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WHO: More than 2,000 Hurricane Katrina survivors from local Atlanta Red Cross shelters will join celebrities, community leaders and political officials for a “Recycling Inspiration Weekend.”

WHAT: The day will include a relief concert, salon and spa services, activities for the kids and free health risk assessments, including blood pressure screenings and wellness education (health services provided by She’s Trinity, LLC. and local Atlanta physicians).

The Stay Strong “Group Therapy” session which provides survivors and friends from various communities the opportunity to dialogue and share their emotions on the events of the past few weeks is hosted by Terrie Williams – noted author, entrepreneur and mental health and youth advocate.

A Grand finale (fireworks) will be held in honor of the late Johnnie L. “Freedom” Cochran Jr.’s Birthday (October 2, 1937).

WHEN: The festivities will kick-off on Sunday, October 2, 2005, from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Inspirational Estate (Freedom Drive)
2891 Mars Hill Road, NW
Acworth, GA 30101

SPECIAL Keith Sweat (Headliner), Doug E. Fresh (Master of Ceremonies), A.J. (former host of BET’s 106
GUESTS: & Park) C. L. Smooth, A.D.D., Shacayzia, Brown Egypt, Nicholas Max, and many more…

Local dignitaries

Tentative confirmations include: President William Jefferson Clinton, Sean “Jay-Z” Carter, and New Edition

SPONSORS: Jermaine Dupri, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Gladys Knight, F.E.D.S Magazine, The Terrie Williams Agency, Public Productions, Geri Sims (celebrity event planner), SANCTUARY Records,
ASI Productions, Atlanta Light & Sound, Reminder Band, Ham Bone Soul Food Restaurant, PGP Communications, Recycling Inspiration, Empire Beauty Salon and Georgia Regional Transportation Authority.

The Utah State University Aggie Football team joined Reminderband in their efforts to raise money and awareness of the Hurricane Katrina victims Friday night by selling the KARE wristbands at the game.

“The wristbands will help the university raise money for the local Red Cross at the game on Friday night,” said Associate Athletic Director Kevin Dustin.

Wristbands adorned fans of all ages as they cheered on the Aggies. The KARE wristbands sold at the game are part of Utah State University’s efforts to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Reminderband donated 15,000 wristbands and is looking to continue their partnership with Utah State as other sports kick off their seasons.

Numerous sites have popped up to advertise silicone wristbands as a wedding favor idea. Some couples have given out awareness bracelets to give guests a memento, as well as a feel-good item that supports a good cause, others have customized theirs to memorialize their big day and provide a nifty party favor. Also, celebrity weddings have even utilized silicone wristbands to grant access to legitimate invitees.

The wristband craze has expanded to include political expression. Republicans and Democrats can be found with red or blue wristbands in support of their party or particular candidate, or for campaign fundraisers. Like the traditional colors that showed which state supported which party in an election, wristbands commonly match red for Republican and blue for Democrat, despite a few who have reversed the trend. Phrases have included upcoming election dates, Bush or Kerry support phrases, and even anti-campaign phrases.

Reminderband News

Rick Dees is heard across the country with his popular voice blaring across stations announcing which artist or band is number one. Now Rick is putting those victims of Hurricane Katrina first by supporting the Kare Campaign.

The Kare Campaign is for the citizens of the United States to show they care and support the victims of this terrible tragedy by wearing the “Kare” wristband as well as an effort to raise money.

To learn more about Rick Dees and his support for the victims visit http://www.rick.com.

State and private organizations in Utah are mobilizing to help victims of Hurricane Katrina:
* State of Utah: A toll-free number and e-mail address have been established for people willing to volunteer their expertise to aid victims or help rebuild New Orleans. Call 1-866-873-2437 or e-mail katrinavolunteers@utah.gov.
* Rite-Aid: Customers of Rite-Aid stores in Utah can donate money at any checkout stand. Rite-Aid will forward the customer donations to the American Red Cross. The company’s foundation said Thursday it plans to send $250,000 to the Red Cross.
* The Regence Group: The Regence Group will donate $100,000 to American Red Cross. The Regence Group, the largest health insurer in the Northwest/Intermountain area, is an affiliation of four state Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans, including Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah. Regence also will encourage and facilitate employee donations to local Red Cross organizations.
* Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort: Snowbird is accepting and matching donations to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund. Through Oct. 9, guests and employees will be able to make donations at the resort, which will match up to $10,000.
* Wristbands: Reminderband, the silicone wristband-maker based in Logan, will donate $100,000 in bands to a . . . project designed to earn $1 million for relief efforts.

