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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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“Our daughter, Patty, in the center of the picture, was nine when she was bullied nearly to death, leaving us a suicide note. Thankfully, we found it, pulled her from the school, got her into counseling, and started our #PattyStrong campaign.”

Teresa, Patty’s mom, has since used the anti-bullying wristbands to get the message out about bullying in our schools and the damage it can cause. Some 13 million kids are bullied in US schools each year. This is one mother’s efforts to shed light on an ongoing threat to kids and how it affects them and their families. Using various hashtags, Teresa has been able to make quite a push in spreading the word to stop bullying. Through supportive messages of solidarity and positive reminders, her campaign has made a difference.

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“We probably ordered from you eight times,” said Teresa, who also says she has been able to distribute bracelets to hundreds of kids in her area’s schools.

To learn more about Patty’s story and others, head over to thebullyproject.com to see how you can help the cause. If you’d like to use awareness wristbands for your own campaign against bullying, check out our options for custom bracelets and ideas to get started.

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Greetings from (snow-covered) Northern Utah! Hopefully, your 2017 is off to a fantastic start. We think we can make it just a bit better by giving you the rundown on one of our favorite products: Printed bracelets.

Read on for a brief Q & A!

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  • What makes a screen print wristband different from a Classic band, or one of the other products on your site?
    • Our printed bands have the same great silicone thickness, makeup, and quality, with the main difference being the printing method. Instead of engraving your design, as with our other bracelets, we print on the surface.
  • What’s the advantage of that?
    • Printing on the surface allows us to place an incredible level of detail on the wristbands, using more complex fonts and more intricate artwork that wouldn’t normally work well on an engraved wristband. It also allows us to do multi-color imprints with ease, such as a logo that is two colors, and text that is another. Because of the process we use, we can also produce printed bands faster than color-filled wristbands, saving a few days’ time for production.
  • They probably cost more, and have a high minimum, right?
    • Wrong! Printed wristbands are the most inexpensive way to get a color imprint. You can save as much as 35 cents per wristband over the Classic. Since there is no engraving, we pass that savings on to you. And our minimum is one of the lowest anywhere, at just five bands.
  • How do I design one? Is it a different process?

Have more questions? Feel free to give our super-friendly customer support team a call at 800-922-5401 or shoot an email over to us at customerservice@reminderband.com. You can take a look at our screen printed wristbands page here. Until next time!

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You can now put your custom silicone wristband on a keychain! We’ve started securing our high-quality, 100% silicone wristbands with a metal clamp and keychain ring and they are available for customization and order. The new Wristband Keychain is only available with Classic bands right now (so no Thin or Phat), but you can still choose from a variety of colors and patterns and artwork, or design your own:

 

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You can also check it out in 3D below:
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Let us know what you come up with and what you use them for — we’d love to see your designs and final bands!

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We’ve featured some amazing individuals on our social media pages lately. Did you miss it? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for more brave, creative fundraisers who work for worthy causes.

Reading for Recovery

unnamed-5Reading helped Teresa when she struggled with depression, anxiety, and self-harm, so for her Girl Scout Gold Award project, she created a Reading for Recovery Little Free Library with some of the books that helped her the most.

“I wanted to do something that raised awareness on these issues especially among teens,” says Teresa. She now has several libraries at counseling centers, as well as a traveling library exhibit. Some of the included titles are “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “The Fault In Our Stars,” and “How to Save A Life.”

Teresa hands out bookmarks and Reminderband bracelets to promote her libraries but also to increase awareness of anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicide prevention among teens. You can learn more about her efforts, see how you can help, and offer reading recommendations at http://www.readingforrecovery.com.

Grace for Good

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At age 5, Grace was diagnosed with medulloblastoma. Seven years later, “defying gravity,” she is cancer-free.

Now in middle school, Grace and her family and friends continue to advocate and fundraise for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. (Her mom even shaves her head every year for the 46 Mommas campaign!) Childhood cancers only receive 4% of U.S. federal funding for cancer research. The Grace For Good Hero Fund supports research of brain tumors and the many challenges facing survivors post-treatment.

Grace sells “Defying Gravity” wristbands from Reminderband locally to raise money for her cause. To learn more about childhood cancer and Grace’s story, check out her page on St. Baldrics web site.

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People all over the world are sharing photos to show support for five-year-old cancer fighter Noah. Using the hashtag ‪#‎orangeforTeamNoah‬ and #NoOneFightsAlone and sporting bright orange wristbands, family, friends, and strangers take photos at landmarks from Russia to Indonesia to show Noah that he is not alone.

Childhood cancer is difficult, painful, and at times lonely. We love this creative way to connect through social media. Check out TEAM NOAH or Instagram for more pictures and consider adding your own! 

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One innovative story comes from personal trainer Thomas at ZyckFit. His passion is helping individuals lead healthier, happier lives, and he gives his custom wristbands to friends, family, and clients.

This summer he is running an eight-week boot camp for kids in his hometown of Jupiter, FL, which is now underway. Best of luck, Thomas!

