Our good friend Diane Hassinger from the Ladies in Camo recently turned us onto a very unique program called Casting for Recovery. The program is designed to “enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer through a unique program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the therapeutic sport of fly fishing.”
During the 28th to the 30th of August 2015, Diane participated in the Western Pennsylvania retreat. Not only was the fishing superb, but friendships were also made that will last a lifetime. Read about the tremendous weekend, amazing food, great fishing and emotianal support she received from other breast cancer survivors: http://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/2015/10/05/casting-for-recovery-diane-hassinger/.
Diane's recent trip also reminds us of another non-profit based right here in Bellingham, that's been receiving some National attention as well. Bellingham's Knitted Knockers was recently honored by the Seattle Seahawks with a $2000 donation. Knitted Knockers was started by Barb Demorest after she had trouble finding a comfortable prosthetic breast to wear until she could have breast implant surgery after her mastectomy.
Her physician told her about fabric prosthetic breasts, so Demorest had a friend knit one for her and the rest is history. Demorest now volunteers full time finding people to knit and crochet the knockers, and doctors willing to give them free to breast cancer patients. Knitters pay for their yarn, while Knitted Knockers covers the cost of mailing the knockers to women who request one or a pair online.
Thanks to our friends at Ladies in Camo and to local organizations like the Knitted Knockers that continue to create awareness around breast cancer while helping survivors cope with the emotial and pysical stressors that accompany the disease.
Help show your support during Breast Cancer Awareness month with our Ultra Compact Microfiber Towels in pink with an embroidered breast cancer ribbon. A portion of all proceeds raised by the pink towels will be donated to breast cancer research.