{D-Mom Tested} PJ’s For The Cure

by Leighann on November 22, 2010

PJ's For The Cure

I am always on a quest for pajamas for my kids that aren’t coated in toxic chemicals touted to be flame retardant. I choose 100% cotton PJ’s for them (you can tell which ones are chemical free because they have a long yellow tag).

What if I told you you could buy soft cotton pajamas for your kids and that you would be supporting a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts at the same time?

When CEO Charlie Komar’s wife Liz was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, they decided to use their company to help future research for a cure. In fact 100% of the purchase price of the PJ’s For The Cure go directly to the JDRF. Not “after costs.” Not “a portion.” 100%.

The cost to design, manufacture and market these pajama sets is not deducted.  Plus shipping is free.

Komar says, “In 1990, my wife, Liz, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.  This completely changed our lives.  Soon after, our family participated in Ride for the Cure, an 11-mile bike ride.  Our three-year old son, Matty, insisted on riding the entire 11 miles.  Afterward, Matty saw Liz giving herself an insulin injection and burst into tears.  ‘You mean I rode all that way and you still have it,’ he cried.  ‘I thought you would be cured.’  There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do to help my wife and the millions of other sufferers of this terrible disease.”

Komar wanted to outfit Q and I and sent us a matching mother-daughter set of PJ’s in the Scotty Dog print. It tickled Q that we were a matching pair!

It’s all well and good to make a purchase to support charity, but will you actually like them?

I have to say that they were very soft. The color did not fade after washing, especially impressive since our sets were bright red. Q said the cuffs were a little tight on her sleeves, but children’s pajamas are supposed to fit snugly.

The women’s style features a small pocket inside the waistband of the pants to hold an insulin pump. I don’t personally wear a pump so I cannot attest to whether or not it’s functional for this purpose.

These would make a perfect holiday gift!

You can order these pajamas directly from PJ’s For The Cure and also find more information on their Facebook page where they are currently having a photo contest.

PJ's For The CureGiveaway

One lucky reader of D-Mom Blog will receive their choice of pajamas. To enter, leave a comment telling me who will be wearing these pajamas and what style suits them best. (Don’t worry, you can choose exactly the style you want if you win.)

Entries close November 30, 2010. Open to readers with US and Canadian mailing addresses only, please.

Terms: No purchase necessary to be eligible for a chance to enter or win. The winner will be selected randomly through http://random.org. Read the official giveaway rules for more details.

Images from the company’s website.

The information provided here is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Komar provided me with products for review consideration. Monetary compensation was not received and opinions are my own. Please read the disclaimer, disclosure, and privacy policy statements.

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{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Allison Littlefield November 22, 2010 at 7:19 am

PJ’s For the Cure is a great thing! I’m also a stickler for non-toxic jammies for my kiddos- Tommy is 6 and would like the outer space print if we win!Thanks for doing this!Allison Littlefield


2 Melissa November 22, 2010 at 7:23 am

My 7 yr old daughter Grace would be wearing the pajamas, and she would want the scotty dogs. Just looked at them online and they are exactly like her scotty dog mascot for her school! She’s on the Omnipod but if she ever changes to another pump the pouch is a great idea. Forwarding their website to my friends.


3 Leighann November 22, 2010 at 9:08 am

Melissa- The pouch is only in the adult PJ’s. Though maybe that’s something the company should consider in the kids PJ’s too.

We’re also on OmniPod! Yay for no tubing and not having to wear the PDM at night!


4 Lisa in SC November 22, 2010 at 7:37 am

My 5 year old son would be wearing them. He would definitely pick the sports theme as he loves ALL sports.


5 Nicole November 22, 2010 at 7:45 am

WOOO HOOO another chance to win a pair of PJ’s! Awesome and thanks for including us Canadians 🙂

This would me a perfect Christmas gift!!


6 Cheryl November 22, 2010 at 7:49 am

I would be wearing the D-PJ’s with the big blue circle . . .in honor of my grandson who is T-1 . . . .These PJ’s are oh so soft and comfy!!


7 adrian r November 22, 2010 at 7:52 am

My son is 14. He has been recently diagnosed with Type 1. It would be nice if there were pajama separates for teen boys, but since there aren’t I would love the Scotty set for myself!!!


8 Joanne November 22, 2010 at 9:11 am

Elise is a pj fanatic! I think she would love the scottie dog design.


9 Lani November 22, 2010 at 9:16 am

These are great and just on time for the holidays. My daughter Taylar would love to win the peace and love pjs.


10 Tonya November 22, 2010 at 9:27 am

We ordered these wonderful pj’s last year for Christmas gifts for Charlotte and all of her cousins. Everyone loved them! They are soft and cute and very high quality. We would love to win a new pair for Charlotte, as she has outgrown last year’s pair.


11 Stacey D. November 22, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Even though I feel like a kid (and I’m 34), I would love the blue cirlce pjs 🙂 I think it is a great idea, especially since they are 100% going to the JDRF. And thank you for doing the contest … it’s very generous of you!


12 alexis of justices misbehaving pancreas November 22, 2010 at 12:50 pm

how adorable yall have matching ones! Seeing as thought J is huuuuuge I think the ones for adults with a pump pocket would be aweeeeesome. He loves sports or anything green 🙂


13 Deanna November 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm

My 5-year-0ld son Jax would likely pick the dinosaur pj’s and I wouldn’t be able to convince him otherwise. 🙂


14 Jennifer November 22, 2010 at 1:47 pm

My 15 year old daughter would be the one wearing them (we already have a matching scotty set!) and I think she’d like the blue print. They are very comfortable, not too heavy but not too light.


