Knitted knockers arrive at Concord Hospital

  • Lorna Golden of Concord Hospital accepts a basket of Knitted Knockers to be given to breast cancer survivors. Courtesy

Friday, February 02, 2018
Concord Hospital supports cancer survivors

Concord Hospital just became the conduit for connecting volunteer knitters 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 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 knittedknockers.org to find a local provider, and finding none, she asked at the Imaging Center and the Breast Care Center during a visit if they were interested in becoming a supplier. Knockers will now be offered at Heart Gift Boutique.

Knitted Knockers of various sizes and colors are available at the gift shop where they will be added to the collection of wigs and headwraps.

As for Betty Ann, she needs to find like-minded knitters who can help with the supply chain! She can be reached at baabbott@abbottbiznet.com.