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Our new company, Impressions, became involved with a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society (ACS) local Relay for Life ® this year. It is an overnight outdoor family-focused event where teams of people from local businesses and the community participate in a 24-hr relay walk at a local track or field. In additional to celebrating survivors, its purpose is to raise funds and awareness about cancer prevention.

Reminderband custom silicone bracelets was a natural fit for this fundraising event. We requested Glow-in-the-dark, filled samples to present at the monthly Relay planning meeting. We knew that the other teams would be interested in selling the commemorative (filled) Glow-in-the-dark wristbands as part of their team’s fundraiser. When we turned the lights off to demonstrate the glow effect and they sold themselves. People also like the size selection and the price.

The initial order of 800 bands were sold to Relay teams (at a reduced price) to help boost their fundraising efforts. Team Impressions placed a subsequent order of 500 bands to be sold the day of the event. It is amazing how many people we see wearing these bands around town now. Reminderband helped our business raise funds for a great cause and helped us to become better known in the community. It’s a great conversation starter. We have already been contacted about future Reminderband orders for similar fundraising events and we are looking forward to next year’s Relay. .

We would like to express our appreciation to Jason and everyone at Reminderband silicone bracelets for the helpful service and quick turn-around that helped make this fundraising event a big success. It was a pleasure working with you and we look forward to doing even more business with Reminderband.

Thank you,

Mike and Barrie Benson
Impressions
Vacaville, CA
Impressionsthatlast.net

As they do at each Law Enforcement Training Center graduation, those gathered to see their loved ones join law enforcement’s ranks observed a moment of silence to honor fallen officers.
On Thursday, that moment was driven home when Michael and Rita Pratt presented one of the graduates with the first scholarship established in honor of their late son, Jason Tye Pratt.

Pratt was an eight-year veteran of the Omaha Police Department when he was shot during a foot pursuit in north Omaha on Sept. 11, 2003. He died eight days later.

“Tye was not great because of the way he left this world but because of the way he lived,” Michael Pratt said. “Tye loved what he did — probably for the same reason you’ve chosen your noble professions — because he wanted to help people.”

After Tye Pratt died, his family began selling custom-made wristbands in his honor and donated the proceeds to the Boys and Girls Club of Omaha. The first bands, which sell for $29.95 each, featured a diamond-etched photo of Tye and a written memorial on aircraft aluminum. Now a variety of photos, etched images and sayings are available.

The proceeds go to the Officer Tye Pratt Law Enforcement Fund at the training center. A $500 grant will be given to one student each session to help them purchase body armor or other necessary equipment.

The recipient from the 164th basic class was Travis King, a 43-year-old father of five who is restarting his law enforcement career in Fremont after serving with the Rollins, Wyo., Police Department. King’s wife also suffers from medical problems, Pratt said as he presented the scholarship.

Pratt said the scholarship was offered through an application process and knew it was going to be tough to decide who should get the money. He said after reading all the applications, he was shocked by the graduates’ nominations of King.

“It was kinda overwhelming,” Pratt said.

He hadn’t expected the men and women applying to do so for someone else but said he shouldn’t have been surprised due to the unselfish nature of those who go into law enforcement.

In addition to the grant, the Pratts presented King with a personalized Tye band featuring the Fremont Police Department’s badge and the words “Thank you for your courage.”

After the ceremony, King said he didn’t know he would be receiving the grant and hadn’t yet decided how he would spend the money.

The Pratts also presented the training center staff with a plaque that features a photo of Tye Pratt and the slogan “These are the bands that tie us all together.”

The plaque is to symbolize the first Tye bands, which were made of solid brass. On Thursday graduate Christifer Folkerts, who received a non-law certification, received one of the brass bands.

The idea that their new professions could cost them their lives wasn’t lost on the graduates. During his address to his fellow students, Jerry Esch of the Hastings Police Department, gave the instructors a plaque as a thank you for all their hard work.

“You’ve saved all our lives,” he said. “It just hasn’t happened yet.”

Joseph Melville is 3 years old and was diagnosed on Nov. 17, 2005 with Neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that affects kids. For Melville, the tumor is in his stomach. Captain Paul Melville of the Southgate Volunteer Fire Department is Joseph’s dad and his family and friends are having a benefit for him called “Fill the Boot for JOE”.

“A committee of family, friends and firefighters meet on a Sunday nights to discuss a benefit for Joe and the Fill The Boot For JOE was one of the ideas we came up with to name the benefit,” said Joe’s cousin Courtney Kremer.

As for party favors, Courtney came up with the idea to order cancer bracelet wristbands for the benefit.
“I thought that they would be something different and I knew they are very popular especially with Joe’s brother Jacob’s school mates and other people of the community,” said Kremer.

On March 18, 2006 at the Southgate Civic Center from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. friends and family will be hosting this benefit.

