This past weekend, some of our employees here at UA had the privilege and opportunity to participate in the I Cure I Care 5K Run/Walk. I Care I Cure is based out of Davie in South Florida and was founded by Beth and Brad Besner, in honor of their son, Ian Besner who was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). After four months of intensive and excruciating chemotherapy, Ian, unfortunately, passed away. The Besners established the I Care I Cure foundation after their devastating loss to honor their son’s life and help others by raising awareness of targeted therapies and milder cures to childhood cancer that would be easier for children to endure.
This was the 10th anniversary of the I Care I Cure 5K Run and the event is a major contributor of I Care I Cure’s ability to have funded over $1.5 million in research projects. We were thrilled to be able to attend the event and give back to this amazing organization, our Chief Human Resources Officer, Corey Heller was one of the participants and said this about the 5K:
“Uniform Advantage is committed to supporting philanthropic organizations that are aligned with our mission and we took great pleasure in participating in this past weekend’s I Care I Cure 5K. We provide high-quality apparel to the medical industry and to the researchers that are discovering less toxic treatments for childhood cancer. We are honored to be affiliated with this outstanding foundation and look forward to participating in years to come.”
2017 is our fifth year being a sponsor of the I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation. Being a uniforms and medical scrubs supplier in the healthcare industry, we understand and support the Besners and their foundation’s mission to raise awareness of the growing need for gentler, more tolerable treatments for children with this life-altering disease. Along with participating in these events, we design scrub tops specifically for the I Care I Cure Foundation, donating $1 to the organization for each scrub top sold. Over the past 5 years, we’ve donated more than $11.050 to the foundation.
To find out what you can do to help support the fight against childhood cancer, raise awareness for better childhood cancer treatments, as well as, learn more about I Care I Cure, please visit www.icareicure.org.
Spring brings a new mood, one that is lighter and brighter. It is time to take off a layer or two and match your mood to your wardrobe. Enjoy bold new hues and spring prints from classic florals to fun, festive prints. Explore our hand-picked looks inspired by Spring!
1. Floral prints are a spring staple in any wardrobe. Brighten up your scrubs with these zesty orange pieces. The flowers will be blooming and so will your style.
2. Here is another classic floral print in zen berry burst, a perfect purple hue inspired by orchids. This outfit can be paired with so many accessories from popping purples to sea foam greens.
3. The weather will be getting warmer and beach days will be here before you know it. This look will have you daydreaming of the sunshine, swimming in the sea, and salty air.
4. This last outfit inspiration has the perfect scrub tops to keep your wardrobe festive and fun throughout the Spring Holiday season.
We’re so excited to introduce our February Scrub Superstar, Libby! Libby is from Pembroke Pines, Florida. She went to Boston University for undergrad and studied Neuroscience, then continued on to Barry University in South Florida for her Masters in Biomedical Sciences. Now she is currently studying at Nova Southeastern University for her DMD. Dentistry was always her goal and we’re proud to showcase our first student Scrub Superstar! Read more about her and her career path below.
What is your current position?
Currently, I am a 3rd-year student in the NSU Dental program. I am a part of the American Student Dental Association and hold the Lunch and Learn Chair position. I organize programs and lunches for different dental vendors to come in and speak to the students. I am also the VP of Alpha Omega, which is an international dental fraternity.
Why did you choose to go to school for this particular career?
Growing up, I loved going to the dentist. Very strange, I know. I actually initially wanted to be a hygienist. But my mom guided me to grow further and become a doctor – so that’s the direction I went in.
What do you love about your career?
I think what I love most about this field is helping the patients to be more confident and giving them the smile they always wanted. There is so much depth that goes into dentistry. It is both science and an art combined.
What is one of your favorite on-the-job memories?
I would say going on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic with the NSU Mission Club. We provided dental services for the under-served community there for one week, each day at a different site. They were all so appreciative. There were huge lines of people waiting just so they could be relieved of tooth pain. This trip really helped me grow as a person. Just to see how much need there is in the world, it was very emotional.
What is your favorite snack to keep your energy up?
I usually go towards coffee because it is quick and easy. But if I choose a snack, I would say an energy bar or a banana.
What do you do to relax after classes?
After school, I like to relieve stress by going to a boxing gym. I also love going to the movies and hanging out with family to get away from the stress of school. This is my 8th year of school post grade school. I am very involved in the clubs I mentioned and we host events on the weekend. My fraternity Alpha Omega does an Oral Cancer 5K walk every year and I take great pride being involved in that. All money raised goes towards a patient in need of funds for their treatment.
Finally, what feature is most important to you while choosing your scrubs?
Want to be our next Scrub Superstar? Apply here.