Cancer Awareness Ribbons
I began making little awareness ribbons, both because I love beading, but also so I could ‘wear my color’ to show my support for those with cancer, and to provide a way for others to show their support too. Why, you ask? Read on!
I was diagnosed with B-Cell Non-hodgkins Lymphoma in January 2010, and underwent treatment with chemo and Rituxan – an immunological agent that targets the B-cells, and lets your immune system take them out. You can read about that particular journey
Since then, my cancer has returned – three times —–the first two recurrences were successfully treated with Rituxan alone, but this last time, it did not quite do the job, so now I am mid-way thru a two year maintenance regimen of Rituxan, with the aim that the long term will do what the short-term treatment did not.
Now…..back to the ribbons! Each ribbon is hand-woven in tiny Delica beads with a needle and thread, then crafted into a ribbon charm and put on a silver-dipped necklace. I make them for all the types of cancer I could find that have a color It is my hope that you will enjoy wearing your colors as much as I have making them!
For each one I sell, I make a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – the cancer organization that has directly supported me, and is committed to finding cures for all blood cancers!