The Terri's Tribute , record-length pink scarf, which has been on display in Fort Wayne since Aug. 22, is making its way back to West Virginia.
Parkview Health and Francine's Friends sponsored the scarf's visit to Fort Wayne, and it was on display at Auer Center for Arts and Culture and the downtown Allen County Public Library.
Though the scarf has left the area, sections of the scarf are still being accepted. You can continue to contribute to the total length of the scarf by crocheting or knitting a 7-inch, by 5-foot scarf. The sections, locally, will be measured and the lengths added to the total length of the scarf. Locally made portions will then be assembled, by Parkview volunteers, into afghans which will be given to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
Because October is breast cancer awareness month, the organizers of Terri's Tribute are hoping to bring the 1.14-mile scarf to a total of two miles by Oct. 31.
If you plan to knit a section, use size 13 needles and knit every row. To crochet a section, use a size G hook, single crochet the first row, double crochet all other rows.
Donations to the following organizations will also accepted to ensure local women receive the breast cancer early detection screenings they need:
For operations and support of Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography coach:
2200 Randallia Drive
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
To help fund mammogram screenings on the Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography coach for women who need financial assistance:
Francine's Friends Inc.
c/o Fort Wayne Medical Society
709 Clay Street, Ste. 300