Grab your needle and thread and get to work for a cure! The Susan G. Komen Foundation will be accepting handmade knitted clothing and accessory donations throughout San Diego to raise money for breast cancer treatment and research. Donations will need to be dropped off at a collection site with a name, address, and email contact information. Donations will be accepted through Oct. 27. Encinitas residents can stop by Common Threads in 92024, which is one of the collection sites this year.

Additionally, Knitters for a Cure, a North County San Diego knitting team, is looking for participants interested in joining them in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure run in November. You can register with the team or form your own online at For more information about Knit for a Cure contact Barbara LaMark at or 858-573-2760.