This is this year’s afghan.
I always use purple – the Alzheimer’s color – and I always encourage granny squares and ripples, the two types of afghans my grandmother, who died from Alzheimer’s, always enjoyed making the most. I have memories of her carrying around her crocheting with her, talking away while stitching on granny squares.
The afghan has 5 shades of purple, off white and black.
So here’s the details on the fundraiser:
We sell raffle tickets – each $5 you donate gets you one ticket, any amount less than $5 will still get you a ticket. Anywhere in the US – I make the afghan, my mom pays for the shipping. So if you donate $50, you’ll get ten entries. If you donate $2.75, you’ll get one ticket.
We accept cash, checks, and donations sent through paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org is my paypal address – PLEASE do NOT mention anywhere that this is a raffle or paypal will shut us down because they’ll consider it a scam. Just write “alz” and if there’s no note, I’ll hunt you down!). For checks, please email me at anastaciaknits at gmail dot com & I’ll send the address. The check should be payable to the Alzheimer’s Association & in the memo please write “Every mile a memory” which is Adrienne’s team name and has to be on the memo in order for her to get credited. For each $5 donation please write your name & address on a 3 x 5 index card or piece of paper & which item you wish to be entered in.
Adrienne, who does the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, would also love if you donated directly to her fundraising page here - her team name is
EVERY MILE A MEMORY’S
in honor of her father / my uncle Joel, who was diagnosed when he was 50 just a couple of years ago and right before he became a grandfather for the first time. So far Adrienne’s team has raised $1,392.16 and their goal is $2400.
So, we need your help!
* please donate money to Adrienne or directly to Alzheimer’s
* if you are a blogger, please share this post with your readers or educate them about Alzheimer’s
* tweet or facebook this link or even send an email to your friends to help get the word out
$160 (as of August 12)