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Local woman helps Breast Cancer survivors through knitted knockers

Posted: 7:46 AM, Jul 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-20 14:22:03Z

One Tucson woman is doing her part to help breast cancer survivors by starting up the local chapter of Knitted Knockers.

Knitted Knockers is an international program aimed at creating knit or crochet prosthetics for women who have had Breast Cancer and had to undergo a Mastectomy.

Dale Arriaga, a Tucson native. is a breast cancer survivor and had a double Mastectomy. 

After being told about Knitted Knockers and ordering her first pair she fell in love, and knew she wanted to be able to give that same joy to other women throughout Arizona. 

it was then that Arriaga, along with some neighborhood friends and a few other women in Arizona, began knitting and crocheting knitted knockers. 

Arriaga, now retired, dedicates all of her time to making the prosthetic breasts and getting them to those that need or want them. 

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"When I retired, I was a nurse and I retired and I wanted to do something that would help people. Didn't care who just wanted to help people, well shortly after both of my sisters and I got breast cancer. This was an option that wasn't really out there, so I decided I'd represent Arizona," Arriaga said. 

Arriaga says she personally relates to not only the battle against Breast Cancer but also with those who've had a mastectomy. 

You can place an order for knitted knockers at their official website here