Be Heartwarming Today!

Donate Life

Buying roses and chocolate isn’t the only way that you can do something “heartwarming” today…it’s also National Organ Donor Day!  Donatelifeamerica.org has made it their mission for 2012 to get 20 million new registered organ donors this year.  Currently there are over 115,000 people in this country awaiting life-saving transplant surgeries, this amounts to approximately 19 people a day dying from a lack of a transplant.

Check out this story from Emory University Hospital this past January about a nurse, Allison, who donated her kidney to her 22-year old patient, Clay who she barely knew.

So how can you help? Register yourself as an organ, eye, and tissue donor here: http://donatelife.net/register-now/ and encourage your friends and family to do the same.  Did you know that one donor can save up to 8 lives!

How are YOU Preventing Cancer this Month?

Cancer Prevention Month

February is a busy month!  Not only is it National Heart Month but it is also National Cancer Prevention Month.  What are the top ways to prevent cancer from the American Institute of Cancer Research?

  • Food: Limit red meat (especially processed meat like ham, bacon, sausage, and hot dogs), and pour on the fresh vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and beans!
  • Fit: Not everyone’s schedules or budget allow them to hit the gym with a personal trainer every night, that’s ok!  Do your best to get at least 30 minutes in a day (whether it’s jogging, vacuuming/cleaning, or dancing with your kids just try and get your heart rate up-up-up.
  • Figure: Did you know that carrying extra weight increases your odds of developing SIX types of cancers!? So conquer the first two and you will surely see results…then increase the physical activity as needed but remember it can be broken up throughout the day whenever you have time!
  • Fundraise: Check out this limited edition scrub top Uniform Advantage carries from Koi scrubs called Scrubs Promise where all of the proceeds help support breast cancer!Koi Scrubs Promise

Do you have any cancer prevention tips to share this month?

Feedback from our Fans!

Thank youAt Uniform Advantage, customer service is a top priority, and we do the best we can to make sure each and every one of you are 100% satisfied with your order.  When our customers take the time to provide us with positive feedback like the comments below, it not only makes us smile Smile, but it lets us know that we are doing our job.  So a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who help us help you better. 

From Susana:

Liddy was very helpful and so nice! I just got my new sets in the mail and I couldn’t be more thankful. I really love the texture and fit of the butter soft brand. I get so many compliments on them, especially for the top because there aren’t a lot of scrubs with a button down shirt. The colored trim is just a bonus! Thank you so much again for everything! I will definitely make future purchases with Uniform Advantage. Thank you once again!!!

Just one of your VERY satisfied customers

From Britnie:

I recently ordered 6 sets of scrubs from Uniform Advantage. I have never ordered from you all before, but I am so glad I did! The scrubs are unbelievably soft (I ordered the Buttersoft brand), and they were reasonably priced, too. I received my order just two days after I placed it. That was definitely a plus! I will certainly order from Uniform Advantage in the future.

From Susan:

I just wanted to express how pleased I am with my new uniforms for UA.  I don’t think I have ever ordered on line where I didn’t have to return something.  The scrubs that I received are perfect and seem to be well made.  I have passed the word at my work and hopefully this will bring you more business.  There were also so many beautiful designs that I couldn’t decide what to pick.  Thank you.

From Sue on behalf of the RNS Midwives

Just wanted to say a BIG thank you from the Royal North Shore Hospital Midwives – Delivery Suite. Our order arrived today (so fast!!) and is perfect, we will all look so gorgeous in our Christmas Scrubs. Thanks again, and Merry Christmas

From Jen:

My scrubs are wonderful quality, and I have had great customer service, you have a loyal customer in me.  I look forward to doing business with you again. :)

From Michelle:

Customer service like this makes me want to continue to remain a customer.  Thank you very much.

We have a dedicated team of customer service representatives who are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.  Whether you call in by phone, chat with us on the web or send us an email, we make sure to react and respond in a timely manner.  We also make sure to carefully look at every situation presented to us so we can continue to improve and meet your needs. 

If you have any question or concerns or would like to give us feedback, you can send us an email by visiting our Contact Us page.

World AIDS Day 2011: Getting To Zero

London Eye on World AIDS Day

London Eye on World AIDS Day

Sydney Opera House on World AIDS Day

Sydney Opera House on World AIDS Day

Paris City Hall on World AIDS Day

Paris City Hall on World AIDS Day

White House on World AIDS Day

White House on World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day and this year’s theme is centered around getting to 3 Zero’s:

1) Zero New HIV Infections: the CDC estimates that 33.3 million people worldwide have HIV, with 1.2 million of those in the United States (with an expected 50,000 new cases in America each year) these cold hard facts display the urgent need for awareness, testing, and preventative measures across the board

2) Zero Discrimination: the negative stigma and assumptions about AIDS only enable the disease and its nickname as the Silent Killer, social awareness and tolerance will help those who are infected seek treatment and take precautions

