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GoGirl partners with Hopkins Elks to send 250 GoGirl devices to troops in Southwest Asia

15th January 2010 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Long days in the field with little alone time is something that female troops stationed overseas know well. They also know that it’s nearly impossible to find a private, sanitary restroom while on the job. To empower female military members with on-the-go bathroom convenience, GoGirl by FemMed Inc. has teamed up with the Hopkins Elks Lodge in Hopkins, Minn., to donate 250 GoGirl devices to troops stationed in Southwest Asia.

“The female military members protecting our country overseas often are in situations where there isn’t a real restroom for miles. Though not openly recognized as an issue, it truly is an inconvenience,” said Sarah Dillon, president of GoGirl. “Working with the Hopkins Elks, we saw an opportunity to empower these women with restroom freedom and flexibility through GoGirl, and realized that donating 250 devices was the least that we could do to make their lives easier.”

GoGirl is a simple, sanitary female urination device (FUD) that lets women take bathroom breaks standing up. Ideal for situations where restrooms are unfit or nonexistent, the GoGirl devices donated provide a solution for almost any bathroom emergency female troops might face.

Made of medical-grade silicone, GoGirl is as convenient as feminine hygiene products because it is flexible and can easily and discretely fit into a small bag or pocket. Also included in the donation were hair bands tied around each GoGirl – another item that troops don’t have easy access to. The hair bands were provided by the Hopkins Elks.

“The Hopkins Elks have been supporting men and women in service for generations, following the Elks’ pledge: ‘As long as there are Veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks will never forget them’,” said Jill Lawrence, Exalted Ruler of the Hopkins Elks Lodge No. 2221. “We care about the needs of female troops and want to do what we can to improve their lives, and sending hair bands and GoGirls was our way of showing that we’re thinking of them.”

Following the first successful donation, GoGirl and the Hopkins Elks plan to send additional GoGirl devices to troops overseas in coming months.

Source: GoGirl

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