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Purple Crying – Call for Knitters

Are you a knitter or crocheter who can whip up a hat in an evening?  Then get your knit on this summer! You’ll be helping to raise awareness about the Period of PURPLE Crying and shaken baby syndrome.

The PURPLE Crying folks are looking for crafty moms and groups to knit or crochet PURPLE newborn baby caps to be given to babies born in BC during the week of November 15th to coincide with Canada’s National Child Day.

Create from five to 50 wee hats using any newborn baby cap pattern and a soft baby-friendly PURPLE yarn.

If you’re on Facebook, then join the Facebook group and share the information with your friends and encourage them to knit a few caps over the summer months.

PURPLE caps should be mailed by Nov 5, 2010 to:
BC Children’s Hospital:
c/o Claire Yambao
Provincial Program Coordinator, Prevent SBS BC
BC Children’s Hospital
4480 Oak Street, K1-209
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4

By knitting and sending PURPLE newborn baby caps to be given to babies across the province, you will make a difference by:

• Raising awareness for this life-saving project – Period of PURPLE Crying – Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome BC.

• Participating in a growing, province-wide grassroots effort to educate new parents about the normalcy of early infant crying and how to cope with the frustration that can accompany it.

The Period of PURPLE Crying – Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome BC is a part of the most comprehensive shaken baby syndrome prevention initiative in North America. To learn more, visit http://www.PURPLEcrying.info and follow us on Twitter @PurpleCrying

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