3) Zero AIDS Related Deaths: according to the CDC, only 1/3 of the 15 million people living with HIV worldwide are receiving the treatment they need to decrease death rates and improve quality of life

How To Help Raise Awareness:

  • Educate: Understanding the facts about the prevalence of AIDS as well as the methods for prevention will encourage action and encourage communication.  By talking about this international epidemic we can all do our part to increase awareness, participation, and reduce stigma.
  • Participate: there are events worldwide including but not limited to: concerts, art and comedy shows, bar and club events, walks, and religious observations…most of them are focused on being fun while you help out!  Use your local news outlets to find agencies, religious institutions, or universities near you who are doing their part for the cause. CBS local for example, has websites for cities all across the US and their respective AIDS Day 2011 commemorative events.
  • Fundraising and Donations: there are numerous websites are in place where you can not donate money, get ideas for ways to start your own fundraiser, or support merchandisers who donate a portion of their proceeds to AIDS charities:
  • Text “LIFEGIFT” to 20222 on World AIDS Day to donate just $10 to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation 
  • UNICEF makes it easy to set up monthly donations and outlets for volunteering if you would like to donate your time
  • AIDS LifeCycle offers great fundraising tips as well as organizes an annual bike ride
  • The RED Campaign started with Gap, but now includes numerous other retailers…use this site to shop for holiday gifts!
  • One Hope Wine donates HALF of all of their proceeds to fight AIDS

“Like Us” and Gobble up to 20% off on Black Friday!

"Like Us" and Gobble Up Black Friday Savings!

This Black Friday/Cyber Monday we are letting our Facebook fans determine the discount! The total number of “likes” we have by November 23rd at 3pm EST will translate into the percentage discount lasting from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.  Get the word out to your co-workers, friends, family and you all will Gobble up the savings!

Diabetes Education and Prevention

World Diabetes Day

Landmarks across the world bring diabetes awareness to light

Today is World Diabetes Day, a day which was founded by the International Diabetes Foundation with the intent of raising worldwide awareness about the escalating rates of the disease.  “Diabetes Education and Prevention” is the five-year theme for 2009-2013.  A blue circle is the symbol for diabetes awareness, with blue representing the sky (and the color of the UN flag) and the circle conveying unification of the international community.

November 11 is the birthday of Frederick Banting, who was a leader in the discovery of insulin in 1922, a life-saving treatment for diabetes patients.  The World Health Organization estimates that 346 million people worldwide have diabetes and this number is slated to more than double by 2030 without intervention.

Tips for Prevention: Use these tips from The Mayo Clinic to prevent or delay the onset of type II diabetes (which is the most common type):

  1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle:  Regular physical activity helps you lose weight, lowers your blood sugar, and boots your sensitivity to insulin—which helps keep blood sugar in a healthy range
  2. Reach for whole grains and high fiber foods: These dietary choices help reduce your risk by regulating blood sugar levels
  3. Lose the extra weight:  If you are overweight, diabetes prevention may be dependent on weight loss (overweight adults reduced their risk of the disease by 16% for every 2.2 lbs of weight lost!)

Share with us how you are doing your part either at work or in your personal life to increase diabetes awareness and prevention!

Thank You Veterans!

November 11 originated as a national holiday in tribute of Armistice Day (which was the end of World War I).  It changed in 1954 after WWII and the Korean War to become Veterans Day, which now honors veterans of all of the U.S. wars.

We want to send a heartfelt thank you to all of our veterans, active military personnel, and their families for their service and dedication to our country.  Below are ways we’ve found on several sites of how people demonstrate their support and appreciation for these heroes year round, not just on November 11.

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Veterans Day 2 

  1. Join a program like Operation Gratitude or Soldiers’ Angels.  These connect civilians to soldiers deployed overseas…you can greatly improve morale by committing to sending just one letter a week and one care package a month
  2. Frequent businesses that demonstrate support for our troops.  Many restaurants and entertainment venues offer discounts to active military and veterans on Veterans Day, the 4th of July and Memorial Day, but if you dig a little deeper you’ll find others like Home Depot, Lowe’s, numerous travel providers, and cruise lines offer discounts year round!
  3. Support an organization that focuses on helping military families like www.OurMilitaryKids.org, where you can make financial donations or host your own creative fundraisers to benefit the kids of military personnel (also a good way to have fun while educating non-military children about how they can help!)
  4. Volunteer for your community branch of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.  You can help out in several ways from fundraising or shelter donations to mentoring to help lead a veteran toward self-sufficiency.
  5. Give Thanks! It may be simple, but it has a profound effect if you take the extra minute to shake a hand and express gratitude and support for someone who sacrificed their life for our freedom!

In what ways do you support our veterans, active military, or their families throughout the year?