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1 week ago

Knitted Knockers

I found out I have a variant of the BRCA1 gene yesterday. I am so glad I had the gene test done. It was suggested I have a Breast Cancer MRI done soon(which my doctor is getting set up), physician breast exams every 6 month, yearly mammograms and possibly yearly Breast MRI’s. I came home and wound some Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima for a Knitted Knockers because I know that many other woman got the same news yesterday and many’s other began their battles yesterday as well. 1 in 8 women will have breast cancer and #earlydetection saves lives. So I knit for the other 1,735,350 new cancer cases and 609,640 cancer deaths that are projected for 2018. #knittersofinstagram #bagsbyawesomegrannie #knittedknockers ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you for sharing! If my post gets one person to get a mammogram then it was well worth it.

Sorry about your news. Hope all goes well. I am currently finishing up a pair of knockers. We all have to stick together

Good luck with your health and knitted knockers are great particularly when knitted in soft cotton yarn and stuffed properly to fit you .Please go for all cancer tests as they could save your life and lots of worry and heartache

Prayers for good health and thank you for your knitting skills. I loved my knitted knockers during by breast cancer treatment last year. I finally have the "new girls" as of 2/13/18. Thank you for all you do for all of us.

Thank you for sharing . You are right early detention is the best cure I have been a survivor for 32years now. Keep up the good work. You are in my prayers.

Prayers for a complete recovery for you. I had looked at the knockers when I was deciding whether or not to have reconstruction. I also urge women to go for their yearly mammogram but to also listen to your body and inner voice. Even though I had sonograms after questionable mammograms and told they were ‘stable’ I went for a 2nd opinion and was dignosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Thank God I am now cancer free

Today I mailed out my first pair of crocheted knockers that I made for another survivor. I also adopted a clinic in Pittsburgh to crochet knockers for. Early detection is so important. I may not be here today had I not found my speedbump by accident.

I received my pair of knockers after my double mastectomy, and now I knit them for others. Love them

Thank you for doing this.

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4 weeks ago

Knitted Knockers

KNITTED KNOCKERS ARRIVE AT CONCORD HOSPITAL

Concord Hospital’s Heart Gift Boutique accepts a basket of Knitted Knockers which will be given free to breast cancer survivors.

Concord Hospital just became the conduit for connecting volunteer knitters (and crocheters) with breast cancer survivors who would like to have one or two Knitted Knockers. Knitted Knockers are soft, comfortable, handcrafted breast prostheses, made with love by volunteers for women who have had mastectomies and for whom breast reconstruction is perhaps not an immediate option.

Betty Ann Abbott of Gilmanton is a knitter who wanted to help local breast cancer survivors by making some knockers. Having gone to the organization’s website (knittedknockers.org) to find a local provider, and finding none, she asked at the Imaging Center and the Breast Care Center during a recent visit if they were interested in becoming a supplier. There was great enthusiasm expressed! She has now taken on the task of providing the hospital with a supply of Knitted Knockers. They will be offered through the Heart Gift Boutique.

On Friday afternoon, Betty Ann delivered a basket full of Knitted Knockers of various sizes and colors to the gift shop where they will be added to the collection of wigs, headwraps, jewelry and clothing that are attractions for patients and visitors alike.

As for Betty Ann, she needs to find like-minded knitters who can help with the supply chain in NH! She can be reached at baabbott@abbottbiznet.com. Nationally people can register at knittedknockers.org for more information on ways to help.

Knitted Knockers Support Foundation is a 501©3 non-profit organization that is run by volunteers. Their primary focus is the free distribution of handcrafted breast prostheses to breast cancer survivors.
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KNITTED KNOCKERS ARRIVE AT CONCORD HOSPITAL

Concord Hospital’s Heart Gift Boutique accepts a basket of Knitted Knockers which will be given free to breast cancer survivors.

Concord Hospital just became the conduit for connecting volunteer knitters (and crocheters) with breast cancer survivors who would like to have one or two Knitted Knockers.  Knitted Knockers are soft, comfortable, handcrafted breast prostheses, made with love by volunteers for women who have had mastectomies and for whom breast reconstruction is perhaps not an immediate option.  

Betty Ann Abbott of Gilmanton is a knitter who wanted to help local breast cancer survivors by making some knockers. Having gone to the organization’s website (knittedknockers.org) to find a local provider, and finding none, she asked at the Imaging Center and the Breast Care Center during a recent visit if they were interested in becoming a supplier. There was great enthusiasm expressed! She has now taken on the task of providing the hospital with a supply of Knitted Knockers. They will be offered through the Heart Gift Boutique.

