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Meet Ava-Lynn.  Ava was diagnosed with congenital CMV (Cytomegalovirus) in utero and has endured many complications from this infection since birth. Her parents say: “It has been a roller coaster ride since she arrived, but she is rocking it.”  

They created a Facebook page to raise awareness for CMV, share their story and find different avenues to give Ava the best options for success.  

Ava’s parents are starting a fundraising campaign called ‘Ava’s Walk Into the Future” for Ava to undergo a procedure to help with her spastic cerebral palsy. The expectation that surgery will be successful is high, but the procedure is expensive.  

By sharing Ava’s story, her parents hope to prevent #cmvinfection, raise #cmvawareness and #walkintothefuturewithava.

They are giving Reminderband wristbands to everyone who is supporting fundraising efforts for their daughter.

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Colt Catalina
Colt Catalina was just 2 years old when he tragically drowned on March 21, 2010. The Colt Catalina Foundation raises awareness for Drowning Prevention & Child Safety. Their mission is to provide infant swim lesson scholarships to families in financial need. 

The Foundation uses Reminderband wristbands to help raise awareness for Drowning Prevention and to honor the memory of Colt Catalina.

Check out these resources:

http://cwcfoundation.wixsite.com/coltcatalina

https://m.facebook.com/NotOneMoreChildDrowns/

 

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A mother and son, both battling cancer, recently used Reminderband keychains to boost morale and show appreciation for their support team.

Kristen Worthington and her 14-year-old son, Nikko, were both diagnosed with cancer in 2017, just four months apart. Kristen has stage 2a Breast Cancer and Nikko has stage 4, level 4 high-risk Rhabdomyosarcoma – a rare and extremely aggressive childhood cancer.

Kristen and Nikko do their best to help each other stay positive and strong and find beauty in the people around them who are helping them on their journey.  

They are using keychains they created through Reminderband as small tokens of appreciation to all those supporting them and to help them during their battles.

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In Kristen’s words:

“Nikko and I are continuing to work on healing… in many ways. We are trying to get stronger and are spending time finding a new ‘normal.’  

“A difficult diagnosis of any kind, not just cancer, damages your soul as well as your body. Hearing all the difficult statistics, side effects and prognosis, knowing what tasks you have to go through daily or watching your loved one suffer… hoping for a reprieve of some kind —even a small one. The trauma you experience tears holes in your heart and soul.

“One of the ways we healed is by looking to the kindness that surrounded us: the compassion of the nurses and doctors and staff at the hospital, the compassion of family and friends, the compassion of complete strangers.

“Now that we have completed treatment, we are still working on helping our bodies heal. We are also still trying to help the deep wounds in our souls to heal.

“For two weeks in July, thanks to some very kind people, we were able to go a long way to healing our souls.   At Nikko’s request, we [our family] took a road trip around six western states. And it was magical and healing and beautiful in so many ways; from seeing fireworks over San Francisco Bay on the 4th, to Monterey, LA, Disneyland, and Vegas. So many new experiences, smiles, hugs, walks down memory lane, laughter, happy tears, and more hugs.  

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“We are beyond thankful, not only for the opportunity but also for our improved health that allowed us to go and be free from care for a couple weeks.
We will treasure the memories for a lifetime.”
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You can support Kristen and Nikko here:

https://www.gofundme.com/WorthingtonFamilyHealingFund
https://m.facebook.com/Worthingtonstrong/

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Canines-n-Kids used Reminderband wristbands as a giveaway to participants at their “Paws for a Cure Summit” last summer in Washington, DC, and at their first annual “Two by Four Race Against Childhood & Canine Cancer” in October of 2017, in Brambleton, VA.

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Man’s Best Friend Is A Kid’s Best Friend in Cancer
Most people don’t realize that both children and dogs develop several cancers in common including bone cancer, brain cancer, lymphoma, and leukemia.

Canines-N-Kids Foundation states:  “16,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year.  With only three new kids’ cancer drugs in 20 years, there is little money behind new drugs; only 4% of NIH’s budget goes to pediatric oncology.  Some 4,000,000 dogs in the US are diagnosed with cancer. 50% of all dogs over the age of ten die from their disease and treatment options are limited for man’s best friend.”

Through treating cancer in dogs, we can better learn how to help children with those same cancers.  A cure for one aids in curing the other.

Learn more about a kids’ best friend in cancer and about efforts to raise awareness and funds at www.caninesnkids.org.

