I'll be volunteering to help out the riders on the Ride2Survive again this June, and would also like to donate a hard-to-get skein of Wollmeise to help out Dotty's husband in his fundraising effort.
Here's the elevation route that the riders will be travelling — all in one day. That embedded photo? Yeah, that's how many riders get through the ride — with a little help from their friends.
The organizers selected this route because it isn't just long. As you can see, it's also incredibly difficult. But it's not nearly as hard as the journey that people with cancer have faced.
So the least I can do is donate a little bit of yarn, right?
Here are the photos of the yarn, and I do know that they're almost impossible to purchase because they were dyed in such limited quantities.
The winner of the auction will get to choose one of the skeins — either Alisha's Bridal Bouquet or Maharani.
Leave your bid in the comments, so everyone can see what amount they need to beat. (If two people bid the same amount, we'll go by the timestamps to see who the earlier bidder is.)
We'll close the auction next weekend, Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 8 pm (Vancouver time) and announce the winning bidder.
If you're the winning bidder, you'll donate your final bid amount to Markus' donation page at the Canadian Cancer Society's website, and send me your mailing address. And then I'll pop this skein of yarn in the mail to you, along with a few surprise treats!
Oh yeah, and you will get a Canadian charitable contribution tax receipt from the Canadian Cancer Society. (But I think that the tax receipt is good only in Canada.)
ETA: I have been informed that the Canadian Cancer Society has a registered US charity number so US folks can use the receipt for tax purposes. If you don't see it printed on your receipt, let me know and I will forward the charity number to you.
Finally, don't forget to check out Dotty's separate yarn raffle. All of the prizes are awesome. (And if you want to donate a prize, just contact her: yarnfloozy on Ravelry.)