On Friday afternoon, Betty Ann delivered a basket full of Knitted Knockers of various sizes and colors to the gift shop where they will be added to the collection of wigs, headwraps, jewelry and clothing that are attractions for patients and visitors alike.

As for Betty Ann, she needs to find like-minded knitters who can help with the supply chain in NH! She can be reached at baabbott@abbottbiznet.com. Nationally people can register at knittedknockers.org for more information on ways to help.

Knitted Knockers Support Foundation is a 501©3 non-profit organization that is run by volunteers. Their primary focus is the free distribution of handcrafted breast prostheses to breast cancer survivors.

 

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I love my knitted knockers!

Me three

These are the greatest thing after you have a mastectomy! The breast forms you have to buy are very expensive and heavy. These wash easily and can even be worn with a regular bra. They are terrific with a bathing suit but I suggest using one safety pin to keep it in the cup. Thank you for all you people who do these!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

I plan on making some of these this year.

....just to be clear, I am assuming while these are in the gift shop, they are NOT being sold.

Fantastic products for a good cause

Debbie Chapman

I just finished my first pair and I made them for a friend. It was very special and humbling for me to be able to do this for someone I care about. I just wish I was a faster knitter.

So awesome, thank you!

I discovered these over 8? months ago. It was time for me to get a new prosthesis (400 $). My insurance didn't cover it. 😆 so I had to wear my old one that was ripped at the seams. I actually used bandaids to hold it together. I happened upon knitted knockers and was in heaven.. Anyone l knew that could use these l made them aware. I told ladies at Curves. I donated. I even got a lady to start. Knitting them. I don't have to buy bras with pockets anymore. I applaud the ladies who came up with this concept. THEY ARE FREE!¡!!!!!! I am a 22 yr. SURVIVOR. YAAAY.

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I could use a new pair. Love them.

Once I received a set of knitted knockers, I abandoned those monster things that weight 3 lbs. I could have used kk so easily and so much sooner. Breast care patients have all they need with knitted knockers and a loose bra to put them in.

I need to get some for my Mom. Is there anyone local in my area (Vacaville, CA) that makes them that we could pick up somewhere?

LOVE love love/

Love mine

Mia Butler and Sonia Duarte

Such a wonderful idea. I live in Pittsburgh and have made 5 pairs but not sure what to do with them. I would like to give to the survivors in my area but didnt know how to get the word out. There are no distribution centers here in Pittsburgh. I am a 5 year survivor but was unfortunate and did not need a mastectomy. I am going to make a few more pairs and talk to the cancer center where I received my chemo. Thank you for the great idea.

Where did you get the fliers and tags? I guess I cam make the bags from netting? Please message me. Such a wonderful idea.!

How wonderful. Keep up you fantastic work.

Could someone "official" please confirm that these knitted knockers are not being sold? They should never be in a gift shop. They belong in doctor's offices, clinics, and cancer centers. They are to be given FREE as a gift to the person who has cancer. Anyone who doesn't know that, and is "surprised" that they cannot be sold has completely missed the point. Knitted Knockers, please confirm. Thanks.

These are amazing.

You can get fliers, business cards, all the information from knittedknockers.org. They are wonderful people and will send free pairs to anyone in need of there isn’t a group in your area

Jo in our knitting group makes these.

Brent Thornton, Jill Young Starr, can we get these?

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1 month ago

Knitted Knockers

Way to go Indonesia knitted knockers.Kami membutuhkan Relawan di Bali ...
#knittedknockersindonesia
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Way to go Indonesia knitted knockers.

 

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Thank you! 💗

THANK YOU ALL FOR WHAT YOU DO !!

Tico Poplak they're everywhere

Knitted Knocker volunteers are the best!

1 month ago

Knitted Knockers

Knitted Knockers in East Africa is Rocking It! Way to go Kenya! Overcoming myths and stigma to help the women of their country! Love this!

BBC World Hacks
Meet the Kenyan group knitting "knockers" for breast cancer survivors.

(Limau Cancer Connection via BBC Africa)
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BBC World Hacks

 

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Jennifer Durrant

I love mine, so soft and I could customize filling for me. Thank you so very much!

Tico Poplak

I am so grateful for these volunteers. I love wearing mine.

I’m so happy to have gotten involved in a knitting knockers group in southern NJ!

I love mine too !!!

I love mine. So comfortable. Thank you all ladies.

I love mine also..I have three..my favorite has a nipple..the other two are plain..thank you ladies

I have two sets, love them!!!Thank you all for making them!

I love mine💜

I love mine but have trouble with them sliding up out of my bra all the time.

Love to you lady and Way to go. . Thank you thank you.

