Making Strides Fundraiser Wrap-up

As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, so does our Making Strides Fundraiser.  We want to thank all of you who participated in our efforts!  Not only did we raise money for a cause we can all personally relate to, but we also fostered an even greater feeling of community as we all worked together toward this common goal.   Our final amount raised was $2,695 thanks to the generosity of the employees at our retail stores, distribution center, and corporate office, as well as their friends and families.  Uniform Advantage matched this donation for a grand total of $5,390 going to the American Cancer Society!

In addition to the fundraiser, we hosted a Facebook contest for our followers to submit their tips for breast cancer prevention (the participants received our unique UA pink bra t-shirts as a “thank you” for their input).  We want to share with you some of the top responses we received:

  1. Ch-Check It Out: The most popular responses we saw stressed the importance of monthly self exams and yearly mammograms, which are both key to early detection.  We all know how hectic the “day-to-day” can get, so find a reminder that works for you.  There’s power in numbers…maybe schedule your next doctor’s visit with a girlfriend and treat yourselves to dinner afterwards or host a small pink party with a few of your female family members to ensure that no one forgets!
  2. All Together Now: You know the drill…eat right, don’t smoke, limit alcohol intake, protect yourself from the sun, and be physically active.  There is a correlation between overall health and reduced risk of cancer, and an added bonus is the increased endorphins or “feel good hormones”!
  3. We Are Family:  Learn the history of breast cancer in your family tree, not only will this help you understand your risk factors, but it can also be a great way for you and the other women in your family to strengthen your “support system” by being positive influences on each other.
  4. Just The Two Of Us: Several of our contributors referenced studies that show breastfeeding can prevent or lower the risk of breast cancer for some women.  Good for baby and good for mom, win-win!

To mark the end of our “Pinktober” fundraising, we held PINK day at our corporate office—you can check out the pictures below.  You don’t have to wait until next October to do your part for Breast Cancer awareness; the American Cancer Society has events all year round to encourage participation.  From team walks to galas and golf, there is sure to be an event where you can have fun while you help raise awareness!  How did your workplace celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month?

UA Pink Day

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Recap!

Happy Pinktober, everyone! As you may already know, we at UA took part in this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk yesterday to help support those who have been affected by breast cancer and help promote awareness and prevention. Currently, our team has raised over $2,300 and we will continue to raise money throughout the month of October.  At the end of the Month, UA will match all our donations…so we are hoping to reach our goal of at least $5,000!

Many of our friends and Facebook fans were able to attend the event, and some came to see us as we walked (and they scored a free UA pink bra t-shirt!).  Thanks for saying hi!

**If you’d like a chance to win one of our great pink bra t-shirts, visit our Facebook fan page or come back to our blog this Wednesday for a Win-It-Wednesday contest!

Here are some pictures we took at the event:

To see more pictures from the walk, visit our fan page at

Thank you everyone who came out and for showing your support!

In order to help us reach our goal of $5,000 even faster, please donate on our Team UA page found here:


Good morning, Happy Monday and Happy Pinktober!

Saturday, October 1st, marked the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and here at UA we are well into our fundraising and support efforts! This Sunday, October 9, several UA Team Members will be participating in the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.  This is our third year participating in the walk and we hope to see some fellow South Floridians out there!  So far we have raised over $1,700 and hope to continue to raise money all month.  If you’d like to donate through Team UA for the American Cancer Society, you can do so on our Team Page. 

Another way to help show your support throughout the month of October is to wear pink with pride! (I’d like to add that in the spirit of “Pinktober” I am wearing my pink sneakers, pink sweater and pink scarf today to work :)).  We have numerous pink scrub tops and scrub pants along with a variety of Pink Ribbon Tops online at UA.  Check out this beautiful print from Peaches!


Or show your support with a pink ribbon stethoscope!


Hope you all have a fabulous week!

~ Hannah

Pretty in Pink…Show Your Support!

In less than one month it will be Breast Cancer Awareness Month! So help show your support and “Pick Your Pink” scrubs to wear all month long….or all year!  But the Pink doesn’t stop at scrubs–we have Pink Ribbon socks, stethoscopes and bags too. Check out our collection of Breast Cancer Awareness Scrubs for more :).

