Care+Wear Partners with Tyler Robinson Foundation to Donate Adaptive Shirts to Pediatric Cancer Patients
1,000 shirts designed for easy access to chest and port areas for chemotherapy will be donated to pediatric cancer patients at 58 hospitals across the country.
In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Care+Wear, a healthwear solutions company, bringing both comfort and fashion to cancer patients undergoing treatment, has partnered with Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), the nonprofit organization of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Imagine Dragons dedicated to supporting children battling pediatric cancer, to donate 1,000 custom shirts to pediatric cancer patients.
The partnership came to fruition after Care+Wear's founder attended an Imagine Dragons concert where he learned of TRF. Both teams realized their common mission to ease the lives of those actively going through treatment. Through their efforts, the custom pediatric port top was developed.
With the mission of making cancer treatment more manageable, the shirts have zippers that allow for easy access to chest and port areas for chemotherapy. The shirts range in sizes from 4T to Youth XL and will be donated to 58 hospitals across the country.
“Care+Wear was founded in 2014 and since then has worked hard to support patients undergoing treatment. Partnering with TRF will make our shirts more accessible to pediatric cancer patients and will help make them more comfortable without the financial burden to their families,” said Care+Wear Founder and CEO, Chaitenya Razdan. “The positive association that the band is with them somehow during treatment is one that can’t
In the nine years TRF has served the pediatric cancer community, the nonprofit has provided support to more than 2,000 families around the globe and raised more than $12 million. Of every dollar TRF raises, more than 85% goes directly to families in need.
“TRF’s mission is to help support families of children fighting cancer and we are continuing that mission through our partnership with Care+Wear,” said Kim Gradisher, TRF’s Executive Director. “By providing these shirts, our TRF kids and families have one less thing to be concerned about when dealing with a pediatric cancer diagnosis and treatment.”
Participating hospitals include: Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT; Children's of Alabama in Birmingham, AL; Summerlin Hospital in Las Vegas, NV; Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, HI; Cure 4 the Kids in Las Vegas, NV; Children's of Colorado in Denver, CO; Renown Children's Hospital in Reno, NV; Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle, WA; SickKids Children's Hospital in Toronto, Canada; and
Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital in New York, NY. Learn more about TRF’s partner hospitals at trf.org/partnerhospitalsandcenters.
Originally founded in 2014 to create a better PICC Line Cover, Care+Wear has become a platform to reimagine how the world looks at and feels about healthcare. Care+Wear has reached millions of patients with its adaptive and accessible shirts, sweatshirts and recovery bras, with the mission of bridging fashion and function for a more human healthcare experience. The brand has expanded to include scrubs, NICU bodysuits and children’s solutions such as arm cast covers. Care+Wear works in conjunction with end users, clinicians and designers, including Oscar de la Renta, The Natori Company, and Parsons School of Design. Up to 10% of Care+Wear’s profits are shared with leading institutions such as Stand Up 2 Cancer, The American Cancer Society, the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and many more. To learn more, visit: www.careandwear.com.
About Tyler Robinson Foundation:
Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) helps strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by providing grants specifically to offset out-of-pocket life expenses. TRF is the nonprofit organization of the GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum selling band Imagine Dragons. TRF meets a critical need in communities across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Each year, one in 285 children are diagnosed with cancer. While many pediatric cancer organizations focus on growing awareness and support for families with the physical and emotional toll of a diagnosis, the huge financial hardship cancer treatment places on families is rarely discussed. More than 85% of every dollar TRF raises goes right to families in need. For more information, visit TRF.org.