Find out about a fun, easy way to improve the life of breast cancer patients and survivors: join Knitted Knockers
It all started with a 28-year-old woman named Chesley. Diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer during the pregnancy of her first child, she went through the usual problems after undergoing a mastectomy.
Chesley soon learned that silicone prosthetic breasts are heavy, uncomfortable and cause heat rash. Not only this, just one silicone breast prosthesis costs between $300 and $500 – impossible for women without insurance to pay.
She soon discovered she could knit her very own breast prosthesis that was comfortable, inexpensive, the correct size and she had the added bonus that she could make them in a rainbow of colors. During a checkup, she asked her doctor and nurse if they would like to see her knitted boob…they loved it and asked if she could round up some more for their other patients.
The rest, as they say, is history. Many women came to the rescue and began knitting breast prostheses for breast cancer survivors.
How You Can Help
First, visit the Knitted Knockers website and learn about this amazing organization. Read the “How We Got Involved” page to learn how the group started. And if you really want to get inspired, read the Testimonials page to hear directly from recipients of Knockers.
Second, download some of their free charity knitting patterns and get knitting! This page provides guidelines as well as knitting patterns, so you can feel confident you’re knitting Knockers that survivors will find useful and comfortable.
You can register here on the Knitted Knockers website, and they will offer you all the information you need to find suitable recipients for your Knockers.
Finally, spread the word. Tell your knitting friends about Knitted Knockers, and consider even starting your own group based on this project.
This is such a fantastic way to make a difference in the life of breast cancer patients and survivors. Why not consider Knitted Knockers for your next charity knitting project?