Your Week Quotes

“My feeling is that even though I have a little, I have more than they do.”
– Julie McNair, an Eagle Mountain resident collecting clothing and food for the Katrina victims.

“These are my people. We’re ready to do whatever we can do.”
– Jeff St. Romain, the president of Volunteers of America in Salt Lake City who spent 37 years in the New Orleans area.

“It was just a plea for help. We need to find shelter. We need to find food and [provide for the refugees’] basic quality of life. The other issues will sort themselves out.”
– Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. on taking in hurricane refugees from the Gulf states.
My feeling is that even though I have a little, I have more than they do.”
Julie McNair, an Eagle Mountain resident collecting clothing and food for the Katrina victims
These are my people. We’re ready to do whatever we can do.”
Jeff St. Romain, president of Volunteers of America in Salt Lake City, who spent 37 years in the New Orleans area
It was just a plea for help. We need to find shelter. We need to find food and [provide for the refugees’] basic quality of life. The other issues will sort themselves out.”
Gov. Jon M. Huntsman Jr. , on taking in hurricane refugees from the Gulf states

This page compiled
from Tribune and news service reports

Sunday, December 12, 2004
On the Wings Blogspot

You probably have seen Lance Armstrong’s yellow Livestrong wristbands designed to help raise money for cancer research. Other organizations have made their own wristband for causes like AIDS and muscular dystrophy.

The Detroit Red Wings organization has created a wristband of their own. The red rubber wristband has the word “Believe” on the front and “DRW est. 1926” on the back. Proceeds go to Ilitch Charities for Children, which benefits children mainly stricken with cancer or AIDS in education, health and recreation.

Visit DetroitRedWings.com.

Moved by the incredible devastation in New Orleans and surrounding communities, Reminderband wants to provide a way for people to show their support and KARE for those involved. The KARE campaign’s focus is to help unify Americans in their show of support for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

“This is a chance for America to band together and show the victims of Hurricane Katrina that they KARE,” said Reminderband President Scott Huskinson. “There are lots of people fundraising out there and we want to give Americans the chance to show they are united in their support to the victims by wearing the KARE wristbands.”

Inspired by those who are doing all they can to help those who have been affected, Reminderband would like to join with all those showing support. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Hurricane Katrina relief agencies.

As a small company with limited resources, Reminderband can only do so much, and they need your help to raise awareness in this unified show of support.

To learn more about how you can purchase a wristband, visit www.uskares.org
For questions about how the campaign works and what Reminderband has pledged to the relief effort see the faq

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To date, 25 million Americans are affected by liver, biliary and gallbladder disease – that’s one in every 10 Americans. Despite its impact on the health of Americans, diseases that effect the liver are not widely known or recognized. The LIVERight America! and the Love Your Liver wristbands are designed to pay tribute to those who are working to promote liver wellness and fighting to prevent liver disease.

Show your support by wearing the LIVERight America! or Love Your Liver wristbands and share one with your friends and family. The LIVERight America! wristband is a red, white and blue tie-dyed design. The Love Your Liver is a baby blue design. To purchase a wristband please contact the American Liver Foundation Missouri Chapter at 314-352-7377 or email Irene Agustin at iagustin@liverfoundation.org.
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Julie Paige McAvinn passed away on February 25, 2004 at the young age of 40 leaving behind her husband and three children. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November 2003 and died three months later.

Julie was an avid runner and extremely athletic competing in races including the Boston Marathon in 1999.

The Julie Fund was established after Julie’s death, however she thought up the idea when she was battling the cancer.

“Julie thought up the fund before she died and told us she wanted to do something to help other people who are faced with this terrible situation,” said close friend Peg Fischer.

The Julie Fund was established by Julie’s family and friends in partnership with the Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Healthcare, a system of Massachusetts’ leading academic medical centers and community hospitals.

Fischer’s 11-year-old son thought up the idea to sell wristbands in order to raise money and awareness for the Julie Fund.

“We kicked off in June selling wristbands at a race held for the Julie fund and we sold 1,000 in a month,” said Fischer.

The Julie Fund expects to impact three key areas relating to women’s cancers including non-medical expenses, research and raising awareness.

“The wristbands are worn by the people of Wellesley and we have to keep ordering more,” Fischer said.

The Julie Fund has sold thousands of the cancer bracelet wristbands with the profit from the bands assisting the goals set by Julie before she passed away.

There will be a gala held for the Julie Fund on Oct. 8 for further fundraising. Wristbands will be worn by those attending.

Reminderband has been incredible to work with and we are grateful for the support as we move quickly to launch the Julie Fund,” Fischer said.

For more information about the Julie Fund visit the Web site http://www.juliefund.org.

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