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Spreading Compassion Through Invention

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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! Brenda started making Hug Wraps for other patients and to date has made over 400 wraps, mailing them all over the US, Canada, England, and Poland.


These kimono-style wraps come in various sizes and lengths and are available for men, women, teens, and children.


Brenda’s ultimate goal is to make Hug Wraps available to patients everywhere. They are hand sewn with love and understanding from one patient to another and give patients back their dignity during difficult treatments.


Brenda donates leftover fabric and materials for sewing class students at local hgh schools to make pillows, blankets, and Cuddle Bear Hugs which are donated to hospitalized children and residents of nursing homes. Hug Wraps have gone “green,” promoting volunteerism and teaching students the joy of giving back to their community.


Brenda joins us to discuss the process that led her to inventing the Hug Wrap and where that vision has brought her to today. Brenda’s story is an inspiration for anyone with a dream for creating a new product!


Connect with Brenda:
PO Box 2592
Vincetown, NJ 08088