Renaissance Yarns Kicks Off Fundraiser for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

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Nancy Skorupa, owner of Renaissance Yarns, recently kicked off a fundraiser to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Nancy Skorupa, owner of Renaissance Yarns, recently kicked off a fundraiser to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Skorupa and a group of talented local knitters met at Bittersweet restaurant in Kent earlier this summer to create an Aran square knit throw to be awarded to the winner of a special prize drawing. Tickets for the drawing are $5 each and are available at Renaissance Yarns at 207 East Meeker Street in downtown Kent. All proceeds for the drawing will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The drawing will be held in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with details to be announced later.

Skorupa said this is the second year her knitting group has sponsored the fundraiser. Last year the group raised just over $1,600. For this year's fundraiser, the group put together a throw of 20 squares of different designs all of the same color - passionately pink, the signature color for breast cancer. Most of the knitters participating in the project are from the Kent area; the group also includes a knitter from Salt Lake City.

"This is such a great project," Skorupa said. "Not only will the winner get to take home this beautiful throw, but they'll be contributing to a cause that is near and dear to all of us."

For more information about the drawing or to purchase tickets for a chance to win the passionately pink throw, contact Nancy Skorupa at Renaissance Yarns at 253-852-YARN, 877-852-YARN or info @ renaissanceyarns.com.

Located in the heart of downtown Kent, Renaissance Yarns is a cozy boutique-style yarn shop featuring a variety of yarns, needles, patterns, accessories, classes, knitting circles and more. The store is open seven days a week. For more information including store hours and class schedules, please visit http://www.renaissanceyarns.com. Renaissance Yarns ~ feel the fiber!

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