Saturday, April 14, 2007

Quilt Pink Quilts Now Up For Auction

American Patchwork & Quilting will auction nearly 4,000 quilts to benefit breast cancer awareness and research. Prairie Quilt of Hennessey donated 84 quilts for this auction.

On Sept. 30, 2006, all across the country more than 1,000 quilt shops held Quilt Pink events attracting many thousands of quilters and their friends. American Patchwork & Quilting magazine reports the events culminated in nearly 4,000 Quilt Pink quilts. These quilts will be auctioned starting this month and auctions will run through mid-October. Proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more details on the auction, visit

Susan G. Komen for the Cure was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from complications of breast cancer at the age of 36. Today, Komen for the Cure is an international organization with a network of more than 75,000 volunteers working through local affiliates and events like Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to eradicate breast cancer.

A global leader in the fight against breast cancer, the organization fulfills its mission through support of innovative breast cancer research grants, meritorious awards and educational, scientific and community outreach programs around the world.

Since its inception, together with its affiliate network, corporate partners and generous donors, Komen has raised $750 million for the fight against breast cancer. Visit Komen’s Web site at

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