Tuesday, April 7, 2015

History of Knitted Knockers

Knitted Knockers History
Knitted Knockers are a light comfortable knitted prosthetic alternative for women who have had a mastectomy.  When placed in a bra, these knitted knockers take the shape and feel of a real breast.  They are lighter and more comfortable than silicon prosthetic breast.  The knitted fabric breathes and prevents the heat rash and discomfort experienced by many women wearing other styles of prosthesis.

Knitted Knockers are made by individuals who either use them for themselves or donate them to other women or groups like KnittedKnockersusa.org It typically takes about 2 to 3 hours for a knitter to make a Knitted Knocker.

Knitted Knockers' Beginning (2007)
In 2007, Chesley Flotten of The Knitting Experience Cafe, after a personal experience with breast cancer, began a unique charity knit program, Knitted Knockers, to provide soft, comfortable and free knitted prosthetic breast to breast cancer survivors.  

A local Bangor, Maine news station did a story on her effort and it was picked up by CNN Headline News and suddenly the knitted knockers went global.  Survivors came looking to get Knitted Knockers and knitters wanted to help make them.  


To help bring knitters and survivors together, Chesley organized program information in one location at The Knitting Experience Cafe. 

While Knitted Knockers were launched by Chesley, life events led to her closing her shop, The Knitting Experience, in May 2010.  However, ever passionate, she has maintained her website as a source for breast cancer survivors to find information.

Tempe Yarn & Fiber (2010)
After hearing about Knitted Knockers from a customer, in the fall of 2010, Tempe Yarn started a two month community service project making Knitted Knockers for the Chandler Regional Cancer Center.  Local knitters made about 100 Knitted Knockers and the shop gave them to the Cancer Center where they were given to patients for free.

At the end of the two months, the shop started a new community service project. Then the Cancer Center called asking when they could get their next shipment of knitted knockers?  In parallel customers continued to make them.

Fast forward to 2015, the Knitted Knockers effort has morphed into a worldwide program.  Because of its growth, it separated from Tempe Yarn and became Knitted Knockers Charities a 501 (c) (3) public charity.  A website was set up, www.KnittedKnockersUSA.org, to provide information to cancer survivors on how to get knitted knockers and to locate knitters who would make them.

Knitted Knockers Charities has collected from volunteer knitters across the USA ten of thousand of knitted knockers and distributed them for free, to mastectomy patients in all 50 states.  But beyond our efforts, there are now groups in Arizona (Bag & Boob Babes, Saddle Brooke Knit Wits), Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin that are making, donating and/or distributing knitted knockers in their local areas.  

It doesn't stop there, worldwide there is: Knitted Knockers UK, Knitted Knockers Australia, Knitted Knockers South Africa, Knitted Knockers Alberta, plus groups in Mexico, Germany and Finland.

In October, 2013, Tempe Yarn was featured in the Reader's Digest as one of the three "Breast Cancer Heroes You've Never Heard Of."  This article made mastectomy patients across the USA aware of Knitted Knockers Charities and requests flooded in.   

Today the original Knitted Knockers model and vision started by Chesley Flotten remains unchanged.  Volunteers make knitted knockers and organizations distribute them for free to mastectomy patients.

If you or someone you know needs knitted knockers, simply send Knitted Knockers Charities an email info@knittedknockersusa.org with you name, mailing address and cup size, and they'll send you a free pair of Knitted Knockers.  

If you are interested in helping make Knitted Knockers visit KnittedKnockersusa.org for more information.  You can help change a women's life forever.

There are no paid positions at Knitted Knockers Charities and all expenses are paid with donations made by recipients and the local community. 



14 comments:

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  2. What a generous & encouraging way to help women who need a prosthetic. I had a mastectomy 7 years ago w/the latissimus flap. However, another tumor has been discovered & the implant must be removed for additional surgery & radiation. I'm thrilled to be able to obtain knitted knockers to help me appear symmetrical during treatments.

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  6. Do anyone still doubt natural herbs? I’ve seen the great importance of natural supplements and the wonderful work Dr Edidia has done in my husband life.
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  8. Do anyone still doubt natural herbs? I’ve seen the great importance of natural supplements and the wonderful work Dr Edidia has done in my husband life.
    I was looking for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD treatments for my husband who was 72yrs old, my husband has COPD and cancer, his condition was very critical which i was very afraid that will not survive it.
    His white blood count was very low right now and his doctors are planning on starting some chemo or other treatment soon.. I don't believe he will last long if he does this.. His COPD is getting worse even though he hasn't smoked in 30 years. so i decided to come online to see if there will be better alternative, during my research i saw a lady post about doctor Dr Edidia who has power over deadly disease, so i decided to contact him because i really do not care about what my husband was talking in all i want for him is for him to get well for me because he was all i have, my husband took the remedies that he send to us through UPS as he told us and few weeks later my husband stop to notice that symptoms of his disease are begging to leave him so he went back to his Dr and he was told he no longer has those diseases.
    My husband is totally free of COPD and cancer if not for doctor Edidia who help us rid this problem there is a possibility that my husband wouldn't be alive today.
    their contact info (dredidiaherbalhome@gmail.com or whatsapp +2349074505296 visit his website
    http://dredidiaherbalhome.weebly.com/ or
    https://dr-edidia-herbal-home.business.site/

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  9. Am Susan Rodrick by name, i was diagnosed with Herpes for 4 years ago i lived in pain with the knowledge that i wasn't going to ever be well again i contacted so many herbal doctors on this issue and wasted a large sum of money but my condition never got better i was determined to get my life back so one day i saw mrs amber post on how Dr Emmanuel saved him from the VIRUS with herbal medicine i contacted Dr Emmanuel on WhatsApp at +2348140073965 or email address: nativehealthclinic@gmail.com we spoke on the issue i told him all that i went through and he told me not to worry that everything will be fine again so he prepared the medicine and send it to me through courier service and told me how to use it,after 14days of usage I went to see the doctor for test ,then the result was negative,am the happiest woman on earth now. this testimony is real.thanks to Dr Emmanuel God bless you. you can also reach him on his whatsApp number +2348140073965

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