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Matt Leinart, 2005’s Heisman Trophy winner, has had many close family and friends support him in his football career. Ryan Leinhart, Matt’s brother, purchased wristbands in an effort to thank those family and friends that stuck by him.

“It has been a rollercoaster ride with lots of ups and downs and I wanted to recognize those people who stuck by him and my family through those times,” Leinart said.

Family and friends will wear the wristbands this season in support of Matt and his last year playing college football.

David G. Wilhelm, agent for the Department of Homeland Security, was killed on the evening of March 11, 2005, while working on his new home during the time of the Atlanta courthouse shootings.

Friend and colleague Ryan Spradlin wanted to raise awareness of Wilhelm’s legacy by selling wristbands. He is selling the bands in an effort to raise money for Wilhelm’s favorite charity – the Rowan Vocational Opportunities.

Spradlin said Wilhelm’s reminder to everyone was always to give it all you got. When things would get overwhelming, he would say “Handle your business” and motivate others to work hard.

“I didn’t want people to lose sight of Dave’s extraordinary dedication and to never give any less effort than what he would have given,” said Ryan Spradlin, agent for the Department of Homeland Security.

The motivational wristbands were red, white and blue in tribute to the work Wilhelm did for his country.

“Dave stood for what is right in this world and what is good about law enforcement and he should be remembered for it,” Spradlin said.

To get “Handle Your Business” wristbands contact Ryan Spradlin at ryan.spradlin@dhs.gov.

Anne Dobson, executive director of Lassen Loomis Museum Association, was inspired by Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong wristbands and wanted to raise awareness throughout the nation by promoting the National Park Service’s mission statement. She contacted all the national parks throughout the nation in an attempt for unity.

“It was the goal of our non-profit park partner, Lassen Loomis Museum Association, to create National Park Service awareness bands with part of the park’s mission statement,” Dobson said. The bands say “PRESERVE, PROTECT, ENJOY.”

The National Parks Service chronicles the rich cultural and natural history of the United States dating back to the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt’s attempt to preserve land.

“Reminderband has provided an invaluable opportunity to expand awareness of our country’s legacy,” said Marilyn H. Parris, superintendent of Lassen Volcanic National Park.

“We are a united front, and it’s so wonderful to have these bands out nationally,” Dobson said.

Proceeds from the sale of the wristbands has stayed in parks and allowed the national park projects and programs to continue.

“[Reminderband‘s] timely and personable customer service has made our “Wear Green” campaign both successful and fun,” Parris said.

The National Park Service wristbands are available through the non-profit cooperating association’s Web site http://www.lassenloomis.info.

Reminderband donated wristbands to a scholarship fundraiser in memory of Corbin Burnett – a smart, athletic 11-year-old boy – who died after a short battle with a brain tumor.

An annual softball tournament held in Corbin’s memory housed 7 teams and brought in 200 people. All proceeds benefited his scholarship fund. Corbin was suppose to graduate high school in 2009 and the scholarship will go to a person who may not have the chance to attend college unless provided with a scholarship.

“The wristbands are a big hit with the kids,” said Cristy Burnett.

Reminderband donated 500 wristbands for the Corbin Burnett Scholarship fund. To learn more about Corbin’s story visit the site http://www.corbinburnett.com. To customize your own wristbands for a good cause visit http://www.reminderband.com.

Reminderband donated wristbands to the Youth Hunter Education Challenge Program competition.

“We were well-recognized as “the group with the cool bands” and were sold out by the second day of the five-day event,” said program coordinator Susan Crockett.

The junior and senior team both medaled in several events and enjoyed the experience wearing their wristbands.

“Thanks for your support, the children loved them!” Crockett said.

On the tragic day of September 11, 2001, four commercial airplanes were hijacked by terrorists and three of the planes were used as a means of mass destruction against the people of the United States. The fourth plane, Flight 93, had been delayed at the airport. After the plane took off, the passengers and crew were informed of the intentions of the terrorists on the plane.

The passengers on Flight 93 fought back against the terrorist hijackers and stopped the plane from going into the White House or the Capitol Building. They crashed the plane into a vacant field in Pennsylvania, sacrificing their lives to save hundreds of others.

The original destination of Flight 93 was the San Francisco Airport. Many of the passengers lived, worked or grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A memorial for the heroic actions and great sacrifice these brave people made is being built in Union City, which is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay area.

“This memorial is being built to give people a chance to come and visit the memorial. To remember, reflect and honor the heroes of Flight 93 that died for their country and their fellow men,” said Michael L. Emerson of Hayward, California, who is the originator and project manager of the memorial.

According to the Flight 93 memorial Web site, the memorial “proposes a space with feelings of remembrance for loved ones lost and thoughts of a positive hope for the future.”

“Almost everything has been donated toward building the memorial,” said Emerson. “Donations include the park location, granite remembrance stones, concrete, benches, landscaping and most of the labor to build it. We are using the donated wristbands to collect donations for the performance bond so we can begin construction of the memorial.”

