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Today we launched a new section of our site, Reminderband Stories, where we share some of your stories and innovative uses of our wristbands. You’ve used our bands to raise awareness, raise money, unite communities and families, show support, and myriad other uses. We’re excited for the chance to show some of the great things our users have done!

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If you’d like to share your cause with us for showcasing on our site, let us know about it here.

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In case you missed it (ICYMI), here are the causes we’ve featured over on the Reminderband Facebook page during the holiday season. 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!

Giving Grub

In 5th grade, Georgia student Devon Hirsch noticed that many of his friends were eating free or reduced-fee breakfast and lunch. He did some research and found that 16 million children in America don’t have adequate access to food, and only 14% of eligible kids are in the summer meals programs. He decided to join the fight to get more hungry kids fed.

Now 11, Devon uses Reminderbands to raise money for Share Our Strength‘s “No Kid Hungry” campaign. He sells wristbands for $3 each and gives the proceeds to #NoKidHungry. He calls his effort Giving Grub. Check out their Facebook page or http://www.givinggrub.org/ for more info on child hunger and how you can help!

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Irish Language Learners

Today’s featured cause is Irish Language Learners, a community of learners and speakers of this rare language! “Irish is under-promoted and under-utilized, but for those who are studying, it connects them to a fascinating past and friendship and camaraderie in the present,” says community founder Seán Lenaghan.

Reminderband wristbands are used to offer a friendly Irish greeting and spark curiosity and interest in this once-dying language.

I Have A Name

The I Have a Name Project aims to bring compassion, dignity, and understanding to an often invisible world — that of the homeless. Photographer Jon Linton meets, photographs, and records the stories of the less fortunate. He aims to create a book and exhibit, proceeds of which will benefit shelters that provide services to those in need. They also give “I Have a Name – Practice Compassion” Reminderbands to those who donate to create awareness and serve as a reminder to be compassionate.

Check out their Facebook page or website (http://www.ihaveaname.org/) to view photos and read stories from souls on the streets, and remember to practice compassion daily.

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October is breast cancer awareness month, and it’s coming up quickly. It’s a huge month for fundraising. Breast cancer is one of the biggest awareness causes. October is filled with awareness and fund-raising events, and it’s one that benefits hugely from awareness bracelets.

If you’re planning on fundraising or hosting an event next month, now is the best time to get your order in for cancer bracelets. On Reminderband, we have a cancer bracelet showcase with design ideas, or you can custom-design your own on our order page.

For past reading on raising breast cancer awareness and fundraising, check out these stories:

Rapper Battles Breast Cancer With Wristbands

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Most Popular Breast Cancer Fundraisers

 

 

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Team Cyndi
Team Cyndi is an organization supporting Cyndi Ricketts in her fight against Triple Negative Breast Cancer, a form of cancer that is more difficult to treat. Ricketts was diagnosed in June, and Reminderband cancer bracelets are being worn by her friends and family to show her support for her as she begins treatment.
First Dam Pancake Run
The First Dam Pancake Run was on Saturday, August 8, in Logan, Utah, and benefited ASSERT Autism Program! Participants ran a race and received free pancakes and Reminderband autism wristbands while supporting autism education, research, and training.

Unexpected Resolution A Cappella

Unexpected Resolution Men’s A Cappella is an a cappella group from Ball State University. They focus on being “relaxed and casual while bringing their best on stage and adding something unexpected to each song to make it their own, be it a barbershop-style end to a Top 40 hit, a vocal breakdown of a jazz standard, or mashing up multiple genres into one song.” They use Reminderband wristbands as a reminder of their commitment to the group and to bring their best to every rehearsal and performance. 

Evan’s Radiant Warrior Spirit

Evan is a nine-month old with Pulmonary Vein Stenosis, a rare and serious heart condition, and he has already had three open-heart surgeries. Evan’s Radiant Warrior Spirit is a blog and foundation set up to benefit Evan and his family. Evan’s family and friends use Reminderband awareness bracelets and other “Radiant Warrior Keepsakes” to raise money to cover medical expenses. Follow his story at http://radiantwarriorspirit.wordpress.com/

If you’d like to share how you use Reminderband for your cause, share your story with us here.

