Saturday, October 10, 2015

October has a lot of responsibility!!!  Among other things, October is:

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month 

Each and every day, in communities across America, more than 70 new parents will have listened sadly their stillborn baby’s silence; and countless lives will be lost to miscarriage and other causes of infant death.

For the families, the loss of a baby often feels too much to bear.  However, family, friends, and strangers can support them through their grief.

Take a moment to honor the babies, and their families, on October 15th when everyone, in their own time zone, is requested to light a candle at 7pm.  

AngelGownsbyjacki is committed to providing handmade gowns and burial accoutrement to the families of babies who become Too Soon An Angel.  Their items, crafted with love from donated wedding dresses, are supplied to birthing centers and funeral homes who  then provide them to families of Angelbabies, free of charge.  Angelgowns designed especially for Angelbabies between 14 and 32 weeks gestation.  If you are aware of a hospital or mortuary in need of AngelGowns, please click the link HERE.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is the reminder to get our annual mammograms so we can take care of our ta-tas.

As always, there is an annual campaign in October to increase awareness of the disease.  Many forget to take the steps to detect the disease in its early stages.   So.... if you haven't already, go get your mammo and

and remind all your friends and family to get felt up, too!

Volunteers are always needed to crochet or knit up a few Knitted Knockers...

Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers, on the other hand, are soft, comfortable, beautiful and can be worn inside a regular bra. 

Knitted Knockers offers several free knitting and crochet patterns for “knitted” knockers.  For more information, click HERE.

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