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Reminderband Supporter of the Julie Fund

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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Handle Your Business

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.

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Uniting National Parks

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 https://www.lassenloomis.info.

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Remembering Corbin Burnett

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.

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Reminderband Wristbands Remember 9/11 And Flight 93

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

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Hotdogs, Peanuts and Wristbands?

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

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Bracelets For Ben

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