Basket Raffles!

In order to further support fundraising efforts to overcome Friedreich's Ataxia we are also raffling two baskets. The first basket is a Crochet Basket (pictured above) and we also have a Knitting Basket. In each basket is yarn (of course) in Cascade Pastaza, needles or hooks, chibi, sheep tape measure, the yarn guide requirements, as well as a book on making squares in various stitches.

The sheep pen pictured is to fill in raffle tickets. Each ticket is $5.00 and the winning ticket will be selected at the end of the week (Saturday to be exact).

What is Friedreich's Ataxia?
According to The National Institute of Neurological Disorders, "Friedreich's ataxia is an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system resulting in symptoms ranging from gait disturbance and speech problems to heart disease. It is named after the physician Nicholaus Friedreich, who first described the condition in the 1860s. "Ataxia," which refers to coordination problems such as clumsy or awkward movements and unsteadiness, occurs in many different diseases and conditions. The ataxia of Friedreich's ataxia results from the degeneration of nerve tissue in the spinal cord and of nerves that control muscle movement in the arms and legs. The spinal cord becomes thinner and nerve cells lose some of their myelin sheath — the insular covering on all nerve cells that helps conduct nerve impulses.

Friedreich's ataxia, although rare, is the most prevalent inherited ataxia, affecting about 1 in every 50,000 people in the United States. Males and females are affected equally."
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