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Trying to turn a personal hardship into a quest to make chemotherapy more comfortable by creating a unique fleece jacket for treatments
Trying to turn a personal hardship into a quest to make chemotherapy more comfortable by creating a unique fleece jacket for treatments
252 backers pledged $29,821 to help bring this project to life.

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The idea for the Chemo Cozy Fleece Jacket was the result of company president, Greg Hamilton's, chemotherapy experience.  

Greg has been a cancer survivor since 2010.  His treatment has included both radical surgeries and very extensive chemotherapy.  Based on Greg's personal history, he and his wife Ellen realized there was a need for more accessible and comfortable clothing specifically designed to provide patients a better experience during their treatments. 

During chemo, nurses repeatedly need to access the patient's port, PICC line or forearm, often requiring the person to practically disrobe in order to reach the infusion site. Not only was this humiliating, it also added to the pre-existing anxiety related to battling cancer. Greg and Ellen searched for clothing to help improve his treatment experience but found nothing that was both practical and comfortable. After months of research, they decided to create their own solution and began designing the jacket that will be the signature product for Chemo Cozy.

We need your help in funding to launch this project.  Our minimum order is 2,000 jackets.With a successful launch we will be able to officially start this product line and get the jackets to the patients that need them most.

Thank you.

Risks and challenges

We're new to the apparel (and importing) business but have worked hard to ensure we have a quality product delivered in a timely manner. We have worked on quality control and have tested the product to make sure it works from a clinical perspective. To keep our product costs down we have to order in bulk - minimum of 1,000 per color. We have 2,000 coming soon. Once we are successfully funded, we will apply the same diligence used in creating this jacket in managing our distributions system. With Greg's background in project management and Ellen's in Sales and Marketing, we feel that our personal work history provides the tools we need to overcome any challenges that arise! It's all new, but we're having fun with all the research. We have converted our 2-car garage into our shipping/receiving hub. I was glad to clear out all the stuff that kept our cars from living there and finally put the garage to good use!

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    Let's get cozy! - Men's Fleece Jacket: One our comfortable polar fleece jackets with our 'think happy' logo in men's sizes M-XXL. Just tell us your size (only available in Blue - for now!)

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    Let's get cozy! - Women's Fleece Jacket: We'll send you one of our stylish polar fleece jackets with our 'think happy' logo. Available in women's sizes S-XL. Just let us know your size (we only have pink jackets in stock - for now!)

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    Give a Hug! - Don't know anyone that has cancer but you want to help? Select this reward and one of our signature jackets will be given to an unknown person currently undergoing treatments in a local treatment center. (You'll just have to trust us that we will make sure the size and colors are correct)!

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    Going Global! - Donors will receive 1 of our signature jackets shipped to their doorstep, anywhere in the world! (blue=men's sizes M-XXL) (pink=women's sizes S-XL) costs include shipping. (country import taxes may apply and are not included so please be sure to check).

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    Donors will receive 4 of our cozy jackets. Please just tell us the color (blue=men's; pink=women's) and the sizes (men's sizes M-XXL; women's sizes S-XL). All jackets will be shipped to the same address.

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    Let's have a group hug! Donors will receive 10 of our signature jackets. Please just tell us the color (blue=men's; pink=women's) and the sizes (men's sizes M-XXL; women's sizes S-XL). Jackets will all be shipped to the same address.

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