New Hampshire woman organizes knitting event for friend with breast cancer
Jan 24, 2012
Students and teachers gathered together at the cafeteria of Nashua High School in New Hampshire for a "knit-in" this past Monday, which benefited one of their counselors who is suffering from breast cancer, according to the Bedford Patch.
The whole night was for Tara Veit, the counselor diagnosed with the disease. The beloved school counselor was diagnosed with breast cancer this fall, and quickly realized she did not have enough sick days to cover her chemotherapy and surgeries, according to the news source.
Science teacher Carrie Beach stepped in and organized this event, which is raising money to help Veit and her family through this difficult time. Residents who were not able to attend the event are still able to donate to the cause by purchasing hats at the school.
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer. However, the death rate has been decreasing since 1990 due to advancements in research and breast cancer breakthrough news. There are currently 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.