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Spend the weekend scrapbooking to raise money for cancer research

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CARPENTER, Iowa (FOX 47) -

Crop for the Cure is a big event bringing people together to support the fight against cancer in the small town of Carpenter, Iowa. 

The event was created in 2008 by Jodi Attig and Jill Patterson who each had lost a parent to cancer.

Crop for the Cure features a whole weekend full of scrapbooking, silent and live auctions, and chair massages.

There is also a garage sale that includes new or unwanted scrapbooking supplies that is marked down to garage sale prices.

Nearly 100 people show up each year and traveling as far as the Twin Cities and the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area.

All funds raised during this event go to Lyle Area Cancer, which are then donated to the Mayo Clinic and the Hormel Institute for cancer research.

Since the event began, the organization has raised nearly $70,000 and is hoping to reach $80,000 by the end of the weekend.

"Seeing everybody come together and helping out...raising money to maybe, hopefully, someday find a cure," said Attig. "Everybody has been affected one way or another by cancer. Whether it's personally, friends, or relatives. Everybody has been affected somehow."

The Crop for the Cure event runs from 5 - 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - midnight Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.

The cost of the event is $45 for one day, $60 for two day, or $70 for all three days.

For more information about the Crop for the Cure event click here.

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