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We’re well into October, and if you haven’t seen our social media lately, we’ve been all about showing off our stunning custom silicone bracelets, keychains, and awareness ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

5We’ve been impressed by the creative designs many of our customers have submitted to spread the word about breast cancer awareness, treatments, causes, or a show of support. We’ve also received several emails from our fans telling us about how they’ve used the wristbands to raise money for fundraisers, or just to cheer up a person who really needed it.

We want to make it easier than ever for folks to tell their story or promote a great cause using wristbands with a message. Through the end of October, we’re offering 15% off* any of our products at Reminderband. Just use this code before 10/31/17:  B1CA7M15%Off!-.png

Share your design with a friend and get people talking; it’s a great way to raise money for a cause, and get widespread awareness with an eye-catching design and striking colors. Whether you’re designing a custom wristband for breast cancer, a school fundraiser, or just about anything, you can still take advantage of a great deal! Need yours fast? Ask about our 24-hour wristband delivery option.

 

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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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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re offering a free pink ribbon pendant or pink ribbon keychain to those who have battled breast cancer.

Use the promo code HOPE10 at checkout. (Please note that this offer does not include shipping or extras such as color-fill.) Limit one pendant or keychain per customer.unnamed-22unnamed-4

Our silicone ribbon pendants and keychains are 2.75″ and 2″ tall, respectively. They can be customized with text, artwork, or logos, or left plain. We’re excited to offer this promotion and to release this new product!

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S., and pink, the official color of the breast cancer ribbon, is everywhere. Whether you’re putting on an event, memorializing a friend or loved one, or just want to wear a reminder, breast cancer wristbands or custom breast cancer bracelets are a great way to show support for those in the battle against breast cancer.

Pink is the generally recognized color of breast cancer awareness, and while the official ribbon color is a soft, mid-tone pink, breast cancer awareness bracelets can utilize many shades of pink to evoke Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At Reminderband, you can custom-design individual bands for personal reminders or order en masse for larger events. Here are some examples of breast cancer awareness wristbands:

Other examples might include names of lost loved ones or slogans such as “For the Cure.” The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.has ideas and recommendations for fundraising. However you choose to mark this month, our thoughts and prayers are with those who have suffered from this disease.

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Staff and students from Port Charlotte High School have united to form a sort of human cocoon around Stefanie Flowers, an English teacher.The teacher found out she has advanced breast cancer in April. The bubbly petite woman was not shocked about the diagnosis — she dreamed she had the disease on March 17.

Dreams and premonitions aside, Flowers, 46, never imagined she would be facing such a medical monster.

“It’s a very surreal experience,” she said.

For the past month, Flowers has been struggling to face the harsh reality of having cancer.

She endures a schedule of nauseating chemotherapy sessions and bouts of fatigue and pain in her bones. She said it has been depressing watching her once abundant hair shed off her head and down the shower drain. She limited her hair loss by snipping off her nearly foot-long braid and donating it to Locks of Love. The organization provides hair for children with long-term medical hair loss.

What rattles the feisty, good-natured teacher most is her young children’s fear. Her daughters, 4 and 11, are very frightened about Flowers’ health.

Still, a sense of optimism helps keep Flowers going.

“I feel certain that I am going to get better,” she said. “I don’t have any options — I have children.”

Flowers biggest source of strength lies within her family, PCHS staff and her students.

Since Flowers announced her condition at school, help and support have been flooding in. Teachers offered to make dinners for Flowers and her family and staff have pooled their resources to compensate for lost wages.

As a show of love and solidarity from her students and staff, graduating seniors, colleagues and administrative staff wore pink rubber bracelets symbolizing the fight against breast cancer on their wrists at the graduation ceremony Wednesday evening.

Principal Steve Dionisio told the packed Lee County Civic Arena about the school’s support for Flowers and her fight.

“There’s definitely something to being a Pirate,” Flowers said. “I am so uplifted by the support.”

The school’s mascot is the Pirates.

Flowers has used her condition to inspire her students to not give up. During the last month of school, she joked with her students that if she could come to class with cancer they could do their work.

“She’s stronger than a lot of people I see,” said graduate Fitz Knights. “A lot of people would call it quits.”

Fellow classmate and recent graduate Valdeah Vincent agreed.

“You got to keep pushing it,” he said. “That’s my teacher.”

But some of Flowers’ greatest support in school comes from recent graduate Travis Ehrnsberger. The 18-year-old knows all too well what it’s like to have cancer. Diagnosed with malignant tumors in his chest and stomach cavity, Ehrnsberger faced months of aggressive chemotherapy last year.

Though he is not yet in remission, he is doing well and ready to go on to the next leg of his life, which includes heading to Hillsborough Community College. He raises his shirt and points to a raised scar that looks like a long T on his chest. The surgery mark reminds him of the battle he still faces. Ehrnsberger is expecting more surgery in his back in the future.

In the meantime, the soft-spoken young man is lending his support to his beloved teacher. During a recent conversation between the two, Ehrnsberger told Flowers she will be fine. After a half-hour of chatting and laughing, Flowers, sporting a sky blue bandana on her hairless head, seemed more relaxed.

“It just feels comical that I am going through this,” she said with a nervous chuckle.

Jim Buley, a colleague in the English department, has been another rock for Flowers. Buley’s wife went through breast cancer too. Not only does he understand Flowers, but he can empathize with her husband’s fears.

Buley gets choked up when he thinks about his friend and colleague dealing with cancer.

“This really hurts me a lot,” he said in a gentle voice.

But the camaraderie and concern he has witnessed inside the school have touched Buley.

“It amazes me how good people can be,” he said.

 

 

Hats off to Major League Baseball for its Mother’s Day Pink Bat promotion to raise awareness of breast cancer.

There was a time, not so long ago, when you might not have associated macho professional athletes with social awareness. Those days obviously are gone.

The Louisville Slugger factory turned out 400 pink bats for 50 players who agreed to participate in the weeklong campaign that culminated Sunday.

On the Reds those players included Jason LaRue, Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey Jr. LaRue used one of his on a fifth inning home run against the Phillies Sunday. That bat was a gift to his mother, Melanie. The others from around the league will be auctioned off at the end of the week to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

The campaign encourages women to get regular examinations and stresses that early detection is a key to surviving the disease. Breast cancer, while primarily afflicting women, is not just a “women’s” disease. Breast cancer is an issue that touches everyone who knows someone who has been diagnosed. Frank discussion and broad knowledge of the disease and how to deal with it is the best way to increase the survival rate.

In addition to the bats, players and other on-field personnel are wearing pink breast cancer bracelet wristbands, and pink home plates and scorecards are being used around the league. All of those items will go into the fundraising auctions.

Major league bats are custom made for each player and Louisville Slugger was taking orders for the pink sticks through last Friday. For those players who didn’t order one, try bidding on one used by a teammate who did. It won’t hurt to take a few extra swings in this worthwhile campaign.

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