Reminderband donated 500 patriotic red, white and blue wristbands that say “NEVER FORGET 9/11 – FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL” in an effort to raise awareness to never forget those heroes who died for their country.

The wristbands also will symbolize everyday American heroes, across the nation and across the world.

“Your company really came through for us and is helping us raise awareness for these heroes. I cannot thank you enough for your generosity and kindness,” Emerson said.

The wristbands will be sold at the benefit concert taking place on August 26, 2005, in San Jose, California, and all proceeds will go toward the memorial.

To donate, get involved and learn more about the Flight 93 memorial, please visit their Web site: www.Flight93MemorialSFB.com

Prayer Wenger, a 17-month-old little girl from Quincy, Pa., nearly drowned in her family pool on July 18. She suffered severe brain damage to the front and back parts of her brain – the parts that control her sight, hearing, speech and motion. She has a feeding tube in her stomach because she cannot swallow and she doesn’t respond to bright lights.

Prayer will need ongoing medical care for the rest of her life with round-the-clock nurses, feeding table, hospital crib and a new handicap-accessible van.

A 13-year-old friend Brandon Sibbio came up with the idea to raise money for Prayer’s medical needs. He suggested silicone wristbands that read “A prayer for Prayer.”

“I thought this was an awesome idea and was so very touched,” said family friend Lisa Sibbio.

Brandon went through his wristbands and found the Reminderband Web site on the inside of one that he knew was good quality.

“Our goal is to raise as much money as possible and we have had a lot of success with these wristbands,” Sibbio said.

Reminderband provided the Prayer for Prayer Foundation with 500 wristbands, and after an overwhelming response, they now have ordered close to 2,000 bands.

To order, learn more about Prayer and to purchase her wristbands, visit carepages.com with keyword Praisethelord.

“We hope this fundraiser continues to bring prayers for Prayer and raise money for her care. She is a beautiful little girl,” Sibbio said.

Logan, UT—Screaming fans filled the Cleveland Indians’ Jacobs Field Tuesday, Aug.16 for a gala of baseball and fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Families, supporters and contributors wore Reminderband’s bright orange commemorative Max-Life wristbands supporting the JDRF cause.

Max Rowe, a young boy from St. Louis who has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, wanted to make a difference in the fight against this life-altering disease. Together, JDRF and the Rowe family have formed a partnership to promote the orange Max-Life wristbands.

The idea behind the Max-Life orange wristbands is to maximize awareness, maximize hope and ultimately maximize life.

“Reminderband helps promote our cause of raising money for juvenile diabetes research and we have received so much support from them,” said President Hank Reed of Charity Bands.

JDRF has raised $3 million from the bands and 100 percent of the profits go to further research on juvenile diabetes.

“Reminderband is committed to help provide awareness for great foundations such as the JDRF,” said one of Reminderband’s partners, Aaron Bishop.

Fox sports broadcaster Joe Buck is often seen wearing the Max-Life wristband in support of the JDRF cause and recorded a 90-second introduction to start the night off.

“Joe’s introduction was really awesome and kicked the night off great,” said Reed.

A Ford Mustang was raffled off and Ford volunteers, along with Miss Ohio, sported the orange wristbands.

“We are excited to be giving the Max-Life wristbands to supporters, families, friends and contributors to help raise awareness,” Reed said.

For more information, please visit CharityBands.com

Reminderband provided wristbands to a fundraiser for a 9-year-old boy named Benjamin Siedman. Benjamin suffers from Sanfilippo Syndrome, a rare and fatal genetic disorder that slowly erodes a person’s skills.

Recently featured on CBS 4 news, Jennifer Siedman said, “It’s like Ben is missing the garbage truck to take away the waste that his cells produce as he grows, so it’s affecting all of his abilities.”

Noah Siedman, Ben’s big brother, came up with the idea to sell the blue bracelets that read “Dream for Ben,” knowing the wristbands are a big hit with kids his age.

In his interview with CBS 4 Boston News, Noah said, “I want my brother to be normal, it would be nice to have someone who’s my age and is a boy.”

The Siedman family set up the Sanfilippo Research Foundation to help raise awareness and money to find a cure. The Reminderband bracelets help raise awareness and money for this cause.

Initially, the Siedman family was buying bracelets in quantities of 260 and they are now up to 2,000 bands.

To help support research for Sanfilippo Syndrome, please visit Ben’s website. www.bensdream.org

Reminderband provided the world’s leader in sports with specialized wristbands for world famous athletes at the ESPY awards. These bands were made with a thicker silicone and a larger size to accommodate its athletic wearer.

“Not only were we impressed by the quality of the bands but the customer service went above and beyond what was expected,” said Jessica King, ESPN Original Entertainment.

Reminderband was proud to be the wristband provider of America’s top athletes and a prestigious event as the ESPY awards.

“It is only with great confidence that I would recommend the Reminderband product to my colleagues and friends,” said King.

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