Sock drive raises money for cancer patients

Published: 18th August 2011

Sock drive raises money for cancer patients
A charity in the US has opted to sell clothing to help raise money for rural cancer patients and survivors, The Norwood Post has reported.

The Caring Friends group is hoping to raise funds by selling socks for $20 (£12.14) per pair.

Francie Smiles, event organiser and resource coordinator at the San Juan Cancer Center, which also runs the charity group, told the newspaper that the socks are all "crazy-striped and multi-coloured".

Ms Smiles claimed that this was to show the importance of enjoying life and always maintaining a sense of humour.

The charity is hoping to raise $50,000 (£30,388) to help give rural cancer patients things like petrol money and food, as well as social trips away.

In its fifth year of operation, the San Juan Cancer Center provides care for residents in seven counties across south-western Colorado.

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