Sarah Strait of Michigan has organized a charity knit-a-thon, Purses for Progeria. Proceeds support The Progeria Research Foundation, dedicated to discovering the cure for Progeria, a rare, (at this point) fatal, "premature aging" diease that afflicts children, who die of heart disease at an average age of 13 years.
Sara recently met the Mother of a little boy in Stevensville, MI who has this disease and was encouraged to help raise funds by knitting a purse which the little boy's grandmother sells on etsy
The Knit-a-thon & Bake Sale is at Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI on Saturday, August 2nd, 10 am - 2 pm.
Come with already knit projects to donate for the sale, come to help, or just come to sit and knit.