Thursday, August 6, 2015

Shirt Designed for Cochlear Implants is Helping to Fight Cancer

First shirt sewed by Aileen that led to the birth of Ci Wear
Earlier this year Ci Wear sadly lost a valuable member of its team to cancer.  Aileen Sherman was the impetus behind getting Ci Wear started.  She took the idea for a specialty shirt with pockets and made into reality by sewing the first prototype shirt. Aileen saw the potential on how altering a swim shirt could not only help her grandson, but many others like him, who wore waterproof cochlear implant devices.  The shirt she made was crude in its looks, but it proved the concept that the shirt would work.  Thus, Ci Wear was born. 

In Aileen’s honor, we will donate $5.00 for every shirt purchased between now and the end of September to the Aileen Sherman Memorial Fund to raise money for cancer research. As of 2014, 14.5 million people have a history of cancer.  In 2015, about 589,430 Americans are expected to die of cancer, or about 1,620 people per day. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease, and accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths according to American Cancer Society.

Regardless of whether you purchase a Ci Wear shirt, we ask that you donate to the Aileen Sherman Memorial Fund.  A contribution of any size helps. It's our hope we can find a cure for this horrible disease that indiscriminately afflicts so many people.  The fund is partnered with Kure It Cancer Research, a 501c3 non-profit organization, so your contributions are tax deductible.  To learn more about Aileen and to donate to help finding cures for cancer please visit

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