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At the start of 2018, six-year-old Nixon Whatcott was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma.  He had been complaining that his leg hurt for a couple of weeks. Doctors performed an x-ray where they found tumors in his femur. Further tests at Primary Children’s Hospital in Utah showed the tumors were malignant and had spread to his lungs. Osteosarcoma is a very rare and aggressive cancer. Nixon started aggressive chemotherapy that lasted 10 weeks, at which point they did additional tests and scans to evaluate what the next step would be in his treatment.

Nixon’s father, Nick Whatcott, said:  “Nixon is a fighter, he is strong, and if anyone can beat this it will be him! This boy is fighting for his life.  [Our] family is overwhelmed by the love and outreach we have received and continue to receive! [We] have an army of support here and an army of angels above!  Nick’s Facebook page is available to give family and friends updates as he takes on this beast and punches it in the face!”

Nixon’s family is using Reminderband wristbands to raise money for Nixon’s treatment and other expenses.

Additional Information on Childhood Cancer

“Childhood cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States.  Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer and the average age of diagnosis is 6. Cancer affects all ethnic, gender, and socio-economic groups and more than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year.”  (https://curesearch.org/Incidence-Rates-Over-Time)

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Wheel to Surf provides an opportunity to enjoy a day surfing for people with any type of disability (physical, cognitive, emotional).

Wheel to Surf started as a way for Brock Johnson, founder and Coastal Adaptive Sports Para-Olympic Club President, to get back into the water. After a diving accident in May of 2011 left him a quadriplegic, Brock was more distressed about not being able to surf than he was about losing the ability to walk.

After being home for a few months, Brock attended an event by Life Rolls On and Ocean Cure (in Wilmington, NC) and immediately asked CAS to please consider hosting one of these events back in Myrtle Beach.

Fast forward one year…local Cherry Grove residents Luke Sharp and Brandon Bellegarde, along with their wives, volunteered at the first WtS Event held by CAS. Luke and Brandon are both crazy about surfing, and as luck would have it, they were assigned to help Brock surf that day. As they say, the rest is history.

Immediately after their day volunteering, the men, along with their wives, Erin and Cara, knew they wanted to do something to help Brock and others get back in the water regularly instead of just at these special events. They contacted Brock about starting the Adaptive Surf Project and the two groups have been working in tandem to provide the ‘muscle and surf knowledge’ needed to get the surfers in the water and onto some awesome waves for the last 5 years!!!

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“In our 6th year of Wheel to Surf, we not only have four major events planned, from North Myrtle to Folly Beach in Charleston but also traveled to Colombia to start an ASP Chapter. Thanks to the donation of a beach wheelchair and adaptive surfboard, the group has committed to holding monthly Wheel to Surf events. ASP also holds a ‘mini’ WtS each month from June to November in Cherry Grove to ensure folks experience the stoke monthly.”

“ASP also raises funds to build custom adaptive surfboards for participants and travels with our surfers to compete in local, regional, and national competitions.”

Please see a few of the news features about the most recent Wheel to Surf as well as Brock’s individual Facebook posts about some of the competitions ASP has helped him (and other surfers) to enter.

http://wpde.com/news/local/surfers-help-adaptive-surfers-ride-the-wave

https://www.myhorrynews.com/videos/wheel-to-surf-in-surfside-beach/video_3d537978-50ca-11e8-94f5-0f508c923103.html

“We use the Reminderband wristbands as business cards.”

Brock, founder of Wheel to Surf, had been wanting to purchase bands.

“But as a non-profit, we never seemed to have enough extra money to buy them to just ‘give away’.”
Enter Stephanie Parsons, Brock’s sister-in-law, who decided to fund the first 100 Reminderband wristbands for Wheel to Surf.

“We are now on order #3 and getting 300 this time!!! Not only does Brock love using the silicone bands to spread the stoke, but it also allows us to always have a ‘card’ with us to share.”

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“We originally were selling the wristbands to try to make enough to purchase more. But after being asked repeatedly for our contact info and not having anything with us while out surfing, we decided to make the investment and use them as our business cards. Board members, surfers, and volunteers put a wristband on each day and hope by the end of the day we have not only given it away but maybe one or two more. I’ve been known to take them off everyone in the group so we have enough to share :-)”

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Need customized silicone wristbands that look amazing and won’t break the bank? Check out these Dual-Layer Wristbands, one of our most popular styles. By the way, they’re 25% off through 5/18/18 at reminderband.com! Just use this discount coupon code at checkout.

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Debossed Wristbands are as popular as ever. Often times, the most desirable look is to have the imprint in a different color, but that can take a bit of extra time. That’s where the Dual-Layer bracelets come in. If you’re looking for high-quality rubber bracelets on the cheap and with a fast turnaround, look no further.

