For the second year in a row, Kingman resident Gay Hutson has crocheted two hope-themed afghans in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month. Hutson has donated the afghans to be raffled with proceeds from ticket sales going to KRMC’s Catch It Early program.
The afghans – one pink and one purple – feature the word “hope” surrounded by symbols of awareness ribbons. She worked on the afghans in her spare time over a period of a couple months, she said, “I love making them – it’s a lot of fun and it gives me something to do.” Hutson’s neighbor Denise Neath contacted yarn company Mary Maxim, who donated the yarn needed for Hutson to make the Hope afghans.
Hutson said the breast cancer awareness events in our community are “wonderful” and she hoped to contribute to the raffle because cancer has touched her family. “We’ve had a lot of cancer in the family,” she said.
KRMC’s Catch It Early program provides high-quality breast care to local women, regardless of their ability to pay. With grants from Susan G. Komen Arizona and the National Breast Cancer Foundation, as well as donations, Catch It Early makes free or low cost breast health services available to women in our community.
The afghans will be displayed at the KRMC Cancer Center until winners are drawn in January, 2017. To buy raffle tickets, visit the KRMC Cancer Center or KRMC Imaging Center, or call KRMC Public Relations at 928-263-4565. Tickets are $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00.