Knitted Knockers

Individuals who are diagnosed with breast cancer often have to undergo a mastectomy as a part of their treatment. In the state sector these women are often not able to receive plastic surgery timeously and are often left feeling self-conscious and grappling with body dysmorphia.

Knitted knockers are prosthetic breasts that can be used by individuals who have been affected by breast cancer and have had to undergo a uni or bilateral mastectomy. In collaboration with The Yarn Tree, Knitted Knockers is aiming to donate 1000 pairs of knitted breasts by October 2019, which is breast cancer awareness month. The aim of this fundraiser will be to donate the completed knitted knockers to state patients who are seen by Genetic Counsellors and Medical Geneticists at various state cancer clinics.

Individuals who wish to donate to this cause can either knit or crochet a pair of knitted knockers or for those who aren’t proficient at knitting or crocheting, they can donate money. All money donated will go to The Yarn Tree as they will facilitate the knitting of the prosthetic breasts, should you choose to donate and not make a pair yourself. Once completed they will be given to the students of the Division of Human Genetics to disseminate at the state clinics.

Knitted Knockers will be at Eastgate outside Krispy Kreme between 09:00 -15:00 from the 21st – 27th October. Please come and support this wonderful Initiative during breast cancer awareness month


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