Tying Up Cancer began while on the way home from my grandma's house a while back. It was one of those long car rides where you look out the window to see the sun shining in a beautiful, bright blue sky filled with a few wispy white clouds. I had just finished making myself a friendship bracelet, and was quite upset that I had no more people to make bracelets for. It seemed as though I had already given bracelets to all of my friends and family that asked for one, but I didn't want to stop. It was fun to take ordinary strings and make them into something beautiful, something anyone could wear. The disappointing thoughts of the end of my new hobby made my imagination whirl with thoughts. Not long after, Tying Up Cancer came across my mind. Well, the name came later. But the idea had begun.
I could still make bracelets, but I wouldn't make them for me or my friends. I would make them to sell to raise money for cancer patients and research. I felt like I spent the past 15 years of my life living only for me and it was time to give back. I might have been happy, but I was doing nothing to contribute to other people's happiness. I was living in my own little world. From the start, I've made many bracelets in different colors and patterns, and I have no intentions on stopping anytime soon! Buy a bracelet (or two!), you'll be helping find a cure for cancer and supporting those who need your help the most (and you'll feel good about yourself for donating, too!)