Knitted Knockers for Breast Cancer Awareness
12 October 2015: CANSA is teaming up with Knitted Knockers South Africa this October, for breast cancer awareness.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among South African women, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 33 women in SA (according to the 2009 National Cancer Registry). Read more…
What are Knitted Knockers?
“If you’re wondering what Knitted Knockers are – they’re breast prosthetics for women who have had a mastectomy.
Made from all natural materials, they are light weight, comfortable, do not require a special bra and are given, free of charge, to breast cancer survivors,” says Ruth Archer from Knitted Knockers.
Sign Up as a Knitted Knocker Volunteer
Knitted Knockers are made by volunteer knitters all over the world and now the movement has spread to South Africa too. This is a community project and the CANSA Durban Care Centre wants you to get involved.
“CANSA Durban Care Centre will sell kits (for you to knit at home), for R50 each, of which CANSA will get R10. The kit has the pattern, 100 % organic cotton and pure merino super wash stuffing. All Knockers knitted will come back to CANSA to give to breast cancer patients (at no charge) who so desperately need them. If you are unable to knit, please sponsor a kit which will be knitted by a volunteer” says Cara Noble, CANSA’s Kwa-Zulu Natal Divisional Manager: Service Delivery.
“We are so excited to get involved with such a fun and unique campaign. We know of so many breast cancer patients who simply cannot afford breast prostheses, and with the help of Knitted Knockers – we can help those women feel beautiful again,” concludes Noble.
Queries Knitted Knockers
Visit the CANSA Durban Care Centre or call them at 031-834 0600.
Email Cara Noble: firstname.lastname@example.org