Dual Layer Band.pngA Dual-Layer Wristband has all the awesome advantages of traditional, “LIVESTRONG”-style bracelets, but with a twist: instead of painting a spray or “silicoat” on the surface of the wristband, we actually fuse two different-colored layers of our sturdy 100% silicone material together. Then we engrave your personalized message and/or artwork through that top layer for a vivid contrast! It’s our very own proprietary design you won’t find anywhere else.DualLayer-AquaHotPink.pngUnlike silicoat or color-coated wristbands, the color on our Dual-Layer wristbands won’t rub away or wear off. They also have a sleek, semi-matte feel to them, without the sticky, tacky texture. As always, our wristbands feel like rubber but are pure silicone and also latex-free. Did we mention we also offer them in a sweet assortment of eye-popping color combinations?

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Dual-Layer bracelets are perfect for just about any occasion:

  • Parties
  • Sporting Teams
  • Resale or Promotional use
  • School Events
  • Fundraisers
  • Events like Festivals, Concerts, Benefits, and Charities
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Personal Reminders for Motivation
  • Personal Medical Id Bracelets
  • And Many More!

We offer oodles of free font and clipart options for you to make your wristband design absolutely perfect. Go ahead and get creative! Head over to Reminderband today to start designing your wristbands while this sale lasts.

Need just one or two? No problem. There’s no minimum order.

Our user-friendly online wristband maker gives you a preview image so you can see what you’re creating every step of the way. Or, simply give our world-famous customer support team a call and we’ll do it for you over the phone in just a few minutes.

 

We’ve seen tons of great success stories with how people use custom wristbands for their causes or events. What will your story be?

 

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If you are someone who wears a medical identification bracelet or necklace, you are probably well-acquainted with engraved metal bracelets and dog tags. You’re most likely also aware of the hefty price tag that goes along with them.

What you may not be aware of is our nifty medic alert options that are very customizable, and much more affordable than the alternative. Here are just 4 ideas for some solutions that work great for kids or adults:

1. The Classic

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Since 2004, we’ve been cranked out millions of these custom silicone wristbands for just about any occasion you can imagine. One of the leading reasons folks personalize a Classic band at Reminderband is to wear as a comfortable, affordable, and much more personally stylish medical identification wristband. Since there is no minimum order requirement, it’s perfect for those who just need to order one or two. As always, choose from our selection of colors, fonts, and free stock clip art to make a wristband that speaks to you.

2. Dog Tags

 

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If you’re one who prefers to sport something around your neck or on a keychain, we have the Dog Tag options, which are made of the same 100% silicone material. These come in two flavors: one with a molded-in medical caduceus on one half and one without. Both are customizable just like our wristbands. You’ll have to be the judge as to which design you like better.

3. Marquee Wristbands

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If you want to retain the recognizable shape of the metal bracelets, try our Marquee wristbands. We offer them in a rectangle and oval shape, with the option to personalize to your liking. The thinner back half of the wristbands are great for additional information like phone numbers or medical instruction.

4. Contour Wristbands

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Thick and Classy. The Contour band is an upgraded spin off our Classic wristband. Featuring rounded edges, this looks and feels more like a bangle or bracelet and is a nice choice for those who want something extra fashionable as well as practical. Splash some color onto your design with tons of gorgeous shades and accent colors for the text from which to choose.

 

So, which is your favorite style? We recognize how important medical identifiers are for a lot of folks, so we take our quality and designs very seriously. Be sure to check out our full lineup on Reminderband.com to find out how awesome our design experience is. Most styles have no minimum order requirement, and many of our add-ons are free. Don’t forget, we’re offering discounted wristbands if it’s your first order, so now is a great time to give it a try!

 

This post was originally published on 8/11/17 and was updated on 3/16/18.

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You go through this every year. You’ve tried all the usual things, from the basket of lotion and body spray for your significant other, to the high-cost gizmo that you think is the coolest thing since the moon landing. Often times, your gift recipient is merely “whelmed” by your attempt at a kind gesture. Maybe he or she is the person who has everything, or maybe they’re just too darn particular. What’s a person to do?

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You’ve learned from your missteps, you’ve tested the waters of gift-giving diversification. You’ve spent more money than you care to admit on presents that just didn’t rock the socks off them. Maybe now you think you’re a more discerning and seasoned giver of gifts. Perhaps this time, you can find that million dollar idea without spending an amount equal to the national debt. And just maybe that laughably affordable gift can actually mean something and be (dare we say it?) creative, and thoughtful! If any of this sounds familiar, read on. This is worth the scroll.

