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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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Alexis Teixeira was diagnosed with Lupus at age 14 and has fought for many years through testing and treatments to get proper help. When she was eventually married, she was currently receiving exams but developed preeclampsia after becoming pregnant with their daughter Gianna. Lupus played a part in her high-risk pregnancy and Gianna was born prematurely.

Thankfully, Gianna is doing quite well and is almost four-years-old. Alexis’ husband Luis saw the need for a great deal of awareness that Lupus just wasn’t getting; so he took matters into his own hands. Since his epiphany, Luis has used his rally driving career as a way to promote better awareness for Lupus. His race team Wicked Nasty Motorsports took to representing Lupus awareness (purple) in their team colors. This has allowed the whole family to share the message of awareness and the struggles of Lupus with many, many others.

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“So often we overlook the loved ones of those suffering from Lupus who are living through the difficult experiences with them.”

Alexis says her husband’s efforts to raise awareness is a good example for the community, and that everyone can help.

Part of their campaign to raise awareness includes handing out Reminderband wristbands at the racing events, which have been designed with the Wicked Nasty Motorsports logo along with “Lupus Awareness”.

If you would like to learn more about Lupus, head over to lupus.org.

We wish Alexis and her family all the best and we thank them for sharing their story with us!

 

Have your own awareness cause or design idea? Check out reminderband.com to get started and see how easy it is to raise awareness or funds.

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Here, at Reminderband, one of the questions we’re often asked (besides why our headquarters is located in Northern Utah, where the air hurts your face) is “What does debossed mean?” You may be reading this and wondering the same thing because, like a man at the hardware store, you didn’t want to ask for help. Well today, you’ve got it easy, because with the myriad of customization options we have on our site, making a decision can be a little overwhelming! We understand, and we’re here to help.

Well today, you’ve got it easy, because we’ve got the answer. With the myriad of customization options we have on our site, making a decision can be a little overwhelming. We understand, and we’re here to help.

Reminderband offers three main imprint styles for our products:

  • Debossed (indented)
  • Embossed (raised)
  • Printed (flat)

That means if you select a Classic or Contour band, which has a debossed imprint style, any text or artwork you select will be indented. If you like to live on the wild side you can add a color-fill to that imprint to give your wristband a glorious contrast so breathtaking, it’ll make people weep (ok, that may have been a slight exaggeration, but you get the idea).

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Debossed bands come with the most bang for your buck, but if it’s multicolor imprints you’re after, you might consider doing a printed wristband (or “silkscreen”, as the cool kids sometimes call it) which allows us to get razor-sharp detail in your design for a crisp effect that engraving can’t achieve.

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It really depends on your design, and what you plan on doing with your wristbands. We recommend testing all the options with our state-of-the-art builder and viewing this infographic to help you decide.

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Good luck designing your wristbands!

 

 

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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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If you’re not one of those avid superfans who spend every day looking at our website, you may not have noticed some of the changes it’s undergone in the past few months. At Reminderband, our IT geniuses work hard every day to improve our website and keep it as cutting-edge as possible. Today, we’d like to give you a super quick run-through on just how easy and fun it is to create something awesome.

So you’ve made it to Reminderband. Great! After you’re done basking in the glorious prospects of what your creativity could amount to, simply click on one of the band categories that catches your eye. Or, if you’re not sure yet, just click on “silicone wristbands” up at the top to view all of the band styles.

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Let’s say you’ve landed on the winning Classic wristband. Good choice! Select a format for the layout of your imprint and off we go.

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Now it’s off to the 3-step builder. In step one, you’ll enter your phrase. Don’t worry about color or artwork, that’ll come later. For now, flex those literary muscles and choose a phrase that best represents your idea.

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Don’t forget to choose a font option after entering a phrase. We’ve got loads of choices. When everything looks good, go ahead and click “Next Step” to get to the fun stuff.

In step two you’ll see four spots to upload artwork, which correspond to the left and right side of your front and/or back phrases. Go ahead and click on one to choose some artwork to go with your phrase. You can type anything you’d like in the search bar to pull up a myriad of results, or, you can upload your own fancy logo. From a business icon to a handwritten signature. Yes, we can.

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Once you’ve settled on that perfect design, it’s time to give it all some color! On to the next step.

