I just love the 7000 Bracelets for Hope project. It is a campaign aimed at raising awareness that there are "an estimated 7,000 different chronic, life-threatening and fatal rare diseases and disorders affecting approximately 30 million Americans and millions more globally."
I know personally of at least two people, one who has already passed, and another who continues to suffer, from a rare diseases. I am proud to support this campaign. “There are millions of children and families battling rare diseases that
do not have foundations to support their awareness efforts or the
funding required to propel research forward to fuel new drug
development,...The 7,000 Bracelets for Hope™ campaign is a
way to let rare disease families know they are not forgotten."
I've sent a few bracelets in the past, and this time I've teamed up with ZNet to create more! ZNet has sponsored the blue beads for this drive for designers to create bracelets to send into the Global Genes Project for use with the 7000 Bracelets for Hope campaign.
ZNet, who I love working with, totally hooked me up with these round 8mm blue beads:
Pop Up Pearls bracelet pattern to create some bracelets to send in. (And heck, I just know Kristen will be happy to know that her pattern is being used for this great cause!)
I worked up a few units in a few different color schemes....and will definitely revisit these...
The set of colors I settled on this weekend however, were all blues! Here's how it turned out:
I am just getting started. I can create a lot of bracelets with this stash!!