GREENSBORO - It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but every day we meet people who want to make a difference. One of them is Demetra Oliver who is funding breast cancer research one craft at a time.
Oliver showed some of her crafts that when purchased will benefit a local non-profit foundation called the MK Cancer Foundation and Sister Network of Greensboro.
The one-sided fleece blankets, pin cushions, jewelry stands, shawls and hats all feature the international symbol for breast cancer awareness.
Oliver made the crafts after being inspired by her mother and friend who are fighting breast cancer. Sheonette Brown, told WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 39-years-old. "Early detection is key in fighting breast cancer," Brown said. "We have to get people educated about this."
You can purchase the crafts on the following ETSY website: www.belfioreladi.etsy.com.
WFMY News 2