Brenda Jones Earns Models of Courage Award

by gruvedesign on August 12, 2016

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@SouthJerseyMag: One local woman’s cancer battle inspires nonprofit that gives other patients a sense of normalcy.

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FOX 29 News: Woman’s Cancer Treatment Inspires Hug Wrap

by gruvedesign on February 11, 2014


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Like a Person, Not a Patient

by lindajoy on August 10, 2012

Hug Wraps, created by Brenda Jones, ease the pain of breast cancer treatment

by Diane Roberts, AARP’s My Generation

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is bad enough, but when Brenda Jones saw the standard-issue hospital gown she’d have to wear through a series of radiation treatments, she “lost it.” Jones was determined to make her treatment more bearable by making a comfortable, colorful gown, even though she didn’t know how to sew. A friend taught her, and soon Jones’ robe was in demand… Read More >>>

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Brenda Jones, of New Jersey, was the angriest cancer patient ever. But it took just one ugly hospital gown and a doctor to tell her “Suck it  up, princess,” to turn her anger into Hug Wraps, a nonprofit that makes hospital gowns louder than cancer. Read More >>>

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When Brenda Jones talks about the roller coaster of emotions set loose the moment she discovered a lump in her left breast, this is how she describes the ride: “I’d say it’s fear to panic to anxiety to stress to dread,” she says, sitting on her back steps in Southampton, tossing red grapes to two enormous neighborhood turkeys, Bob and Fred. Read More >>>

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Brenda Jones felt as if her world had ended when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2008. Being forced to put on a drab, generic, embarrassing traditional hospital gown every time she went in for treatment only made the experience worse. Brenda joins Esteem Yourself Blog Talk Radio host Chizoma Chluff… Listen Now >>>

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Women’s Radio: Breast Cancer Survivor Brenda Jones

by lindajoy on September 2, 2011

Brenda Jones, the Founder of Hug Wraps and Breast Cancer Survivor joins holistic health talk for women radio host Irina Wardas. Brenda shares the inspiring journey of her own breast cancer journey and how it led to the creation of Hug Wraps which are now touching cancer patients around the world.  Listen Now >>>

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A recent breast cancer survivor, Brenda Jones hated having to wear hideous hospital gowns and decided to make her own. Feeling that she needed to wear something LOUDER than cancer, she wanted something warm, comfortable, fun, and colorful. A friend taught her to sew and together they made the first Hug Wrap, and when she wore it, she turned heads in the hospital! Read More >>>

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Host Gina Ghioldi interviews Brenda Jones about the journey that led her to create Hug Wraps, a hospital gown alternative made with love. Brenda shares her own journey of breast cancer and how with a flash of inspiration — and a crash-course in sewing she created Hug Wraps. The kimono-style wrap she designed to give herself some dignity in the waiting room started garnering requests Listen Now >>>

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Cancer Survivor Helps to Eliminate Embarrassment by Helping Other Cancer Patients Christy Borgeld said “Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.” And that is exactly what Brenda did. Despite having cancer and undergoing chemo, she pressed forward. She hated and was embarrassed by the treatment gowns and did something about it…she made her own! Listen Now >>>

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Brenda Jones is a cancer survivor who knows intimately the deep, dark places the human psyche can go when one faces the prospect of terminal illness. During her treatment she realized that what you wear can affect your frame of mind. Who wants to wear the bland, depressing hospital gown that tells the whole world you’re sick? Brenda did something about it. She started designing a hospital gown that would brighten your mood and feel like a warm hug! Listen Now >>>

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In January 2009, Brenda Jones started 7 weeks of daily radiation treatments for breast cancer. She absolutely hated having to wear those horrific hospital gowns.  So, she decided to make her own to wear.  She came up with a design for a kimono style wrap that opens in the front, comes to the hip in length and has a belt. “I never dreamed that my design would catch on with other patients but it has.  I have been hand making & sewing them ever since.”  Read More >>>

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There’s an old saying: “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.”  It should apply to hospital gowns. Although many doctors and nurses now have the option of wearing scrubs in all sorts of fun patterns and colors, hospital gowns haven’t benefited from any sort of fashion update. Read More >>>

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Meylah.com: Helping Cancer Patients with Hug Wraps

by lindajoy on December 28, 2010

When Brenda Jones talks about the roller coaster of emotions set loose the moment she discovered a lump in her left breast, this is how she describes the ride: “I’d say it’s fear to panic to anxiety to stress to dread,” she says, sitting on her back steps in Southampton, tossing red grapes to two enormous neighborhood turkeys, Bob and Fred. Read More >>>

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Online with Andrea Radio: Brenda Jones and Hug Wraps

by lindajoy on November 16, 2010

Breast cancer survivor Brenda Jones joins Host  Andrea R. Garrison to discuss her homemade kimono style Hug Wraps designed to give dignity to cancer patients. Cancer patients from all over the world are requesting her comfortable flannel Hug Wraps.. Listen Now >>>

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NBC10 Philadelphia: A Hug in Each Wrap

by lindajoy on October 26, 2009

When Brenda Jones was diagnosed with breast cancer, she didn’t like the cold and flimsy hospital gown she had to wear while going through treatments.”I was forced to put on those hideous hospital gowns for daily treatments. I hated them so I decided to create my own alternative gown to wear,” said Jones. Jones created what she affectionately calls, “Hug Wraps”…  Read More >>>

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