When Bob shared the news privately with me via email, I immediately called him and asked if there was anything I could do to help within the unfortunate obvious limitations. Bob and his family are in Connecticut and I'm in Massachusetts, so there isn't much I could really do to help except offer my moral support.
Well, Bob's daughter Kate has found something we can all do to help her brother. Over on her blog, under the title In Which She Fights, she's announced a fund raiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Let me quote her directly:
"I want you to donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of Robbie Greenberger...For every $10 you donate between now and Sunday, February 24 in honor of my brother, your name will be entered in a raffle for yarn-y goodness. If you are a non-knitter and win a raffle prize, I will come up with something for you. So far, prizes include Claudia Handpainted Yarn Silk Lace, Dream in Color Smooshy, Fleece Artist and more. I will be photographing and posting the prizes over the next two weeks."
The ellipses above mark where Kate put the link for donations. If you've got the inclination to support Robbie and his family, and you love yarn, please consider reading Kate's post and donating in Robbie's honor. As Nomi and I have just done.