We are so proud to partner together to bring Bear Necessities Masks to the wonderful families and hospitals they support!
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in late 1992 by Kathleen A. Casey, CEO/President. The foundation is named in memory of her eight-year-old son, Barrett “Bear” Krupa, who died after a courageous five and a half year battle with Wilms Tumor, a pediatric cancer.
Prior to his death on January 9, 1993, Bear and his mother discussed and planned the formation of Bear Necessities. During his long stay in the hospital, Bear expressed more concern for other pediatric cancer patients than he did for himself. He and his mother learned of the many hidden needs of both patient, family members, and the needs of the hospital facilities as well.
Today, Bear Necessities operates two unique programs, Bear Hugs and Bear Discoveries. While the Foundation is funding cutting-edge research to end pediatric cancer, it’s also providing for the immediate needs of the children and families battling the disease.
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Our masks are sporty and unlike anything else on the market. We changed the game in mask wear at a time we felt the world need to be protected, while feeling safe and showing their individual personality! Our masks are reusable and machine washable. They were created with the help of an industrial designer, engineers, fabric specialists and people in manufacturing for ever 30 years.
We have many municipalities, biotech companies, medical labs, government agencies using our masks. Brave Gown face masks are made with an antimicrobial fabric. The soft, moisture-wick fabric is used to help pull moisture away from the skin for more comfort and easier breathing ability.