During October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Five Percent of Proceeds from Jacki Sales Will Benefit Related Charities
Chatsworth, CA – September 30, 2020 – Silverts, a leading manufacturer and distributor of adaptive clothing, is unveiling an enhanced version of its Jacki® post-surgical recovery garment created specifically for breast cancer patients. Jacki is designed to help patients remain physically comfortable and relieve stress during their treatment.
During October’s “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” Silverts will donate five percent of its sales proceeds from the garment to breast cancer related charities.
Jacki is designed for women of all ages to help facilitate their recovery, enabling patients to dress themselves or be dressed with ease. The loose fitting top, made from super soft material, includes a top shoulder button for easy access and port-a-cath. Inside the button down garment are prosthetic pockets on both sides for breast form inserts or ice packs, all-around pocketing to hold multiple post-surgical drains, and Velcro sleeves for one-handed dressing and easy access during chemotherapy.
“Jacki was devised to bring elements of style and ease of use to help women meet some of the physical and mental challenges they face through treatment and recovery,” said Joshua Norris, General Manager, Silverts.
A clinical study from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, on how garments like Jacki can impact body image for women during their emotionally vulnerable post-operative period concluded that, “the significant impact of Jacki use on body image supports consideration for inclusion of such garments in post-operative care for patient undergoing treatment and recovery.” For the randomized pilot study, responses from 139 women were analyzed.
“While we believe Jacki can make a positive difference in patients’ lives we wanted to go further and assist both breast cancer research organizations and those focused on the equally vital work of patient support,” Norris said.
The funds, donated from five percent of Jacki sales in October, will be divided among 10 different charities including Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Lynne Sage Cancer Research Foundation and Gilda Radner Hereditary Breast Cancer.
Silverts is a division of Careismatic Brands, the global leader in medical apparel, with a deep portfolio of top medical apparel, footwear and accessory brands.
About Silverts Adaptive Clothing:
Founded in 1929, Silverts Adaptive LLC operating as Silverts Adaptive Clothing & Footwear, is a
U.S. and Canadian based retailer that designs and distributes adaptive clothing and footwear for men and women. The company makes a variety of adaptive apparel, including wheelchair clothing, hospital gowns, easy access clothing as well as diabetic shoes, socks and slippers, designed to assist physically challenged individuals in their daily dressing and undressing while offering dignity, convenience and comfort.
About Careismatic Brands:
Careismatic Brands, Inc. (formerly Strategic Partners, Inc.) is the global leader in medical apparel with a distribution footprint in more than 70 countries, and a deep portfolio of top- selling medical apparel, footwear and accessories brands such as Cherokee Uniforms, Dickies Medical, heartsoul, Infinity by Cherokee, ScrubStar, Tooniforms and Anywear. Plus innovative and game-changing well-being brands such as Certainty SmartBoost, an antimicrobial laundry additive that works alongside regular detergent to protect fabrics. Careismatic Brands’ portfolio of deeply trusted brands delivers best-in-class products and unparalleled service to distribution partners and consumers.
In addition to being the marketshare leader in medical apparel, Careismatic Brands is a manufacturer/distributor of school uniforms by Classroom, corporate identity uniforms, adaptive clothing by Silverts, medical instruments and accessories. The company takes great care to understand and provide products that champion the people wearing uniforms who serve and care for others. For more information on Careismatic Brands, visit www.careismatic.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.