Yarn Bombing of 8th and Railroad for those touched by Esophageal Cancer
June 2011, 6 trees were covered in crocheted pieces by 8th and Railroad.
A fabulous group of eleven women in South Dakota crocheted and knitted countless blocks with periwinkle yarn. It took 26+ woman hours to sew them together to create larger pieces of fabric. Our Yarn Bombing began at 8 am on the 3rd of June and took another 12 woman hours to complete the installation downtown Sioux Falls.
To spread esophageal cancer awareness, this project was inspired by my husbands survival of "The Beast" after being diagnosed 47 days after our wedding in 2008. It was both rewarding and humbling to see all those who have been touched by this very deadly cancer. In 2010 localized EC had a 5 year relative survival rate of 37% and all stages had a survival rate of 17%. There were 16,640 new cases and 14,500 deaths in 2010. Those are sobering statistics and makes me more amazed that God allowed Mike to survive it.
All Praise Honor and Glory belong to His goodness!