Boatloads of people have found the “secret sauce” of gifting. It’s affordable, classy, and it’s creative. You can buy it without leaving the chair, and you can customize it without needing a degree in graphic design. Any guesses?

We’re talking about personalized silicone bracelets.

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We know what you’re thinking: “Aren’t those the LIVESTRONG wristbands everyone wore like 10 years ago?” Well, you’d be correct. But what you may not know is that thousands of couples, boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, cave trolls, etc, take to the depths of the internet every month to seek out a personalized wristband for him/her to profess their undying love in a colorful and unique way. These rubber bracelets are easy as pie to create and design from the comfort of your computer or smartphone. Speaking of which: they aren’t actually rubber, they’re silicone, but it’s a lot easier to describe rubber to the uninitiated and it’s also easier to type, so in our book the two are synonymous. They have that “rubber” feel, but they’re latex-free, so extra points go to you for thinking of a touching gift that won’t trigger any allergies. You’re just all kinds of considerate.

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“I don’t feel that creative. How would I personalize a bracelet for my true love?”

Well, first of all, don’t be so hard on yourself- you’re great. Secondly, this post is for everyone, not just youthful people caught up in twitterpation and boundless passion for life. You may need a personalized bracelet for your girlfriend or boyfriend, or maybe you drew names for your family Christmas gift exchange and you got your younger brother, Kenneth. You’re going to need to come up with a snarky wristband saying that will really put that little weasel in his place (in a loving way, of course).

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With our online bracelet maker, you can put just about anything on your wristband, or wristbands, if you like. That way, you can make it be one of those cute couple silicone bracelet sets so you can wear your heart on your sleeve (seriously, we have a heart-shaped wristband. You can literally wear it on your sleeve).

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“What should I write on my wristband?”

Ah, the possibilities… For starters, some of our most popular sayings and messages for silicone wristbands are ones like these:

  • “I love my girlfriend”
  • “I love my boyfriend”
  • “True Love Waits”
  • “One Love”
  • “#1 Wife”
  • “#1 Husband”
  • “Love”
  • “I Love You”

I mean, that last one isn’t that original, but why break with the old standby, right? Combine that with some lovely color styles and slide that wristband on and it’ll be super-effective! Additionally, we often see phrases like “I Love Basketball” or “I Love Football”. We get that. Sometimes all you need is the warm embrace of the pigskin to console you from the harsh realities of life. No judgment here.

“What are some different ways I can use custom wristbands?”

Great question, reader! Beyond the aforementioned ideas, there are myriad ways to let your creativity burst through in the form of glorious silicone bracelets. Since we’re on the topic of couples and love, here is just a sampling of ideas for uses:

  • Wedding/Engagement Announcements
  • Bachelorette/Bachelor Party Favors
  • Anniversaries
  • Matching His and Hers Wristbands
  • Stocking Stuffers!

Bonus: Check out our silicone dog tags. They’re also perfect for your boyfriend/girlfriend, significant other, and of course, your dog. They come in necklace, or keychain form. We really did try to think of everything.

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Hopefully, you’ve learned some things about rubber bracelets, and maybe even yourself. Either way, you should be primed and ready for delivering an impactful gift or show of love with a nice-looking wristband! We’ve got plenty more ideas for you over at Reminderband, so take a look while you’re contemplating how to be the most considerate person ever. Or maybe you just want one of our awesome tire-tread wristbands for yourself, because hey, you’ve earned it.

 

 

 

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We’re well into October, and if you haven’t seen our social media lately, we’ve been all about showing off our stunning custom silicone bracelets, keychains, and awareness ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

5We’ve been impressed by the creative designs many of our customers have submitted to spread the word about breast cancer awareness, treatments, causes, or a show of support. We’ve also received several emails from our fans telling us about how they’ve used the wristbands to raise money for fundraisers, or just to cheer up a person who really needed it.

We want to make it easier than ever for folks to tell their story or promote a great cause using wristbands with a message. Through the end of October, we’re offering 15% off* any of our products at Reminderband. Just use this code before 10/31/17:  B1CA7M15%Off!-.png

Share your design with a friend and get people talking; it’s a great way to raise money for a cause, and get widespread awareness with an eye-catching design and striking colors. Whether you’re designing a custom wristband for breast cancer, a school fundraiser, or just about anything, you can still take advantage of a great deal! Need yours fast? Ask about our 24-hour wristband delivery option.

 

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