PUBLISHED: 1:38 PM on Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Juneau Scrapbookers 'think pink'
Sept. 28 event will help raise money for Susan G. Komen fund
Some people race for the cure to cancer, but some crafty women are putting their creative energy to work hosting a scrap-booking workshop.

The event, dubbed "Scrap Pink," is part of a national campaign to benefit breast cancer research.

"Across the country people are doing lots of different things to celebrate Scrap Pink," said Anji Gallanos of the Creating Place. "We decided on a four hour crop."

Gallanos, and Stampin' Up demonstrators Lecia Kahklen and Gina-Shirey-Potts, are organizing the event, called a crop.

"A crop is a chance for scrap-bookers to come together and work on their pages," Potts said. "People bring their materials and ideas and work on whatever they want. It's nice to have the fellowship of other scrap-bookers."

Scrap Pink is more than just another craft event, Gallanos said.

The event takes place from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Centennial Hall.

The cost to participate will be $25, about $10 of which will be contributed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.

"As craft suppliers, we're not just going to be there to sell stuff. That's not what this is about," she said. "People aren't going to be coming just to buy craft materials. People will come to be together and be creative.

"It's an opportunity to raise awareness about breast cancer, and it's a way to reach out with creativity and support life. A lot of the people who come may be breast cancer survivors or have family members who are survivors. But anyone can come and have that connection and celebrate life."

Crafters of any skill level are encouraged to participate.

"You can get new ideas when you are working with other scrap-bookers," Potts said. "If someone's having trouble with a layout, there are more experienced scrap-bookers that can help and give some pointers."

Participants are encouraged to sign up for the event, but anyone who shows up at the door will also be welcomed in.

"The first fifteen people to sign up will get a 'Scrap Pink' mug, but any one who shows up will be welcome," says Kahklen. To sign up, call 789-6942, 780-5437, or 780-5840.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen who died from breast cancer at age 36.