Resident knits with purpose to help breast cancer survivors

Resident Pat Anderson can spend almost half of her day knitting. But Anderson, a breast cancer survivor, knits with a purpose creating lightweight breast-shaped bra inserts for women who’ve undergone a mastectomy as the result of breast cancer.

Since 2017 Anderson has knitted and shipped about 187 pairs of the bra inserts that she calls “Busters” to women nationwide. Her Busters come in all sizes and in an array of pastel colors.    

“I don’t call my Busters prosthetics because they’re not replacement parts,” Anderson said in an interview with the San Diego Union Tribune. “These are nice little accessory products to give you some comfort and dignity and they help make your clothes fit right.”

Discover more in the Union Tribune about her own fight against breast cancer, the start of her nonprofit organization Sisterhood of the Boobless Wonders and her 50-year career as a fiber designer and craftswoman.   

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