Tailored jacket that will manage women's mastectomy needs

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Tailored jacket that will manage women's mastectomy needs

August 04, 2017 - 11:22

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A Little Easier Recovery, a nonprofit organization providing tools and garments to cancer patients, is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Ford Warriors in Pink for the second year in a row.

Now 23 years strong, Ford Warriors in Pink continues to help in the fight against breast cancer, so far dedicating more that $133 million to the cause. Warriors in Pink has granted more than 60,000 more good day experiences – everything from free rides to treatment centers, to meal and errand scheduling – as part of its More Good Days initiative.

“We are grateful Ford Warriors in Pink continues to support our initiative, and enables us to help make the traumatic ordeal of breast cancer ‘a little easier," said Executive Director Maureen Cardinal.

A Little Easier Recovery provides free programs to advanced breast cancer patients to help with recovery.

Through this relationship, 500 women will receive a free Jacki® recovery garment to help manage mastectomy needs, and 600 women will benefit from a complimentary Patient Organizer. The Jacki® was designed along the lines of “What would Jackie O wear? if she had to endure breast surgery. The Jacki® program helps restore dignity, manage painful post-surgical drains and surgical wounds.

Its classic, incognito style allows women to do more, feel better, and live a better quality of life. The compassionate oncology teams distribute the Jacki® directly to patients scheduled for mastectomy surgery. The Patient Organizer was created out of necessity because of an overwhelming amount of paperwork and informationwhen going through breast cancer surgery. The Patient Organizer helps patients stay organized, regain control, and better advocate for themselves.

To date, A Little Easier Recovery has helped more than 20,000 breast cancer patients. We know there is nothing easy about a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. But there are tools and resources that can ease the burden. Learn more by visiting www.alittleeasierrecovery.org.

For more information, contact Maureen Cardinal at info@ALittleEasierRecovery.org or call (978) 689-9326.

The mission of A Little Easier Recovery is to empower cancer patients to regain their dignity and control and lead a better quality of life through all phases of their cancer treatment and recovery with established free educational programs.