Hello, guys! I’ve mentioned this afghan & this project to you all before, but we are officially raising money now, so I just wanted to mention it to you again.
Once again this year we will be doing an Alzheimer’s raffle. As most of you know, my uncle Joel was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 50, the same disease my grandmother died from. His daughter Adrienne does an Alzheimer’s walk every year. The walk this year will be held Sunday September 23rd in Boston. Her goal this year is to raise $2000. To help her achieve her goal, I crocheted an afghan that we will raffle off, with all funds going to the Alzheimer’s Association. I chose a design that was a combination of granny squares & ripple because those are the 2 kinds of Afghans my grandmother always made.
The colors are 16 different colors of purple for the squares, joined with tan & bordered with dusty purple (Vanna’s Choice Acrylic was mainly used) – purple being the Alzheimer’s color The afghan is 100% acrylic and machine washable. If you are interested in helping us, the suggested donation is $5 per raffle entry. This is only a suggested donation, if you can’t afford $5, any donation will be appreciated & your name will still go into the raffle.
Last year we were able to raise $550, with many people only giving a few dollars, but it adds up! For each $5 donation, please write your name, address, email address & phone # on a 3×5 index card or piece of paper & mail to my mother – just comment or email me at anastaciaknits at gmail dot com & I’ll happily give you her address.
Each donation in $5 increments will be entitled to one raffle entry (I.a. $1 to $5 is one raffle entry; $6 to $10 is 2 entries etc). If you’d rather just donate to Adrienne’s walk, you may do so here:
Please make all checks payable to Alzheimer’s Association and in the memo PLEASE put “Every Mile A Memory” which is Adrienne’s team name and that has to be in the memo for it to be credited to Adrienne & her team.
The drawing will be held on Sunday September 16th & we will mail you the afghan within a week. Any questions, please email us at: Lovelylisa56@charter.net or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also donate money to paypal — to make it easier, paypal donations are going through my paypal account email@example.com, & will then be sent to Adrienne all at once. Same info as above – just make sure to let me know this is for the Alzheimer’s raffle, & every $5 will get you an entry. If you have a $1, we’ll take it!
thank you, & please spread the word!!