About Knitting for Alzheimer
In 2018, we, a group of imec colleagues, decided to raise money for Alzheimer research. And what better way to do this than by turning to our collective passion for handcraft. Together with other colleagues, family and friends, we made and sold more than 1.000 knitted Christmas ornaments.
The year after, in 2019, we crocheted keychains and in 2020 we turned to our sewing skills to make >500 mouth masks. In 2021, we knitted colourfull cotton hand cloths for an environmentally friendly household.
Imec, as an R&D hub making solutions for a better and healthier life, supported these actions and each year doubled the raised money. In this way, we raised >20.000 euro for the Stichting Alzheimer Onderzoek
Are you a classic or crazy Christmas-person?
In our anniversary year – Knitting4Alzheimer turns 5 – we want to treat you again to an unforgettable Christmas with some beautiful ornaments. We are making two collections of crocheted ornaments. The ‘crazy’ collection consists of 5 colors (petrol blue, fuchsia, light pink, purple and green) and 2 sizes (7cm and 5cm diameter). The ‘classic’ collection consists of 3 colors (red, white and silver-grey) in the 7cm-size. All are topped with a sparkling golden tip, just like a real Christmas ornament. Prices are 5 and 7 euro, for the small and large size respectively. You can order via the button ‘knitting4alzheimer pop up’ on the top of this page
In case of questions contact us via email or follow us on social media: facebook or instagram.
Special thanks to the different knitting shops that have supported us throughout the years: Ilymey, Wolsalon and De Franse Herder
In love with our first collection?
Our ‘best-selling’ products are defenitely our 2018-Christmas ornaments (designs by Arne & Carlos, Norway). We raised almost 5.000 euro that year. Would you like to add some unique pieces to your collection? Contact us and choose your design and color.
Our good cause
‘Stichting Alzheimer Onderzoek’ (the foundation for Alzheimer research) fights Alzheimer since 1995 by investing in scientific research.
Read on p3 of this (dutch) newsletter about the story of Knitting4Alzheimer.
Nathalie Meurice – Rita Verbeeck – Ann Van Grunderbeeck – Els Parton – Franciska Vanheusden – Greet Vanhoof – Greet Verbinnen – Helga Deschrijver – Mia Deschrijver – Ilaria Mancino – Ingeborg Boerenkamp – Katleen Jacobs – Katelijne Haspeslagh – Agnes Fiey – Katrien Pollefeyt – Kristel Tonne – Maria Vanderborght – Laurien Mols – Christiane Declerq – Myrjam Vanden Eynden – Leena Banerjee – Mady Frroninckx – Ghislaine Kumps – Myriam Van de Peer – Veerle Simons – Nausikaa Van Hoornick – Xia Han – Pauline Bryce – Holly – Kristin Robeyns – Leen Hartl