Looking for another way to show your support? Us too!  The past few years we have been taking part in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and this year is no different.  Team UA is back again for to raise money and walk for the cure!  Check out our Team Page and if you’d like to donate through Team UA, please do and THANKS! Check out our Team Page here: 2011 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer ~ Team UA!

~ Hannah

It’s Pink Day!

While there is no historical reference out there as to why June 23rd is recognized as National Pink Day or where it came from, I do know that I love the color pink and any excuse to wear pink (like a National Day) is fine by me! So today, let out the fun, girlie side of you by sporting the color pink to work.  I know I will be.

At UA, we are also loving all things pink! Like…these pink scrubs :)

Cherokee Tooniforms Marie in Paris Print Scrub Top (Style# CK654ACM)


New Balance Scrubs Aerial Azalea On Call Top (Style# NB116AEA)


But we love more than just pink scrubs.  Here are a list of some pink things we can’t live without!

-          Pink peonies. Can someone say weddings!?

-          Breast Cancer Ribbons. Pink for a good cause.

-          Elvis’ pink Cadillac he gave his mom. Can I have one?

-          Pink Lemonade. I’d like to see more pink lemonade at the neighborhood lemonade stands. Just a thought…

-          Pink diamonds. They exist. Just ask J Lo.

-          A pink steak. Cooked medium, please.

-          Cotton Candy. Pink tastes the best…there’s blue too, and purple, and yellow. Yumm.

-          Pink. The name. The singer.

-          Bubble gum. Bazzooooookaaaaaa! But I suggest using sparingly…may cause molar soreness due to constant chewing.

-          Nail polish. I may or may not have hot pink on my toes right now!

Leave us a note and tell us what kind of pink things you love!

Tickled Pink,


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Broward Walk- 10/10/09

Broward Breast Cancer Walk 2009

Uniform Advantage participated in the 2009 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Broward walk on Saturday October 10, 2009. Our company will be accepting donations the entire month of October for this great cause. Our team has raised over $2,000 dollars this year and UA has dedicated to match our total donations up to $5,000 dollars. If you would like to donate under our team please click here.


Here are some pictures of our team at the 2009 event.


We at, Uniform Advantage would like to thank you for your support this month, and look forward to serving your medical uniform needs all year round.

~Contributing Editor

Lori Nadeau – Dunlap

Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness – October 2009

Pink RibbonOctober is Breast Cancer awareness month. This is time of year where everyone gets together and raises money for more research.  With advances made in medicine, we have to keep the momentum going and 2009 is no different! There are several organizations with valuable information on testing, prevention, treatment and more importantly, the simple feeling of looking out for one another.

The American Cancer Society  states 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,170 deaths so far this year. It’s the most common cancer among women, other than skin cancer in United States. The good news is the death rate is going down, as a result of testing earlier and better treatment options. In the United States, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors!

As an apparel company dedicated to the medical profession, we urge everyone to get involved. Wear pink nursing uniforms, or the pink ribbons indicating your awareness and support for our fellow sisters.

CLASC2PRTo show their support for the much needed research, Littman will donate $5.00 to the American Cancer Society from proceeds of their Classic II Stethoscope – style #CLASC2PR!

Featuring a two-sided chest piece, this stethoscope offers high acoustic sensitivity for superior performance. A tunable diaphragm on one side augments the traditional bell function of the opposite side. It also includes soft sealing eartips.


K115HPEKoi will also donate $2.00 from each sale of their Hope print scrub top towards Breast Cancer research. This stylish and supportive mock wrap top features an:

  • adjustable side drawstring,
  • two large front pockets and side slits
  • made with 100% cotton
  • available in sizes XS to 3X

We have several other products to support Breast Cancer awareness, including nursing socks, watches and even a pink ribbon embroidery option for your scrub tops! Let’s not forget our great looking Pink Ribbon print scrubs.

A couple of years ago, we walked at the Susan G. Komen walk for the cure in Miami, and it was a great success!  This year, Uniform Advantage will do its part by participating in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. For more information, visit Susan G Komen for the Cure on what you can do in our fight against Breast Cancer. You can also find an event near you. Together, we can make a difference!

We at, Uniform Advantage would like to thank you for your support this month, and look forward to serving your medical uniform needs today and tomorrow.

~ Contributing Editor

Priscille Victorin