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Many people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and April is Autism Awareness Month, but did you know that June is National Safety Month? Injuries are the leading cause of disability for those aged 1-44, many of which are preventable.

  • Use medication and prescription drugs safely
  • Prevent falls
  • Drive (and ride) safely by wearing seatbelts, not texting or using the phone while driving, or driving distracted or tired
  • Keep poison control and other emergency numbers handy at home
  • Make sure you stay safe at work

Here’s an infographic from the National Safety Council about the odds of safety risks:

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Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 12.14.07 PM (2)For more information, you can visit nsc.org and/or healthfinder.gov/nho/

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In the wake of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed thousands and displaced millions in Nepal, we’ve had a few orders for wristbands and awareness bracelets being sold to help raise money. The outreach of love and support for the country has been tremendous and inspiring, but we also want to make sure that donations are used in a way to benefit the ones who need it most. Here are some tips to keep in mind while donating:

  • The Better Business Bureau has a list of tips for making donations, as well as accredited organizations that meet the BBB Charity standards.
  • You can check any charity you’re thinking of giving to on Give.org to make sure the charity you’re thinking of donating to is accredited. You can also look at their report to see how they use their money.
  • NPR has some tips on making sure your aid is most effective as well: they recommend sending money–not used goods–and making sure the organization already has a presence in Nepal.
  • The Huffington Post has a list of charities on the ground providing critical support here.
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An estimated one in every 68 children in America has autism. April is Autism Awareness Month, and here’s how you can get involved:

Participate in local events or activities that raise awareness and money for autism research or support families or individuals with autism.

Support initiatives to make your community an autism-friendlier place.

Showing your support for people with autism is another way to get involved. The puzzle is the most common symbol to represent autism awareness. You can also customize your own bracelet or view autism and other awareness bracelets.

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In case you missed it, here are some causes we’ve featured on Reminderband social media the past few weeks. These causes use Reminderband wristbands in unique ways to further their worthwhile organizations and individual efforts. We loved these inspirational stories of people working to improve their communities and the world around them. Check them out to get ideas for your own fundraising efforts and to contribute to worthwhile causes!

New Hope Academy

New Hope Academy is a school that promotes individual learning differences by offering small class sizes and hands-on learning for “success personalized.”

“Students who learn differently face obstacles others never have to face… Our typical student has an uncommon educational need, and our staff has the knowledge and tools necessary to help students overcome their learning obstacles. Each day, we provide a unique education experience to incomparable students with brilliant and creative minds.”

New Hope Academy gives Reminderband marbleized, debossed wristbands in their school colors to people who donate to their foundation, or in goodie bags for their fundraising events. For more information on this unique school, visit http://www.newhope4kids.com/

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Power of One

Dr. Stephen Sroka is a motivational speaker who presents to schools, communities and professional conferences around the world, often after a crisis. He integrates research with reality-based strategies for dealing with the issues that face youth today including sex, drugs, violence, bullying, suicide and academic achievement as well as mental health and school safety.

“The idea is that everyone has the Power of One to help make a difference to help keep our children and youth safe and healthy so they can learn more and live better,” says Sroka.

Sroka himself came from a broken family and grew up on welfare. He is ADHD and dyslexic, and in high school was involved in a fight and both hips were crushed. He found the power of education and was a teacher for 30 years.

His message: 1. Learn all you can, knowledge is power. 2. Help other people, it is the best way to help yourself. 3. Tell the people you love, you love them today. There are no guarantees for tomorrow.

Sroka distributes Reminderbands with “Power of One” wherever he speaks.

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Matthew’s Miracles

At birth, Matthew was diagnosed with kidney failure and is currently on dialysis after months in the NICU. His family is selling Reminderband wristbands to raise money for an eventual kidney transplant.

They will also participate in the The Ronald McDonald House Walk For Kids and the National Kidney Foundation 5K to raise further awareness for children with kidney disease. You can follow his story over athttps://www.facebook.com/MatthewsMiracles

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention

In December, Elizabeth lost her older brother to suicide. She had bands made to honor his memory and show support for suicide awareness.

Thank you Elizabeth for spreading awareness and bringing to light an issue that is rarely talked about. For more resources and information on suicide prevention, visit https://www.afsp.org/

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In addition to being the home of Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, and President’s Day, did you know that February is also National Cancer Prevention Month?

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Cancer may seem like it strikes randomly and without reason. While anyone can develop cancer, there are some risk factors in your control. Here’s a list of doctor-recommended ways to reduce your risk of getting cancer:

  • Protect yourself from the sun — wear sunscreen, stay in the shade, and don’t use tanning beds.
  • Don’t use tobacco of any type.
  • Eat a healthy diet — one low in fat, high in fruits and vegetables, and drink alcohol only in moderation.
  • Screen early and often. Self-checks and medical exams can help catch cancer early, which increases the likelihood that treatment is successful.
  • Avoid endocrine-disrupting chemicals (such as BPA, parabens and phthalates).
  • Stay physically active and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Get vaccinated against infections such as hep B and C and HPV.

For more information on these and other factors, visit the Mayo Clinic or WHO web sites. Check out cancer awareness bracelets on Reminderband’s web site.

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