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Need a wristband and looking for some inspiration? Our new showcase of designed Reminderband wristbands gives ideas for a variety of bracelet types, colors, fonts, and slogans. These are meant to be jumping off points for creating wristbands suited to your personal cause, and hopefully give you an idea of what is possible with Reminderband.

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Military Bracelets for red, white, and blue bands, camo wristbands, custom name bands, and wristbands for each of the military divisions. More military and camo bracelet ideas, as well as “Military Family” and “Support Our Troops” designs can be found in Support Our Troops Wristbands.

Ribbon bracelets, heart bracelets, “Hope” and “Survivor” wristbands advocating support for several types of cancers can be found in Cancer Bracelets. Cancer bracelets are great tools for advocacy, education, building awareness, showing support, and fundraising. If the type of cancer you’re looking for isn’t found there, you can create your own wrist band with our custom band builder.

Wristbands for many faiths are showcased on our Religious Bracelets page.Whether you are looking for a WWJD bracelet, a scripture wristband, one with a simple religious symbol or bands to distribute to a congregation or religious group, there are ideas, samples, and pre-designed wristbands.

Our showcase of School Bracelets gives ideas for graduation wristbands, motivational wristbands, event wristbands, sports/clubs/groups wristbands, school spirit wristbands, and achievement wristbands. Don’t see your mascot there? Have a look at our clip art or talk to customer service about custom artwork.

Medical Alert Bracelets are ideal for those who want an inexpensive, long-lasting, hypo-allergenic medical alert bracelet. Medical alert wristbands can convey medical information to medical professionals in an emergency. From allergies to Alzheimer’s, conditions, medications, and other life-saving information can be conveyed on these bands.

In Awareness Bracelets, wristbands in support of many causes are featured, from autism to suicide prevention. Awareness bracelets are one of our most frequent wristband uses and are a great way to send a message.

Watch for more showcased wristbands to come. And if you’d like to see more custom wristband ideas for a different category, let us know in the comments or drop us a line on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

 

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The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments estimates the number of homeless adults in D.C. at more than 12,000, half of which are part of families. Every weekend, volunteers gather in Allan Millington’s apartment and take to the streets to make a difference.

“Wealth disparity is spreading in the nation,” says Allan. “It’s especially [visible] in the nation’s capital.”

Allan, an army veteran himself, says many of the homeless and hungry are veterans. He and his friends began Universal Kitchen to provide dinner to veterans, the homeless, and low-income people in the Washington, D.C. area. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening, volunteers assemble sack dinners at Allan’s apartment and then go out into the community to hand out food and hygiene items.

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(Photos from Universal Kitchen’s Instagram.) 

Volunteers and supporters of Universal Kitchen sport army-green #ProjectHunger #UniversalKitchen wristbands to increase awareness and support in the fight against homelessness and hunger.

For more info visit @universalkitchen on Instagram or see their WalMart wishlist. If you’d like to share how you use Reminderbands, let us know about your cause here.

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Here’s a roundup of some cool news stories and creative uses involving wristbands:

  • Birchbank Public Elementary School rewarded its students’ good deeds with wristbands in its “Make a Difference” Campaign. 100 students received blue rubber bracelets for acts of kindness observed by staff and fellow students. “If you tell some people about being good… they tell other people to be good too.”
  • The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office introduced a free wristband program to help seniors. Seniors receive a black and gold wristband with the sheriff office phone number and registration number. “Should the senior become incapacitated or unable to communicate emergency personnel can contact the Sheriff to get the relevant information.”
  • Did you notice World Cup-winning Germany’s coach? Joachim Low was wearing wristbands throughout the Brazil matches. They weren’t for awareness or to make a statement, however… they were to protect him from mosquito bites.
  • University of Washington students have designed a wristband called Vive that would make it easier to connect and may also help with safety from sexual assault. They presented the design at Microsoft Research’s Design Expo.
  • Mike Porath wrote a beautiful blog post on being a father to a girl with a rare chromosomal disorder and what the wristband he wears means to him. “I have a sweet little 7-year-old girl with a rare chromosome disorder called Dup15q Syndrome, and it has really challenged me as a dad. When I look at this little blue bracelet, it reminds me to BELIEVE.”
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Since we started asking for Reminderband Causes, we’ve received some great stories and inspiring causes from Reminderband users! In case you missed it, here are the causes we’ve shared on social thus far:

