April 26th, 2014
(image courtesy of Deramores)
We want to congratulate Susie Hewer “The Extreme Knitting Redhead”, who ran the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday, April 13th and won the Guinness World Record for creating the longest crochet chain while running a marathon! Sponsored by our friends over at Deramores in the UK, Susie used the bright, cheery Hometown USA while she crocheted.
Susie began running to help support Alzheimer’s Research UK after losing her mother to vascular dementia in 2005. Every race that Susie runs is in dedication to her mother, and she has raised thousands of dollars for dementia research over the years.
Crocheting is an art form that Susie embraces as a method of educating others on dementia. She uses crochet to teach how dementia breaks the links between cells until the brain can no longer function properly. Additionally, her mother taught her to crochet when she was young, which makes this even more meaningful to her.
We wish Susie well on her future endeavors and hope that she continues to inspire more people along her journey! You can read more on her blog here.