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Today we launched a new section of our site, Reminderband Stories, where we share some of your stories and innovative uses of our wristbands. You’ve used our bands to raise awareness, raise money, unite communities and families, show support, and myriad other uses. We’re excited for the chance to show some of the great things our users have done!

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If you’d like to share your cause with us for showcasing on our site, let us know about it here.

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Today we’re remembering those who fought for civil rights with some of our favorite quotes from Dr. King.

 

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“The time is always right to do what is right.” – Rev. Dr. King’s 1965 Commencement Address at Oberlin College

 

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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Letter from a Birmingham Jail

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“I have decided to choose love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Where Do We Go from Here

 

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Conquering Self-Centeredness

 

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Popularly used at community vigils, family memorial services, or even just as personal reminders or tributes, memorial bracelets are a way to honor loved and lost ones for years to come. Inexpensive, durable, and customizable, silicone wristbands are often a popular token, especially when they can be ordered in bulk or in orders as small as one band.

This begs the question: what to put on the memorial band? There are a couple of factors to consider when designing or customizing a memorial bracelet. One is its intended use: is it a gift for those attending a funeral, or intended to rally a community around a cause, or serve as an individual, personal reminder? Another is visibility. People often ask questions about silicone awareness bracelets — how much are you willing to or wanting to share? If you don’t want to talk about it, a less vibrant color and design might be better suited to your purpose. Finally, the bracelet should serve as a reminder of the cause and/or person and honor them. Use words, phrases, colors, or artwork that represent them.

Examples of things people have put on Reminderband memorial bracelets in the past include:

  • A memorial or religious phrase
  • Names
  • A hashtag or URL for more information
  • Dates
  • Symbols or artwork to represent a cause or a person who passed away

Here are some design examples as well:

Some utilize the front, back, or inside of the bracelet for privacy, emphasis, or to include more information.

Is there anything we missed or you would like more information on? Leave us a comment or tweet us at @reminderband to let us know.

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About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes, making breast cancer one of the most common cancers in the United States. More than 200,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.

Breast cancer used to carry a stigma and was generally viewed as a very private disease. With the campaign to bring breast cancer into the open for increased awareness and to encourage women to get tested, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has taken off. Millions of people now participate in breast cancer awareness events worldwide.

Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG campaign brought about the widespread use of the rubber wristband as an awareness and fundraising tool for cancer victims and researchers. Today, the cancer wristband or “cancer bracelet” is used by educators, survivors, advocates, family members, researchers, and community organizers to indicate support, spread awareness, or raise funds. With the takeoff of breast cancer-related events, breast cancer awareness bracelets have also become a key part of the fight.

 

 

At Reminderband, we’ve added a selection of predesigned breast cancer awareness bracelets in the hopes that they inspire further creativity in your efforts to advocate, support, and inspire. View these breast cancer awareness bracelets and others or further customize and design your own at reminderband.com.

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