Step three. Here’s where you’ll get to toy around with all our lovely band colors. You can also change the color of the imprint for that extra pop. Don’t forget to select your band size and type in a quantity. Unsure of what size to choose? Just click the question mark icon to bring up our sizing guide. We’ve got your back.

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Well, this wristband looks good to us! Whether you want just one or 10,000 of them, we can make it happen. Need more sizes and colors of the same phrase? Just click that “Add Another Item” button for as many new line items as you need. If you want to share your design with the world, we’ve even put a nifty “share to facebook” button there for you display what you’ve made.

After you’ve settled on your choices, just add it all to the cart and you’ll be well on your way to checking out and ordering that spiffy wristband you’ve always wanted. Looking good, Grandpa. Looking good.

 

Still have questions or need something even a little more custom? Give our experts a call or send us a message. We like to think that after being in business for over twelve years we’re pretty good at this. We’d love to talk to you, even if it is mostly to hear the sound of our own sultry voices.

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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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We love hearing about how your causes and how you use Reminderband wristbands. In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of the featured causes of the last month:

For Halloween, Reminderband featured a ghostly cause! Doylestown Cemetery in Doylestown, PA had a special Halloween night graveyard ghost tour! Proceeds from the Historic Doylestown Cemetery Walking Tours are used to clean and repair tombstones and memorial art in this 160+ years old Victorian cemetery that have been neglected, weather-worn, or damaged. Reminderband wristbands were given out at the Halloween ‘Ghostly Nights’ Tour as a spooky souvenir.

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Reminderband was excited to contribute to care packages for women in the Cache Valley, UT community diagnosed with breast cancer through the Logan Regional Hospital mammography department. Malouf organized the project and we were honored to be a part of this great project and wonderful cause. Included as part of the care packages were cancer bracelets.
Photo: Wow! Our mammography department received a donation of 100 comfort packages today that will go toward women in our community who are diagnosed with breast cancer! These packages include all sorts of soft, cozy items. A big thank you goes out to Malouf for their organization and donations along with other community organizations that donated to the packages including Aggie Ice Cream, Temptation Cupcake, The Spirit Sleeve, All About Socks Utah, Origami Owl Living Lockets, and Reminderband.
We also love Team Riley. 11-year-old Riley was diagnosed with stage 4 clinical group 4 alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma this summer. Friends, family, and strangers around the world are using his Facebook page to send messages of support. Many are also sporting #teamriley cancer bracelets. Drop a photo or encouraging message by his page for him and his family.

Remarkably Rare Designs was also featured this month on our Facebook page. After Emmery was diagnosed with Alagille Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects her liver, heart, kindeys and more, her parents began a line of apparel to help encourage those affected by rare disorders called Remarkably Rare. Instead of a traditional walk or rally, they had a virtual walk for the Alagille Alliance by selling Reminderband wristbands across the globe here and encouraging supporters to post photos on social media using the hashtags #algs #alagilleawareness #teamemmery #forabetterlife 

 

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

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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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What are cancer bracelets?

You have probably heard of awareness ribbons: symbols in different colors to raise awareness for the battle against certain diseases. For example, the pink ribbon represents the fight against breast cancer. Ribbons were tied on trees or pinned to lapels to bring attention to certain causes.

Nowadays, ribbons aren’t as common. Instead, wristbands, or cancer bracelets, can raise awareness and funds in the same way ribbons do, or just serve as a personal reminder — except they can be worn all the time, and by anyone, no pin necessary.

How are they used?

While all cancer bracelets spread awareness, they have a variety of uses and spread awareness in different ways. Cancer bracelets are worn by both women and men in the battle against cancer to show support for loved ones or as a personal reminder. Cancer bracelets are handed out at awareness events and hospitals and worn by families and survivors. Cancer awareness bracelets are also sold to raise funds for cancer research, pay for medical bills, or fundraise for a related cause.

For example, breast cancer bracelets are handed out at races, sold during October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, or worn by friends and family of a survivor to promote breast cancer awareness.

How can they be made?

With a wide variety of uses, cancer bracelets need to be customizable. Reminderband cancer wristband bracelets can be made with any color, name, message, logo, symbol or art to fit any wrist. There’s no minimum order on Reminderband cancer bracelets, so you can order as few as one or as many as one million bulk custom bracelets.

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