Ladies, Janes has Your Back


Gowns-VA-me-mel-shamikaBy Joy Loverde

I love a good story, and the making of Janes Wellness Gowns is one of them. Imagine this…

Let’s say because of a chronic illness of one kind or another, you have an extensive history of visiting doctor's offices, women’s health centers, and radiology departments with increasing frequency. And though the medical centers are staffed with compassionate and warm nurses and staff, your mood suddenly turns for the worse when asked to change into a standard hospital gown.

Facing hours of cold room temperatures plus scrambling to keep flimsy, ill-fitting garments closed fills the hardiest of us with dread. Look around. Most mammography waiting rooms seem to repeat the same story: traditional patient gowns leave most women feeling cold, vulnerable, and exposed.

Enter Sharon Linder.  She stopped at nothing to find a solution — a better, more dignified patient gown for women. With the help of her sisters (both breast cancer survivors), friends, health care professionals at the local Breast Health Center, nurses, and a radiologist, Janes were designed to offer women comfort, warmth, and total coverage, while still providing access to health care providers for medical examinations and procedures.

Here’s what I love most about Janes. 2% of profits from every Jane sold funds mammograms for underserved women. Janes also has a lot of event-planning experience and would like to help you plan a Janes fundraiser to raise money for mammograms: Hospital Friends' Groups; Auxiliaries; Women's Professional Organizations; Junior Leagues; Sororities/Fraternities; and School Groups will find Janes a worthy reason to raise money.

Janes make a positive difference in the lives of women during medically stressful times. Thank you so much for helping Sharon GO FOR IT! Email Sharon at: and tell her Joy Loverde sent you.