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Our Friday features really run the gamut of types of events, groups, and individuals and causes. Today, we’d like to briefly spotlight one family and their story of support for their father.

 

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Amos Abplanalp is known for being a wonderful friend, neighbor, loving husband, and father, high school teacher, coach, a prison counselor, Scoutmaster, and LDS bishop. He has a reputation for helping others and, here at Reminderband, that’s something we can get behind.

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Amos was diagnosed in April 2016 with Stage four Colon Cancer. Despite the daily struggles, he still works to provide for his family. There is great familial and community support and love for him, and everyone is cheering him on in his fight against cancer. The events and updates are chronicled through their blog.

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Two runs of wristbands have been ordered up in support of Amos, both touting the #TEAMAMOS hashtag. The first batch was used for a high school fundraiser for the family, which resulted in a sum of $1,200 raised! The second run will be used for awareness. We love this application for the wristbands to support Amos and his family, as well as to spread the awareness to help others!

We wish Amos the and his family the very best. If you would like to support them, check out their gofundme page, and read more about the family’s endeavors on their blog.

For more information on how to do your own fundraiser or awareness event with custom wristbands, check out Reminderband and design your own today.

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Do you need to share a message that stays with people and leaves an impact?

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Devay Campbell is a career coach and business mentor who wants to do just that. She is hosting a Classroom to Career tour to “empower students and equip them with the knowledge they need to get hired and be successful in their careers.” Her plan is to be able to reach one thousand students for the 2017-18 school year.

Devay has designed her own wristbands with a message she hopes will inspire students to remain ambitious and to continue to pursue what they want out of their lives and careers.

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She plans to use them to promote her message and serve as a tangible reminder to “always dream no matter what.”

“After so long, we think it is too late.” Says Devay, “We all need a reminder that it is never too late to follow and achieve our dreams. I want to leave this message behind with the students!”

We love this idea and we wish Devay the very best of luck in her tour. To learn more, visit her Facebook page. Want to be featured in our next Feature Friday? Send us an email about what you’re doing with your cause or event, as well as any pictures you’d like us to use. For more ideas on how to make an event or campaign extra awesome, check out reminderband.com today!

Until next time!

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Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections, and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.

The YSC was founded in 1998 by three women who were each under age 35 at the time of their diagnosis. Discouraged by the scarcity of resources and awareness of young women with breast cancer, so they formed an alliance through which they could make an impact.

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YSC has three charity bike rides each year: one in each of the South, East, and West Coasts. This event, the Tour de Pink (TdP) is “an inspiring three-day charity bike ride, with a one-day option, that raises funds for young women affected by breast cancer.”

These rides are completely equipped with the proper furnishings of bike and motorcycle marshals, vehicle support, and plenty of rest stops. They also have lodging and meals for the three-day riders, who commit to raising $2,500 each.

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Rachel Kelley, a three-day rider in the YSC Tour de Pink West Coast, will be selling the wristbands to contribute to her fundraising efforts. All proceeds from her wristbands will be donated to YSC through her fundraising page, here.

 

For ideas and options on running your own fundraiser with custom wristbands, check out reminderband.com!

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Did you know that kids and dogs develop several cancers in common including bone cancer, brain cancer, lymphoma, and leukemia?
16,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year – with only 3 new kids cancer drugs in 20 years, there is little money behind new drugs- only 4% of NIH’s budget goes to pediatric oncology.
Some 4,000,000 dogs in the US are diagnosed with cancer; 50% of all dogs over the age of 10 die from their disease, and treatment options are limited for man’s best friend.

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Canines-N-Kids has made a unique practice of partnering the two. Treating and researching cancer in dogs can help us to treat children with the same cancers, furthering the effort in the fight against cancer, and developing better treatment options.

The organization will be using wristbands as a giveaway for their “Paws for a Cure Summit” which will be held June 12th in Washington, DC, as well as for their first annual “Two by Four Race Against Childhood & Canine Cancer” on October 1st, in Brambleton, VA. They eventually hope to offer them for purchase on their website. The bands feature their unique design and logo and will help share their message and raise awareness.

Reminderband is happy to feature this awesome organization and their cause.

To find out more, take a look at www.caninesnkids.org or find them on Facebook.

 

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Today’s feature focuses on a writer whose books are part of a mission to stop bullying.

11-year-old Brenden Santos has published not one, but three books to date.

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Says Santos, “I have a few missions in life and I have a campaign against bullying.” Santos began working on his three books at age ten and has since created a website, www.againstthebullying.com.

 

To help spread his message, Santos has distributed wristbands among the community, sharing the essence of his campaign “only one me”. He has been making some waves with his progress, and recently met and had dinner with the Lt. Governer of North Carolina.

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Santos has big plans for the future of his anti-bullying campaign:

“I am trying to get bully awareness to be one day in August and one day in September because when school starts is when bullying is at its peak.
I want everyone to wear my wrist bands and look at them and remember there’s only one me and that means you.”

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You can learn more about Brenden’s mission against bullying and his books at his website.

Santos plans to continue his efforts with his writing and sharing his mantra: “I hope that one day I can have enough money so that I can buy millions of wristbands as I would like to give them away free to everyone in the world so that not only children but also adults who get bullied can remember we all matter.”

We wish Brenden and his cause the very best of luck!

For ideas and options to start your own campaign or fundraiser, check out reminderband.com.

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In addition to Autism Awareness, April is also the feature month for raising sexual abuse awareness. You may have seen the oft associated teal wristbands and awareness ribbons around the internet lately. Lots of amazing people are advocating victim support, especially during this time of year. Sexual Abuse Speak Out is one such group who is using wristbands as part of their campaign to help victims vocalize and report sexual abuse and violence. Their mission is to understand, support, and help those victims on the road to recovery.

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We raise awareness for sexual abuse/assault and our organization has a poetry slam every year for the last six years. We donate the proceeds to organizations that help survivors of sexual abuse. We have family and friends who have been abused and we wanted to bring awareness to a quietly-kept secret..sexual abuse.

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We will use the bands to help raise money for the needs of our non-profit organization. We are having a feed the homeless drive in April and proceeds will be used towards that as well.

 

Head over to their facebook page to learn more about their organization, or to get help if you are in need.

 

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Dr. Mandy Harris, a pediatric neurologist, suffered a diabetic emergency resulting in a coma. Her family and friends have rallied around her with their facebook page: Pray4Mandy where they are doing lots of work to support Mandy and help to raise awareness about Type 1 Diabetes. They plan to use wristbands and other materials to get the word out.

There is lots of positive support buzzing around Mandy, so take a look at the facebook page to see how you can help!

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We need prayers for her to wake and come back to her husband, children, family, friends, and her patients. Thank you for your prayers!!”

 

We wish Dr. Mandy and her family all the best and a speedy recovery!

 

 

For tips on how to raise awareness or show support with wristbands, head over to reminderband.com and look around. Diabetes-related ideas here.

 

 

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Abri was just eight years old when she was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, on September 4, 2015. After a year of brutal treatment and limb salvage surgery, she is now six months in remission.

 

The folks behind supporting Abri, her Team Abri facebook page, and others affected by childhood cancer have designed their very own wristband to spread Abri’s message. This band shares the prayer that she prays every night:

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We love Abri’s message and we wish her and all others facing the devastation of childhood cancer the best of luck!

To learn more about Abri’s story and about others who are battling cancer, head over to their facebook page, here. If you have your own cancer support organization, page, or group, take a look at our resources for all the cancer types and wristbands to find the perfect bracelet or keychain for your cause.

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Until next time!

 

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