14: 1 bag of 10 balls of Debbie Bliss Cathay, 50% Cotton, 35% Viscose Microfiber, 15% Silk, 50g balls (100m). A shiney silvery-grey color.

Prize #15: 1 bag of 10 balls of Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK, 80% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 50g balls (105m). This is one of my favorite colors - a bright magenta-purple.

Prize #16: 4 balls of Filatura diCrossa Sempre, 95% Wool, 5% Polyamide, 50g balls (95m). A fun mix of colors that should stripe up nicely and make a fun chunky scarf and hat.

Prize #17: 2 skeins Noro Silver Thaw, 50% Wool, 25% Angora, 25% Nylon, 100g skeins (220m). Typical of Noro yarns, these skeins are a riot of colors, lots of purples and blues with some dashes of caramel.

Prize #18: 1 skein of The Great Adirondack Yarn Company’s Silky Sock, 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 10% Nylon, 360 yds.
The color is titled “Pineapple Polly”, but the photo doesn’t lie — it looks like a peacock’s tail!