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Support a Great Cause by Voting to “Save or Shave” the Hair of Some of the Craft Industry’s Favorite Men


In an effort to help Halos of Hope, an organization that distributes handmade caps to chemotherapy patients, Drew Emborksy (Team "The Crochet Dude"), Mark Moraca (Team "Kollage Yarns"), and Benjamin Levisay (Team "XRX, Inc.") have put their hair on the chopping block.

Hair loss from chemotherapy is common, and often expected. Losing your hair is a difficult process, one that often shows the reality of cancer and going through the painful chemotherapy and/or radiation processes. Pam Haschke, president and founder of Halos of Hope and Inflammatory Breast Cancer survivor, started the organization more than five years ago to provide comfort and dignity to those dealing with hair loss due to radiation or chemotherapy. Through the generosity of knitters and crocheters nationwide, Halos of Hope has sent out more than 72,000 hats to cancer patients. Shipping hats to more than 450 cancer centers nationwide is the organization's largest annual expense. To help Halos of Hope to raise the necessary funds to continue shipping hats across the country, these three selfless men are generating the "buzz" of awareness.

One of these three men will lose their hair publicly on the STITCHES East Market stage to support those who lose their hair in their fight against cancer. To donate to Halos of Hope, vote to "save or shave" the hair of these three men. Each vote only costs $10, and all proceeds benefit Halos of Hope. Vote now!

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