Open Your Eyes Foundation

In memory of David Bingenheimer (10/13/2013 – 5/29/2014), parents Chelsea and Daniel Bingenheimer established this organization to help bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving, as well as to help other families that have been devastated by the loss of a loved one due to distracted driving.They use bands to fundraise and remind drivers to stay focused. Check them out on Facebook or on their web site.

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Friends of the Peabody Dog Park

The Friends of the Peabody Dog Park are using Reminderbands to raise funds and support for an off-leash dog park in their city. They hosted an event June 28 with live local music, agility and obedience demonstrations, contests, prizes, and a variety of vendors selling doggie treats and services.

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Miss Utah & Children’s Miracle Network

Cache Valley’s Karlie Major, recently crowned Miss Utah 2014, is using our bands to fundraise for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The bands say “Miss Utah 2014” and “Team Karlie.” All proceeds go to the Children’s Miracle Network, which in Utah will benefit Primary Children’s Hospital. She will be selling them again in Logan on July 12.

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If you’d like to share how you use Reminderband for your cause, share your story with us here.

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Reminderband users are amazing. They use wristbands to rally, to mourn, to communicate, to build, to raise awareness, to fundraise, to promote, to love, to change the world. We here at Reminderband are continually impressed and inspired by the diverse, creative, fun, and beautiful bands you produce: day after day, year after year.


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Which is why we’d like to start sharing your stories. Every week, we’re sharing a new cause on our blog and social media channels to get the word out and get attention for your efforts. We hope that our sharing will lead to increased awareness and your stories will inspire others further, whether to donate to your cause, get inspired by wristband design, or simply feel better about the world and the good people in it.

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We’ve added this sharing option to checkout on our website and are loving the stories we’ve received thus far, but you don’t have to put in a new order to share your cause with us. Email us at social@reminderband [dot] com or fill out this form to let us know how and why you use Reminderband wristbands to #bandtogether, whether it’s past, present, or future.

Send us a photo, send us a cause, send us your story. We’re excited to hear from you and share your experience.

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Reminderband wristbands have been used for everything from family reunions to New Year’s resolutions to conventions, but one of the most frequent orders is for cancer bracelets. The silicone wristbands are inexpensive and long-lasting and work for both men and women, making them a popular choice for spreading awareness or personal use.

You can read more about cancer bracelets here, but here are some stories of folks and how they used cancer bracelets to help families, individuals, and communities, and advance the fight against cancers of all types:

  • Lung cancer survivor and advocate uses glow-in-the-dark, leopard-print cancer bracelets to educate her community about lung cancer and how it’s not just for smokers.
  • A football coach wears a cancer wristband for inspiration through chemo and practices.
  • How the city of Pittsburgh used cancer wristbands to benefit the leukemia and lymphoma society while supporting their mayor during his fight.
  • The vice president of the American Cancer Society Phoenix Metro Market on how wristbands help to raise awareness, funds, and support for cancer efforts.
  • How advocates are using cancer bracelets in the fight against brain cancer.
  • A family and a community in California uses cancer wristbands to raise funds for leukemia treatment.
  • High school students use memorial cancer bracelets to raise funds for a late student and teacher’s families.
  • Cancer wristbands were used to celebrate the end of chemotherapy for a patient in the Cayman Islands.
  • Cancer survivor Ben Teller uses Reminderband cancer bracelets to fundraise and build awareness for his organization, “Cuck Fancer.”
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