I-Care-I-Cure-logo_medium _newThe month of September is childhood cancer awareness month. In the United States, over 15,780 children under 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year. To help raise awareness and support the fight against childhood cancer, Uniform Advantage began a partnership with I Care, I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation back in 2012. I Care, I Cure is a local South Florida organization that was founded by a  family, Beth and Brad Besner, in honor of their son Ian who lost the battle to T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) just shy of his eleventh birthday.  After their devastating loss, the Besners established I Care, I Cure to support the development of and raise awareness about targeted therapies to fight childhood cancer that would be more gentle and tolerable for children to endure.

Being a uniforms and medical scrubs supplier in the healthcare industry, Uniform Advantage understands the importance and growing need for gentler treatments to this life-altering disease. UA has designed a new yellow ribbon pattern in support of spreading awareness of childhood cancer and will donate $1 from the sale of each “Golden Children White” scrub top and jacket to I Care, I Cure to aid in their support of finding new and advanced treatments.

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golden children jacket

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Support the fight against childhood cancer today at uniformadvantage.com.  To learn more about I Care, I Cure, please visit www.icareicure.org.

Move over Pumpkin Spice Lattes – There’s a new Fall must-have in town and it’s calling your name! Freshen up your wardrobe now with these top picks before they’re all gone!

Get Jazzy this Season

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Style BU856 in Jazzberry

What better way to celebrate the change in seasons than with this Easy Stretch by Butter-Soft Henley scrub top in Jazzberry! This style features advanced 2-way stretch fabric and four front pockets.  It’s so comfortable, you’re not going to want to take it off!

Keep Calm and Carry On

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Style D85906 in Turquoise

Blue tones are known to be soothing, calming and easy on the eyes. This Turquoise Dickies EDS Signature Scrub Top will keep you cool as a cucumber through even the most stressful situations. Not to mention it’s flattering fit and useful storage features.

Made for You, Exclusively for UA

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Style #GA4153 in Brazen Berry

If you haven’t heard, UA has the one and only Brazen Berry Grey’s Anatomy scrub top!  Complete your fall wardrobe and stand out from the bunch in this exclusive color—Perfect for Fall.

Brighten Up Your Day with Healing Hands

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Style #HE2167 in Bright Rose

This Bright Rose Healing Hands Stretch Jane Top is sure to keep you bright and energized.  It also has a “Y” shaped neckline and triple needle stitching on the neckline and pockets.  Besides—Pink is always in season!

The ‘Key’ to Success is…

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Style #K225 in Key Lime

The Koi Erica Scrub Top in Key Lime!  With four front pockets, this stellar look is as functional as it is fashion forward.

Hurry up and order all of your fall favorites now!

Here at Uniform Advantage, we think that all of our customers are extraordinary individuals. When you’re in scrubs, you work long hours and go above and beyond for your patients, which is why we started this program. We’d like to show our appreciation and give recognition to the caregivers who put in the extra mile for the sake of their patients.  Our first ever Scrub Superstar of the Month is…

Kelsey!

Kelsey is pictured above in her complimentary pair of UA brand scrubs. She chose our Butter-Soft Stretch Contemporary Fit Scrub Top (Style # BSS335) and Butter-Soft Stretch Scrub Tall Drawstring Pants (Style # BSS347T) in Pepperminty.

Read on to learn more about this Scrub SuperStar!

What is your current position?

I am a float nurse so I work in many different areas of the hospital.  I specialize in cardiac care and I work in a hospital in the greater Atlanta area.  I’m sort of a jack of all trades so to speak.

Why did you choose this particular career?

I have always been a people person so naturally I wanted to have a career where I was around people.  My nickname on the softball field was “PR” because I would always make friends with members of the opposing team.  Also, my mother definitely inspired me to go into nursing.  She is a very loving, social and upbeat woman who always put others before herself.  She wanted to make sure that people were always okay and I admire that so much.  Another big part of why I became a nurse is my love for science.  I’ve always been fascinated by the human body and anatomy, plus I was never squeamish.  I wanted a career that was fulfilling and satisfying.  For me, nursing perfectly joins my desire to help people with my love for science.

What do you love about your career?

I love that I do something different almost every day.  My job is full of diversity, whether it be from meeting new people throughout the hospital or helping patients with different conditions, it always stays interesting!

What is one of your favorite on-the-job memories?

That’s a tough one, there’s so many memorable things that I’ve experienced! One particular “A-ha” moment helped me climb up another stair in my career.  We had a middle-aged patient who had never really been to the hospital before.  I gave the patient an evaluation and quickly afterwards, the doctor on staff asked me what I suggest that we order for this patient.  I went on to tell the doctor everything I felt the patient needed, from different tests to medications.  Without hesitation the doctor just said “Okay done” and proceeded to order everything I had suggested (while looking into the patient’s chart of course!)  I felt proud and confident in my ability as a nurse.  After this, I viewed myself at a higher level than ever before.  Actually, this patient reached out to me a few days later thanking me for such caring attention and excellent medical care.  Knowing that I made a difference in his care was the cherry on top.

What is your favorite on-the-job snack to keep your energy up?

I love Lara Bars.  They’re so good and they keep me alert and ready throughout my entire shift.  My two favorite flavors are Key Lime and Cherry Pie.  I always have one in my pocket.

What do you do to relax after a long shift at the hospital?

After a long shift, I love to workout and create new meals but I don’t truly “un-wind” until my day off.  I take that time to I sleep in and enjoy my morning coffee.  My days off are my time to catch up with my blog and emails, it’s almost therapeutic.  I also love to read inspiring, self-help books for leisure.

Tell us what you do outside of work.

I have a blog called ‘yourheartismine’.  This title pretty much sums up why I do what I do.  I feel for my patients, as if their heart is mine.  I treat all of my patients as if they are my own family.  Writing for my blog gives me a chance to share my story and hopefully inspire others the way I’m always being inspired just by going to work.

Finally, what feature is most important to you while choosing your scrubs?

Since I can wear any color I choose, I can essentially pick any pair of scrubs so it’s important that they’re the right ones.  Personally, I look for scrubs that are flattering and comfortable.  I want to look good and feel good during my shift, which helps me feel confident and reach my potential at work.

Thank you Kelsey for sharing your special experiences with us!  We appreciate everything you do for others and the impact you’ve made on your patients.  Enjoy your new scrubs!

Stay tuned for your chance to become the next Scrub SuperStar of the Month!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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