ONTARIO – Nov 30, 2018 – Avita Health System’s Bariatric Surgeon, Dr. Linden Karas, is hosting a clothing swap for bariatric surgery patients. Clothing can be dropped off this Sunday, Dec 2, from 2:30-4:30pm in the Community Room at Richland Mall, next to Avita Ontario and The Children’s Place. Bariatric patients and the public are welcome to donate clothing of all sizes. The clothing will be organized by size prior to the clothing swap, which will take place on Saturday, Dec 15 from 3-7pm.
Individuals who undergo bariatric surgery often need various sizes of clothing throughout their weight loss journeys, especially the first year after surgery. The goal of the clothing swap is to facilitate the trade of clothing between bariatric patients as they lose weight, which allows them to reduce apparel costs and recycle clothing that no longer fits them.
“The cost to purchase new clothing after every weight loss milestone really adds up,” explains Dr. Karas. “That is why we came up with the concept of the clothing swap. Since my patients change sizes so quickly, it makes sense to swap gently used clothing instead of buying new every couple of months. It’s a great way for patients to save money and support one another.”
In addition to donated clothing, there will also be a few new items for sale at the clothing swap, courtesy of Chickadee by Hannah B.
For more information on the bariatric clothing swap, call 567-307-7854.
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