Needle Profile Update:
Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles
The pink ribbon has become a prominent cultural symbol for promoting breast cancer awareness. It began as a simple ribbon pinned to our clothing to show support, but it has extended to pink versions of everything from toasters and hand mixers to digital cameras and vacuum cleaners.
We're usually told that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to an organization dedicated to helping fight breast cancer. Sometimes we're told what portion and what organization, sometimes not. After a while you begin to want to know more about who's behind these new pink products and where your donation is actually going.
What You Get
What You're Doing
The S.D. Ireland Cancer Research Fund is a private foundation created by Scott Ireland and his wife Kim after Scott received treatment for melanoma and was deeply impressed by his physician's cutting-edge cancer research.
That physician was none other than David Krag, Linda's brother-in-law—and a trusted advisor to Linda as she walked through her own breast cancer experiences. The fund pays all its own administrative costs so that all donated monies go directly into research that often leads to grants and endowments down the road.
Other Pink Options
You can even purchase a pink 30", 40" or 52" cord and contribute $1 to the fund. The shorter cords—5", 9", 12", 14", 16", and 19"—are also available in pink for $2.50 apiece but do not include a donation. Or if you don't need the needles but like what Linda Krag is doing, you can make a donation directly to the S.D. Ireland Cancer Research Fund to help the cause.
For more information about the Denise kit, what it includes, and how it works, please read our original review.
Needles marked in U.S. sizes only.
Each kit comes with:
10 pairs needle heads, sizes US 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10 1/2, 11, 13, and 15
6 cords: one 5", 9", 12", 14", 16", and 19"
4 end buttons
Average retail price
$54.95 (original navy kit is $49.95)
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