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October Sweepstakes for Breast Cancer Awareness!


Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point in their lives.  Many of us have been touched by this disease.  Getting mammograms regularly can reduce your risk of dying from breast cancer.


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Plymouth Yarn wants you to remember to get your mammogram. Comment on our blog and tell us you are getting yours! 3 random comments will be chosen to win this Cabled Pocket Scarf kit featuring our warm Galway Worsted yarn in Palest Pink!


Sweepstakes Rules
Open to US residents 18 or older only. Valid email required to post reply or comment. Winner will be chosen using random number generator October 28th 2016 and notified via email. No purchase necessary. Contest valid 10/07/16-10/28/16. Duplicate entries will be deleted. For a list of winners, please send self-addressed stamped envelope to Plymouth Yarn Company, 500 Lafayette St, Bristol, PA 19007.

49 Comments so far
  1. by Dianne

    On October 7, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I had my mammogram on 10/4/2016. It was fast, easy and painless. Another preventive health test done for the year and I received a calendar for 2017 to boot!

  2. by Kathy Krause

    On October 7, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Last year in December 2015, I decided to get a mammogram after not having one in 11 years. I was called back for a second set of pictures because my old file had been destroyed and they had nothing to compare. One week later I was told I had a “cluster” and ALL clusters must be biopsied. So on January 18th, I went in for a biopsy. I was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma – STAGE ZERO! Which basically means the cancer had not spread beyond its origin. I had lumpectomy surgery on February 3rd and 10 DAYS of radiation follow-up. On March 3rd I was cancer free and very healthy!!!
    Today’s mammograms pick up the slightest hint of any abnormalities, this story could have EASILY gone a different direction. But…God is GOOD!
    Kathy Krause
    Clintonville, WI

  3. by Ellen Feibel

    On October 7, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Always get one even tho no family history, I get it every year! Too many friends diagnosed and too many gone too young.

  4. by Whiskers

    On October 7, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Last January I joined the “lucky 1 in 8” women. My DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) was diagnosed with a 3D mammogram. If I had had any other kind of mammogram, and this was my first 3D, it would have been several years before I was diagnosed. I had a lumpectomy surgery followed with several weeks of radiation. There is no chemo for what I have.

    So, ladies, go get SQUASHED! It will save your life.

  5. by Allison

    On October 7, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Wow! That’s amazing! Thank you for sharing your story.

  6. by Susan Fowler

    On October 7, 2016 at 11:41 am

    I am a breast cancer survivor and I get my mammogram every year. They found my cancer through a routine mammogram. Breast cancer is highly curable if it is caught in time. GET YOUR MAMMOGRAM TODAY!

  7. by Allison

    On October 7, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your story!

  8. by Savannagal

    On October 7, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    You bet I am. Scheduled in December.

  9. by Sharon Sichterman

    On October 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I see my Primary Care Physician on November 21,for my annual visit; and he will schedule the annual mammogram at that time.

  10. by Penny Smith

    On October 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I am scheduled for a mammogram next month. I am a 22 year survivor of Stage II breast cancer. Mammograms save lives!

  11. by Judith

    On October 7, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Seven year survivor, felt a lump,before I was due for my annual mammo–stage 1 invasive triple negative

  12. by Karen C

    On October 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Oct. 7 10am It was just SMASHING 😉

  13. by Allison

    On October 7, 2016 at 1:15 pm


  14. by Allison

    On October 7, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Amazing! Thank you for sharing!

  15. by Allison Jones

    On October 7, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    my annual is scheduled for February. I’ve been getting them for a few years because my mom was diagnosed young. i had a pre-DCIS removed a few years ago. since I turned 40 a few months ago i’m looking forward to not having to fight with my insurance company to approve the test for a woman under 40.

  16. by Allison

    On October 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm


  17. by Allison

    On October 7, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I too had to fight the insurance company. Turning 40 is good for something!

  18. by Katie Stachowiak

    On October 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Had my routine yearly mammogram in August 2015. Was diagnosed with Stage 1 cancer. Had a bi-lateral mastectomy on October 1st. I dodged the bullet through early detection and did not require chemo or radiation. No history of breast cancer in my family, so early detection via mammograms is so very, very important.

  19. by Pat

    On October 7, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    I usuLLY fight with my Dr not to have one, bu this year I go mine 9/30 with her even asking me too. Mobile mammogram unit came to the college I work for and I got one of the last three spots open. I am proud of myself…

  20. by Allison

    On October 7, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    You can do it!

  21. by Allison

    On October 7, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you for sharing.

  22. by Theresa

    On October 7, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I had mine done just two months ago. It’s a small pain to avoid a really big one!

  23. by Lisa

    On October 7, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Am super on top of this — have had ovarian cancer, and as a result am at greater risk for breast cancer …’s super important for everyone to have mammograms!

    Thanks for a chance at this great give-away !!

  24. by Penny

    On October 7, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Had mine three weeks ago.

