DRG partners with Halos of Hope

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BERNE, Ind. -- DRG, publisher of special-interest books and magazines, is partnering with a nonprofit organization called Halos of Hope through the release of a new pattern book for crocheters called Chemo Caps & Wraps.

The book features a collection of projects designed for the special needs of individuals battling the disease of cancer. As a show of support, DRG will donate a portion of the proceeds from each book to Halos of Hope, an organization committed to providing volunteer-crafted caps to in-need chemotherapy patients.

All of the models in Chemo Caps & Wraps are either cancer survivors or have experienced the effects of cancer through a family member who has had the disease.

The caps are designed to completely cover the head, and all are made using soft worsted or chunky weight yarns. The wrap patterns also call for similar yarns.

The book includes 29 crochet projects, with a number of patterns written at the easy skill level so that beginner crocheters can also create and donate. Other patterns are written at the intermediate skill level.

Chemo Caps & Wraps is published under DRG's popular Annie's Attic brand and retails for $14.95. The book is available from the Annie's Attic catalog, accessible online at AnniesAttic.com.

Halos of Hope is a not-for-profit organization that was started in October 2007 by Pamela Haschke, survivor of a rare form of breast cancer.

Halos of Hope ships hats to more than 150 cancer treatment centers in 40 states. It is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff, and its board of directors accepts no compensation. In 2009, it was selected by the American Society of Radiation Oncology as a Survivor Circle Partner. ASTRO selects only two charities per year for this distinction.

Information about volunteering or donating to the efforts of Halos of Hope is available from the website at halosofhope.org. Information about donating yarns, needles and supplies is available by e-mail at info@halosofhope.org.

About DRG: DRG (DRGnetwork.com) is in its third generation of Muselman family ownership in Berne, Ind. The company consists of a direct marketing division, featuring craft and nostalgia products, and a marketing services/fulfillment division in East Texas. DRG publishes magazines and books, and also offers kits and supplies under consumer brands that include House of White Birches, Annie's Attic, Clotilde, The Needlecraft Shop and American School of Needlework. Most print products are also available for download via the Internet. The fulfillment division, Strategic Fulfillment Group (SFG), in Big Sandy, Texas, offers database marketing and Internet services alongside traditional subscription and product fulfillment.