Join with us in this community art project promoting mind and brain health. Knit or crochet neurons that will be used to create a giant “human brain” display at the Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) of Charlotte. Your handmade creations will be featured with neurons crafted by health care professionals, patients and community members, to weave a giant virtual textile ‘neural network’. This display will help create awareness about brain health. The display focuses on the principle that yarn craft, with its mental challenges, social connection, and mindfulness, helps to keep the brain and mind sharp, engaged and healthy.
LCI needs several hundred individual neurons, so we hope we can successfully meet this goal. LCI will be hosting an educational symposium focusing on brain health and emotional well-being in cancer in spring 2020. The educational event will culminate in the installation of this collaborative and creative project.
What is a Neuron? Neurons are electrically excitable cells of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. The billions of neurons in your body connect to each other in neural networks. They receive signals from every sense, control movement, create memories and form the neural basis of every thought.
How You Can Help:
Knit or Crochet a Neuron.
Donate Knitting Needles or Crochet Hooks. (can be any size)
Donate money to LCI Charlotte to help with supplies for this project
Atrium Health Foundation 208 East Blvd Charlotte NC 28203 704-355-0933
This would be a great opportunity to donate yarn from your stash or needles/hooks that you no longer use. Help us bring awareness to brain health and make this project a huge success!
There are knit and crochet neuron patterns available. You can select the pattern you feel more comfortable using.