As we head into October – National Breast Cancer Awareness month – what better topic to share than an inspirational story of a Rhode Island woman whose creativity and compassion has made medical treatment for women a little less uncomfortable than it already is?
All women have had experience walking into a doctor’s office – whether it be for a routine checkup or treatment – and being asked to change into an oversized napkin. As if you weren’t feeling vulnerable enough already, they leave you cold and hanging out in all the wrong places!
Sharon Linder has a history of breast cancer in her family and is no stranger to this scenario. Struck by the silliness of patients desperately clutching their johnnies (what we like to call those paper hospital gowns up here in New England) closed, she took to developing a warmer, more modest, and more comfortable alternative – Get Janes!
parsonsKellogg is proud to be able to partner with Sharon to make her incredible idea a reality. We play a role in sourcing the gowns overseas, we embroider them at our warehouse in Rumford, Rhode Island, and fulfill every Get Janes order.
“I am so thankful to have found pK. Their expertise and level of professionalism is extraordinary.” – Sharon Linder
Janes do not apply exclusively to cancer patients. They can be worn to routine doctor’s appointments, and are even attractive enough to wear at home! To learn more about Sharon’s story, visit getjanes.com, and feel good about ordering one for yourself or a loved one – 2% of the profits from every Jane sold funds mammograms for underserved women!