  25. by Debbie

    On October 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    I got my last mammogram in August 2016 – I get it faithfully every year!

  26. by Jane

    On October 8, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Had mine in February. My Mother had breast cancer and with early detection along with lumpectomy and radiation she lived to 91 years. I’ve had my mammogram yearly since turning 50. Also, I’ve been told my breasts are dense and been called back to clinic for ultrasounds.
    Please, be pro-active and get yours!

  27. by Pat H

    On October 8, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I schedule my Mammogram on or near my birthday, which is May 1. I haven’t missed an appointment yet. Having a mammogram each year is very important to me.

  28. by Pat H

    On October 8, 2016 at 8:12 am

    I schedule my mammogram every year on or near my birthday which is May 1. Having a mammogram every year is very important.

  29. by Beverly King

    On October 8, 2016 at 10:46 am

    I had my annual mammogram yesterday! I never miss getting my mammogram. I had lumpectomies because of fibrocystic breasts when I was 32 and 34 years old. I am now 68 and doing great. I have a very dear young friend that is in her early 40’s going through breast cancer now. I would love to win this scarf to give to her or have the pattern to make her one.

  30. by Vicki Zilai

    On October 8, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Hope everyone is getting their mammogram. I will be getting mine in late Nov as always !!!!!!

  31. by Allison

    On October 10, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Sending healing thoughts for your friend.

  32. by Allison

    On October 10, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Thanks for sharing!

  33. by Helen King

    On October 10, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I just had mine a couple of months ago.

  34. by Jewels Sowers

    On October 10, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    I got mine just before October because I promised my friend who found out this year she had it.

  35. by Sharon isley

    On October 11, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Plan to have my mammogram. . When I think of my Aunt Millie. She died of breast cancer 20 yr’s ago. , I remember the crocheted blanket and bootie set she made for my oldest daughter, Lauren. Lauren will turn 38 on October 22! Whenever I knit something I feel like she is on my shoulder weaving a little angelic magic in every stitch.

  36. by Judi Ames

    On October 14, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    for the last three years, I’ve been getting *two* a year…because in 2013, a lump I found in April enlarged so much by my July mammogram that it was intensely painful to get it done…the Breast Center is in the Hospital and before I left I was scheduled for surgery…it was a Stage I estrogen based tumor…I had a partial mastectomy, 33 radiation treatments, was taken off hormone replacement and given estrogen suppressors…I have been cancer free for nearly three years and am now back to my yearly mammograms, which occurred last month…get yours, catching it early was the key in my case–so don’t put it off!

  37. by knittingdancer on Raverly

    On October 14, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I will get mine at my next doctor’s appointment.

  38. by Allison

    On October 14, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing your story!

  39. by mybskt

    On October 19, 2016 at 9:33 am

    I have my mammogram every year in conjunction with my annual physical – right around my birthday! And I believe that I’m giving myself a gift by doing so because early detection is the key ! That little bit of discomfort that some folks talk about is certainly far less that one would endure if a Cancer went undetected! Buck up ladies – we’re all tough enough to handle that little mammogram squish!

  40. by Lisa Mathews

    On October 22, 2016 at 11:39 am

    I went for my routine mammogram last Novemer 2015 thinking all was good (48 years old). I had no concerns, so when they found a lump, then needle biopsy, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breat Cancer. Now many months later I have had two lumpectomy surgeries, 16 rounds of chemotherapy, 33 rounds of radiation and I am doing GREAT! I am getting my energy back slowly and I knit like crazy :-). Undetected my cancer could have killed me in less than two years. It is aggressive, and fast growing. So, go get your exams and mammograms done and make sure you are here to see all the new designs and yarns Plymouth Yarns will have for years to come :-)

  41. by Carmen N

    On October 23, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    I usually schedule mine in October – plenty of reminders around :). I haven’t called in yet but I will.

  42. by Allison

    On October 24, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Thank you so much for sharing!

  43. by Melinda G

    On October 24, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Getting my first one tomorrow.

  44. by Tracy

    On October 24, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Scheduled for November 30th.

  45. by Carol Domingo

    On October 24, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    My mammogram is not due until December. But I can guarantee to you that it will be done at that time. I am a 35 year survivor of breast cancer. My mastectomy was done on August 31, 1981. I am so grateful . Thank you Plymouth Yarn Co for caring.

  46. by Colleen Carroll

    On October 25, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I get my mammogram every October. I never miss a year. I just learned my baby sister is fighting breast cancer. I know she is going to beat this fight. The power of prayer works! God bless all you survivors.

  47. by Paulan Daily

    On October 27, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    After being diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in March 2014, found in my annual mammogram, I know the importance of this diagnostic. After treatment for a year I am cancer free and enjoying my life with my family.

  48. by Rose Birchall

    On October 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    I had my mammogram January 2016

  49. by Sara M

    On October 29, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Due in January 2017; can’t schedule it yet.

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