15 Melissa November 22, 2010 at 1:49 pm

My 5 year old son Cameron would love the dinosaur pj’s. He was 18 months when he was dx with Type 1. He now wears the medtronic pump!


16 Heidi November 22, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Jack would enjoy a new pair of sports pajamas.

Komar is fabulous! I admire and appreciate that 100% goes to JDRF!


17 Kerry November 22, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Logan became diabetic after an e-coli infection @ 15 months of age. He would definitely love the dinosaur ones ~ he is now 4. Kids ones with a pocket would be a great idea!


18 Wendy November 22, 2010 at 11:25 pm

I’m wearing my PJ’s right now!

(I won them from Karen @ Bitter-Sweet!)

You don’t have to enter me, cuz I already won….but wanted to share that they’re incredibly comfy!


19 annie November 23, 2010 at 8:02 am

What a great, generous idea! I would choose the sports pattern for my son Jack, who is 4 yrs old with type 1. He is such a trooper, he deserves some cute pj’s! oh! And a cure too, of course!


20 Katie (twitter @avisualtinkle) November 24, 2010 at 8:12 am

the pjs would be for me and MAN! am I torn! All the women’s styles are cute but i’m leaning towards the gray stripe. The pocket for the pump is such a fantastic idea that i may have to buy a couple sets even if i win


21 Amy Scheer November 25, 2010 at 9:08 pm

I’m thinking my seven-year-old, who was diagnosed in August, would wear the dino pjs. We visited Sue the T-Rex in Chicago just last weekend!


22 Kelly Harp November 29, 2010 at 12:14 pm

We would love to win! My daughter is Type 1. Thanks for the great contest!! She would wear the PJS I think she would like any of the girl ones 🙂


23 Emily B November 29, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I would rock those blue circle jammies all the time.


24 jennifer November 29, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I want to win these for my daughter Jillian, she is a total peace and love kinda girl 🙂


25 Erin November 29, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I’m a Type 1 – just celebrated 38 years and I would LOVE the blue circle jammies to sport my pump!


26 Lora November 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm

ME!! I will be wearing the blue circle ones 🙂
I love them and never get to spend $$ on myself like that… typical mom!


27 Gayle Carrington November 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm

I would be wearing them. Love the blue circle pjs. They are all very cute.


28 Dana November 29, 2010 at 7:04 pm

My 5 year old son was recently diagnosed. Thanks for what you are doing!!!


29 Reyna November 29, 2010 at 8:25 pm

I’d love to win!!! The blue circles would bring out the hazel in my eyes!!!


30 Dana November 29, 2010 at 10:39 pm

I would LOVE some new CUTE PJ’s as it seems there are many days lately I stay in my PJ’s all day!!! LOVE that they are PJ’s for a cure!


31 Hallie November 29, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Well….I would LOVE the blue circle jammies. But I have a feeling Santa might be bringing me those. So I would get the pink pair for Avery! Pink with purple hearts? She might just blend into the walls of her room!!!


32 Tina November 29, 2010 at 10:53 pm

My son Sebastian (dx age 4 – now 8) would ROOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAARRRR over the DINO PJs! This is great to learn about these and what a giving reason. God Bless!!


33 Suzanne November 30, 2010 at 8:00 am

My 12 year old daughter, Isabelle, just celebrated the 1st anniversary of her D-day by collecting DVDs ( her idea) for the children’s hospital where she was admitted last year..
She is recently out of the children’s sizes, and would be delighted to wear any pj’s that have a pump pocket, as she is constantly trying new ways to keep things secure at night (muffler as belt, anyone ?!)
Thank you for your website. It is a touchstone of sanity!


34 Carrie November 30, 2010 at 8:07 am

My 3 yr old daughter, Megan, would be wearing these and she would love the pink Love ‘N Peace pjs. These are awesome…thank you!!


35 Judith November 30, 2010 at 8:54 am

My 20 year old daughter was just diagnosed in March. I would love to send her the blue circle pj’s to remind her that I support her even though I’m far away.


36 Lori November 30, 2010 at 9:36 am

My 11 yo daughter Caleigh would love the Love and Peace pjs, especially as a surprise for her 1 year Diaversary coming up next week! Fingers are crossed — thanks!


37 Nicole Duckworth November 30, 2010 at 10:13 am

I would LOVE a pair of the blue circle jammies!! Please enter me in the contest.


38 Denise December 1, 2010 at 12:15 am

I have the bottoms with the blue circles on right now! They are super comfy! I won them from “My Diabetic Child” during the Great World Diabetes Day Giveaway….
If by chance, I am randomly selected, please pick someone else (not that I wouldn’t love another pair but would like someone else to have some comfy pjs to enjoy)


39 AmyK December 2, 2010 at 8:08 am

The blue circles are adorable! Love them,


40 Leslie March 25, 2011 at 7:52 am

Just browsing old posts of your blog and happened to come up this one. My son Giovanni, dx’d 7/07 at age 4, was one of the models for this campaign. He’s the blonde boy with no front teeth! We love the Komars. The photo shoot took place in their house and they are the most wonderful, gracious people. I applaud their support of the JDRF with these PJs. And yes, we have several pairs, and they are great!!


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