In case you missed it, there have been some neat stories in the news lately about community, connection, and support.

After Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan was diagnosed with cancer, athletes and politicians alike are showing support for him with lime-green #HoganStrong cancer bracelets. Hogan was diagnosed last month with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and is currently pursuing treatment. If you want to join the likes of Adam Jones, Chris Christie, and others, you can buy one at hoganstrong.com — proceeds go towards cancer research. The rest of the story is in the Baltimore Sun.

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Robert Suhay just broke the world distance sailing record in his 14-foot sailboat — carrying with him all the while a memorial bracelet for teen Tyler Patnaude, who died in a car crash last year. Suhay says he felt Patnaude’s presence with him on the journey. His wife blogs about the experience here.

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