Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology hosts free classes for Knitted Knockers program

7 Mar 2018 General

Skilled and beginner knitters to create prosthetics for breast cancer survivors

APPLETON, Wis. (Feb. 21, 2018) – Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialists, in partnership with the Knitted Knockers of the Fox Cities, will host knitting workshops at its Gateway location, 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, for those interested in creating prosthetics for breast cancer survivors, also known as “Knitted Knockers.”

On the second Thursday of each month, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. members of the Knitted Knockers of the Fox Cities organization will be on-site to create prosthetics and answer questions from impacted women. Skilled knitters are encouraged to join in the process of creating these prosthetics and other knitted materials.

Additionally, from 9 a.m. – noon on the second Saturday in March and April, experienced knitters will offer classes for beginners. These sessions are open to anyone interested in learning how to knit and those looking to improve their skill level. There is no cost for these morning sessions, but beginners are required to bring their own basic knitting needles and yarn.

To learn more about either knitting session or to sign up, email Manuela Lornson at or call her at (920) 419-8014.

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About Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO) provides the most advanced cancer care in northeastern Wisconsin. With more than 20 physicians and advanced practice nurse practitioners, along with more than 130 nurses and support staff, FVHO partners with patients and families in their fight against cancer and blood diseases. Established in 1990, FVHO is the only QOPI Certified Practice (QCP ), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s, that is serving northeast Wisconsin. Dedicated to providing quality cancer care, FVHO was named ‘Best Cancer Treatment Center’ in Post-Crescent’s 2017 Best of the Valley Reader’s Choice Awards.