“My aunt Lisa started a letter asking for help to donate blood and several fire departments and family and friends have donated and continue to donate so Joe can get the transfusions he needs,” Kremer said.

Joe’s aunt Lisa is asking for people to donate an item to be used in a raffle, silent auction or live auction to raise money for Joe to get better.

 

Reminderband announces its donations to local Hurricane Katrina victims. Reminderband wanted to donate to local victims of the disaster and so donations were sent to St. Stanislaus College, the Transitional Recovery Action Center for Katrina (T.R.A.C.K.) created by the Acadiana Outreach Center and the Salvation Army.

Reminderband donated approximately $20,800 to each of these organizations in an effort to help out those organizations that are locally helping rebuild what was so devastatingly lost.

“We are so thankful for Reminderband’s support and generous donation of $20,814! This past year was a very traumatic one, but we believe that this year is the year of new beginnings,” said Director of Acadiana Outreach Center Valerie Keller.

The TRACK program is committed to helping those in need in the Lafayette community as well as continuing their efforts assisting hurricane evacuees.

“Through your donation, we are able to offer hope to those who need it most, helping them create a new chapter in their lives during 2006,” said Keller.

The St. Stanislaus College located in Bay St. Louis Mississippi was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina ruining their library and dormitories. St. Stanislaus is the oldest continually operated school on the Mississippi Gulf coast and the largest Catholic Boarding School in the United States. It was persisted through the Civil War, the Depression and battering hurricanes and devastating fires since 1854 according to the school’s history.

“We are most appreciative of Reminderband’s generosity, the support plays an important role in the rebuilding of St. Stanislaus and the Bay St. Louis community,” said Director of Development Michael Reso.

The Salvation Army has been meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of over 500,000 disaster survivors. The Salvation Army has served over 5 million meals in response to Katrina and Rita and is providing direct aid to survivors in more than 30 states across the country according to a letter sent to Reminderband.

“Thank you for your gift donation designated to help victims of the Katrina and Rita Hurricanes in the gulf area of the United States,” said Lt. Colonel Raymond Peacock.

Reminderband is committed to helping foundations for disaster relief as well as other organizations such as cancer research.

For more information on the KARE campaign and ways to help Katrina Relief efforts visit http://www.kare.org.

Imagine waking up one day and having to hurry and grab a few items that are expensive or close to you and driving off leaving everything behind. This is what many had to do when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. For Craig Karger, a sophomore at Tulane University, he left with just his lap top and iPod as he drove off to the Houston airport to fly to Miami to meet his parents.

Like many others Karger had to find a new place to go to college so he enrolled in Miami but wanted to be able to go back to Tulane as soon as possible. He wanted to make a difference even if it was just him raising money for his school.

“Craig was so upset and he wanted to do something to help his university so we told him we would do whatever it took for him if he wanted to raise money or help in some way,” said Craig’s mom Lori Karger.

With his parents help he started a Web site for Tulane University called savetulane.com
and created the Save Nola wristbands with the university president’s permission to use the Tulane wave. Craig wanted to sell the wristbands to raise awareness and money for the university he loved.

“Craig was on an online forum for Tulane when he asked President Cowen of the university if he could use the wave on the wristbands and he was granted permission,” said Lori.

After generating buzz about the wristbands and getting media coverage the Save Tulane project has raised $8,000 all of the proceeds from the wristbands go to the Commission to Bring Back New Orleans. Craig gave all the members of the commission a bracelet.

The entire Tulane basketball team is wearing the wristbands along with former Vice Presidential Nominee John Edwards.

“It’s really taken off and it’s been great to see my son put so much effort into such a great cause, all on his own,” said Lori.

“We have had a great experience working with Reminderband and appreciate all the help we have received,” said Lori.

For more information on how you can order the ROLL WAVE and Save NOLA wristbands visit http://www.savetulane.com.

Reminderband announces its donations to local Hurricane Katrina victims. Reminderband wanted to donate to local victims of the accident and so donations were sent to St. Stanislaus College, the Transitional Recovery Action Center for Katrina (T.R.A.C.K.) created by the Acadiana Outreach Center and the Salvation Army.

Reminderband donated approximately $20,800 to each of these organizations in an effort to help out those organizations that are locally helping rebuild what was so devastatingly lost.

“We are so thankful for Reminderband’s support and generous donation of $20,814! This past year was a very traumatic one, but we believe that this year is the year of new beginnings,” said Director of Acadiana Outreach Center Valerie Keller.

The TRACK program is committed to helping those in need in the Lafayette community as well as continuing their efforts assisting hurricane evacuees.

“Through your donation, we are able to offer hope to those who need it most, helping them create a new chapter in their lives during 2006,” said Keller.

