Arts & Culture

Roz Feigelson Circle of Life Knitting Group

Join us every Tuesday at 10 AM in the Gallery to knit scarves for those in our community who are fighting cancer. Don’t know how to knit? No worries, our Birmingham Mavens Lynette Slaughter and Carol Tuck offer you a chance to learn a new skill while providing a service for our community.

The Roz Feigelson Circle of Life Knitting Group is made possible by generous donors. To make a donation to the Circle of Life Knitters please contact Ruth Nomberg at 205-510-9039.

History

Roz Feigelson, Circle of Life Knitters began as a knitting class run by Roz Feigelson and Sheri Grunfeld. They planned to run the class to teach adults a new skill while creating friendships. At the end of the 6 weeks, the ladies did not want to stop; in fact, they wanted to do more!

At the time, Roz was receiving treatment for Breast Cancer at UAB and decided the group would knit scarves for patients at the treatment center. Although Roz passed away, the group continued knitting. Today, The Roz Feigelson Circle of Life Knitters knit about 1500 scarves a year which are distributed to UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Alabama Oncology at Grandview, and The St. Vincent Cancer Center. 
For more information about the group contact Priscilla Denard at pdenard@bhamjcc.org.