Trying to turn a personal hardship into a quest to make chemotherapy more comfortable by creating a unique fleece jacket for treatments
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.
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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!
Once our project is fully funded, we will be contacting all our supporters that selected a reward to confirm sizes, colors and shipping information
Please visit our website at www.chemocozy.com for more photographs of our Men's and Women's Fleece Jackets. Thanks!