The St. Stanislaus College located in Bay St. Louis Mississippi was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina ruining their library and dormitories. St. Stanislaus is the oldest continually operated school on the Mississippi Gulf coast and the largest Catholic Boarding School in the United States. It was persisted through the Civil War, the Depression and battering hurricanes and devastating fires since 1854 according to the school’s history.

“We are most appreciative of Reminderband’s generosity, the support plays an important role in the rebuilding of St. Stanislaus and the Bay St. Louis community,” said Director of Development Michael Reso.

Reminderband is committed to helping foundations for disaster relief as well as other organizations such as cancer research.

For more information on the KARE campaign and ways to help Katrina Relief efforts visit http://www.kare.org.

We would like to thank you for joining us in our celebration of our One Year Anniversary Sale. In order to thank you for your time, dedication and loyalty with our company, we have made a few changes in our pricing structure. Some of these changes include dealer discounts up to 40% off and free standard shipping for orders over 200 bands within the US. This new discounting structure is effective immediately. We have attached our new pricing structure for our wristbands.

Just as a simple reminder here are some of our strengths as a company:
• 20 Piece minimum
• 6 business day turn around time
• Mix of colors and sizes at no extra charge
• No Mold Fees, Set-up Fees, Dye Charges or Art fees
• 100% High Quality Silicone (highest in the industry)
• Excellent Customer Service

Please feel free to check out our new pricing structure on the dealer advantage website at Reminderband.com/dealers/

We want to thank everyone for celebrating with us during our one year anniversary sale. The sale will end this Wednesday, December 20th, so act fast to order your wristbands at the incredible price of $1 or less per wristband.

Free Standard Shipping on orders of 100 wristbands or more.

No standard fees. Reminderband does not charge for mold or set-up fees and we will continue to waive extra character, artwork and double-sided fees. An addional charge of $.25 will be added for custom-color or color-fill wristbands. The sale price does not apply to Reminderband “Tireband”.

No hidden agenda, just $1.00 per wristband with no standard fees! Did we mention that all wristbands are $1.00 per band or less? Orders over 10,000 wristbands call customer service at 1-800-922-5401 for even better pricing.

20 wristbands – $1.00 ea
500 wristbands – $.75 ea
1000 wristbands – $.65 ea
5000 wristbands – $.49 ea

Orders over 10,000 wristbands call for special pricing! 1-800-922-5401

On top of this great deal you can get your order in 6 business days or less, so order before Wednesday and save!

To order visit the Web site http://www.reminderband.com or call 1-800-922-5401.

Michelle Tjelmeland of Springfield, Illinois is profoundly deaf, but you’d never know it by looking at the 32-year-old Web designer and mother of two daughters. With the exception of a headset-like device behind her left ear, Tjelmeland exhibits no signs of her disability. The device, which transmits to an actual computer chip in her brain called a cochlear implant, miraculously restored her hearing. If you ask her about the device, she’ll proudly pull it off and tell you all about cochlear implants – in fact, she wants to tell the whole world.

To create awareness about this life-changing technology, Tjelmeland wears a vibrant green, black and white wristband with the phrase “From Silence to Sound” on it. Produced by the Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation, a non-profit foundation that Tjelmeland started in 2005, these CIAF awareness wristbands serve as a reminder that hearing is a gift. Thanks to the miracle of cochlear implants, more children and adults are experiencing life in a new way. CIAF strives to create awareness about the use of cochlear implants as an aid in hearing loss; raise grant money for families affected by hearing loss; and eventually lobby the legislature to change laws regarding insurance coverage for cochlear implants.

The awareness bracelets were inspired by Tjelmeland’s daughter, Ellie, who was born profoundly deaf and who also received a cochlear implant as a toddler. Among Ellie’s prized possessions are her 63 colorful wristbands, which she wears all the way up to her 7-year-old elbows.

Case sponsorships will allow CIAF to distribute wristbands to medical centers around the country to cochlear implant patients and their families

Additional wristbands are being sold to the public in sets of 10, 100 or 1,000 at a cost of $3 per wristband. The wristbands are available in children and adult sizes. All proceeds from wristband sales will support awareness activities and family grants.

To order CIAF wristbands, or to learn more about CIAF, visit http://www.ciafonline.org.

Reminderband is excited to announce its launch of the new Japanese Web site.

“We are excited to allow an outlet for our Japanese customers to order wristbands,” said Jeff Morgan, Vice President of Sales for Reminderband.

“This will bring in a whole different opportunity of customers for Reminderband,” said Morgan.

Reminderband decided to launch the Japan Web site after noticing the number of visits from Japan on the Reminderband home page was astonishingly high.

“We hope we’ll have the same craze in Japan as we’ve had in the U.S. and other countries,” said Morgan.

To visit Reminderband’s Japan Web click here.

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