So great full to the volunteers who knit these they are doing a great job ..I love mine and so comfy ...thank you all..your doing a brilliant job ❤️👌❤️

Linda Schmidt-Deloach did you see this

Love you all. Thank you soo much ❤️❤️

I’m reading this as I wait for a prescription to be filled, while wearing MY knitted knockers ❤️

Olivia O Brien show this to your Mam she was on about these some time back

I dropped a bunch off just before Christmas. They are fun to knit and a joy to know they are doing good in the world.

Lisa Coombs Graham

I love knitted knickers AND the people who make them. Thank you.

I love mine. They are awesome as are the knitters.

Evita Buttons Ali

I just received my first pair and appreciate. Other rejected me because I could not afford my 20%. I say thank you and will send my donation soon, I have been sick with the flu.

Is there south africa groep

They do such a wonderful job and I have mine

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2 months ago

Knitted Knockers

Indonesia checking in. I'm weeping for joy over these amazing women and what they are doing!
Dear Barbara,

Time runs very fast, another year will pass, and it's been so long not to send a letter announcing our activities here.

During the year, a lot of things we have done, although not perfect, suggestions and encouragement we needed so we could learn to improve it

Volunteers:
We recorded 220 new volunteers for both personal and group in 17 cities in Indonesia, but not entirely active, mostly crocheters (on certain occasions we held workshops to teach knockers crochet and knitting, and the results were good enough so they can be more productive sending knockers to us).

We also put a lot of efforts to synchronize our Vision and Mission of Knitted Knockers Indonesia to them, not an easy job, considering Indonesia has different languages, culture and religion. Hopefully, in the future this is no longer a significant obstacle.

Knockers Distribution:
Until end of this year, we’ve sent l600 knockers to 41 cities throughout Indonesia, many more breast cancer survivors who do not know our whereabouts, possibly because of untouched by social media, or they are less understood technology so difficult to contact us via email. By early next year, we will have our own website and special app that can be accessed via mobile phone, so they can be more easily reach us.

This year our knockers are distributed by sending to each requesting address, distributing directly when we are hosting exhibitions, or visiting and distributing directly to breast cancer communities who ask collectively for their members.

Slowly we have also started working with related institutions such as hospitals, government, doctors, and Breast Cancer Communities, for now not too many, but will definitely continue to build up more relationship with others.

Donors:
In this moment, we do not have many donors to support all our activities; sometimes we try to sell some merchandise that we create so that it can continue to support this activity running. This, we do only at special event.

We also have a partnership with a yarn shop, they are happy to donate 25% from yarn Sales (Nako Solare yarn only) to us, and this is quite helpful. Currently, we are still using two types of yarn only, because it is difficult to get good quality imported yarns, as you have referred, besides the price is quite expensive. But the yarns we use today are good quality. Next year we plan to add some more types of yarn if possible.

Socialization:
We keep socializing the use of knockers, because for people in Indonesia, even doctors and government agencies have not known it at all. This year we exercise socialization activities through health seminar, local TV program, and Internet.

Dear Barbara, we are happy to be able to share stories with you about our whereabouts here, and we are really grateful for your inspiration so that those women of breast cancer survivor in Indonesia are able to use knockers now.

Any problem we face here is not an obstacle, but it is a challenge that encourages us to work harder. When we can share with others, and make them confident and smile again, it's been bliss of its own.

It's late already, I am sorry if my English writing is not good, hope you are always in good health. Merry Christmas & God bless.

Please find attached photos of our activities this year.

Rosalina
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I am so in 'AWE🙏💓🙏', will share, as I have been the beneficiary myself through the Canadian Group. ❤️

Putting money I. Mail Monday!

Wonderful!!

I am so grateful for mine - will share this - such an important part of my life. Wonderful!!

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR US BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

💗💗❌⭕️❌⭕️

This is so wonderful..your letter should go out with all the Knitted Knockers infoeverywhere! What role models you are!!!

Thank you

This is a wonderful thing that you all do. Bravo.

Amazing sissy!!!

Well done ladies .. you have done so much in such a short time and as you say put smiles on women’s faces ❤️

Hi how we can get this for our Palestinian women in Jerusalem?

Great job ladies!

Absolutely beautiful!!

I would love to join this activity to help the ladies. I'm from Malaysia and please do let me know if you have team in Malaysia that need extra hand.

I love knitted knockers. Thank you so much for comfort and normalcy.

Very awesome !!

Ladies of Indonesia...you are wonderful!

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2 months ago

Knitted Knockers

Kenya Knitted Knockers are one of the Great Stories around the World featured on KLM flights! knittedknockers.org

Limau Cancer Connection
Thanking KLM airlines for airing us 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

We are now flying all over the world with Klm . Great stories around the world .

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Limau Cancer Connection

 

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Thank you southport...

Donna Jim

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