Crochet for a Cause: Awesome Breastforms

I recently became involved with an amazing group of volunteers called Awesome Breastforms. You may already know if you have been following me any length of time, but this is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. My mom is a breast cancer survivor coming up on her 5 year mark and I am loving helping other women. These knitters and crocheters have joined ranks to help provide women get their curves back. We provide breastforms absolutely free of cost to the recipient. As volunteers, we buy yarn, give our time to lovingly hand make the breastforms and then pay shipping to send them “home”. We are shipping all over the world and changing lives one woman at a time! We have also started making swim forms as well.

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Awesome Breastforms

Awesome Breastforms

Here is a little more information about our forms from Laurel, who is one of the amazing admins of our group:

Awesome Breastforms are created by a group of women who have come together for the singular purpose of crocheting or knitting handmade prosthetics for women who have had mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery. Our forms are made of high quality 100% cotton yarn. They are cooler, lighter and much more comfortable than traditional silicone prosthetics. Awesome breastforms are completely washable and easily adjustable to create the perfect fit! You have several color options when ordering, as well as choosing if your form is made with or without nipples. When you place an Awesome Breastform in your bra, you will be surprised at how similar it feels to a natural breast. In fact, many women say they soon forget they are wearing them!

You have heard why I volunteer with Awesome Breastforms and the story is similar with many of our volunteers. Some of our volunteers are even survivors themselves. We have also expanded the descriptions for our skin tone dark breastforms to make it easier on the ladies that are requesting forms to choose the color. These descriptions are now Caramel, Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate. Our other categories are skin tone light, wild and crazy, pastel, black and white. We are also constantly assessing how we can make our breastforms better to meet the needs of the ladies looking to get their curves back. Currently, we have helped over 2500 women in 28 countries get their curves back!

If you are interested in helping women get their curves back and are a crocheter or knitter, please go HERE to fill out our volunteer application. Our crafters go through an entire approval process before they are allowed to take orders for our breastforms. We are accepting volunteers on the website as well, but we only accept a dozen or so per week. If you don’t crochet or knit, there are ways that you can and you can see those options HERE. We also send sample packs to professional and medical offices. Sample packs can be requested HERE on our website.

Had you heard of Awesome Breastforms before? If not, I hope that you will share with others. If you have, I still hope that you will share.

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