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Why We Wouldn't Settle: A Note From Our Co-Founders

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Three and a half years ago, we set out on a radical mission to change the healthcare industry. We had friends, and family diagnosed with cancer told to wear tube socks over their PICC lines and felt that there had to be something better. We wouldn’t and couldn’t accept that using a tube sock was the norm for covering and protecting something so important. I mean, tube socks are meant for your feet and went out of style decades ago, right? There had to be something in the market that provided better quality and dignity, yet we couldn’t find anything that came close. So we decided to change that. We went to the community and shared our vision with nurses and patients. And what transpired was amazing. We were able to create our ultra-soft, antimicrobial PICC line cover in collaboration with leading nurses and doctors while also getting the input from patients and people from the design community. And through that – our comprehensive design process was born.

Being involved in the community was paramount for us. While we were building a for-purpose company, we realized there was an incredible need to do something more than just creating amazing products. And so we decided to give a portion of our sales back to non-profits and today partner with some fantastic organizations such as Stand Up 2 Cancer, the American Cancer Society, Global Lyme Alliance, Rock CF, Cancer Schmancer, MitoAction, and The Oley Foundation. We’ve had the opportunity to partner with these phenomenal foundations to ensure that together we’re making a difference. So when Pledge 1% asked us to take the pledge – it was an absolute no-brainer. Giving back to the community is paramount to our brand and company, and we’re honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to be working with such incredible partners.

So while we eat our leftover turkey and get to spend time with loved ones this holiday season, we wanted to say thank you to our community. You inspire us every day to do better, and we wouldn’t be here without you. We’re excited to continue building great products and working together to help even more people on a daily basis.

- Chat, Susan and the Care+Wear team

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