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Abri was just eight years old when she was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, on September 4, 2015. After a year of brutal treatment and limb salvage surgery, she is now six months in remission.

 

The folks behind supporting Abri, her Team Abri facebook page, and others affected by childhood cancer have designed their very own wristband to spread Abri’s message. This band shares the prayer that she prays every night:

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We love Abri’s message and we wish her and all others facing the devastation of childhood cancer the best of luck!

To learn more about Abri’s story and about others who are battling cancer, head over to their facebook page, here. If you have your own cancer support organization, page, or group, take a look at our resources for all the cancer types and wristbands to find the perfect bracelet or keychain for your cause.

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Until next time!

 

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In case you missed it, there have been some neat stories in the news lately about community, connection, and support.

After Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan was diagnosed with cancer, athletes and politicians alike are showing support for him with lime-green #HoganStrong cancer bracelets. Hogan was diagnosed last month with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and is currently pursuing treatment. If you want to join the likes of Adam Jones, Chris Christie, and others, you can buy one at hoganstrong.com — proceeds go towards cancer research. The rest of the story is in the Baltimore Sun.

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Robert Suhay just broke the world distance sailing record in his 14-foot sailboat — carrying with him all the while a memorial bracelet for teen Tyler Patnaude, who died in a car crash last year. Suhay says he felt Patnaude’s presence with him on the journey. His wife blogs about the experience here.

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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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About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes, making breast cancer one of the most common cancers in the United States. More than 200,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.

Breast cancer used to carry a stigma and was generally viewed as a very private disease. With the campaign to bring breast cancer into the open for increased awareness and to encourage women to get tested, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has taken off. Millions of people now participate in breast cancer awareness events worldwide.

Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG campaign brought about the widespread use of the rubber wristband as an awareness and fundraising tool for cancer victims and researchers. Today, the cancer wristband or “cancer bracelet” is used by educators, survivors, advocates, family members, researchers, and community organizers to indicate support, spread awareness, or raise funds. With the takeoff of breast cancer-related events, breast cancer awareness bracelets have also become a key part of the fight.

 

 

At Reminderband, we’ve added a selection of predesigned breast cancer awareness bracelets in the hopes that they inspire further creativity in your efforts to advocate, support, and inspire. View these breast cancer awareness bracelets and others or further customize and design your own at reminderband.com.

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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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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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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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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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Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG bands originally popularized the silicone wristband as a way to raise money for cancer. Although the popularity of the LIVESTRONG cancer bracelets have since faded, use of wristbands among sports teams and organizations have remained a great way to create awareness, build team unity, or remember personal messages.

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Here are some ways sports teams and clubs have used wristbands:

* Remember a fallen teammate

For examples of how teams used wristbands after tragedy to honor and memorialize fallen teammates, click here and here.

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* Show support for a cause or build awareness

A team unified not only in uniform but in awareness bracelets makes a bold statement and uses the notoriety that comes from sports for a great cause. For an example of how the Utah State University football team raised awareness for Hurricane Katrina victims, click here.

* Fundraise

Selling wristbands can be a great way to raise money for your team — to cover travel expenses, go towards equipment costs, or support a team member who can’t afford to play. Here is one example of how a sled hockey Paralympian used wristbands to fund training. Relay teams also used wristbands to raise money for an upcoming race.

* Personal reminder

Whether it’s a reminder of different plays, a personal reminder of family, goals, etc, or a subtle message of encouragement, a message at one’s wrist keeps focus on what’s important when playing the game.

* Build school or team spirit and unity

Wristbands are a great way for teams, schools, families, local residents, and fans to build solidarity and show support. Ohio Northern University used wristbands to intimidate the other team, motivate players and ultimately beat their opponent.

“The wristbands played a major role in our win,” said the head coach.

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* Support someone

If a teammate, fan, family member, coach, friend or school administrator is going through a challenge or difficult time, wristbands can be a great means of support and way to show love and appreciation, on the field or off.

For example, when an elementary school student was diagnosed with cancer, her soccer teammates began wearing “Strong as Steele” cancer bracelets on their ankles whenever they played. The wristbands were also distributed to the community.

* Tournaments and competitions

Wristbands can be a great way to commemorate competition or tournament participants, or demonstrate support for competing factions, teams or countries, even in competitions as big as the World Cup or the upcoming Olympics.

* Celebrate successes

Wristbands can be used to reward team players and supporters with a long-lasting, wearable reminder of their hard work.

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For more ideas of how to use wristbands in sports, check here. Or read the following recommendations from Reminderband wristband customers:

“This was my 2nd year ordering bracelets for my son’s college roller hockey team and I had put off ordering a little too long (the delivery date was for the middle of their national tournament). I spoke with one of your customer service reps who told me that he’d try to push my order to gain a day. I am pleased to say that my order came almost 2 weeks early! Thank you so much!!”

“I am a swimmer and I purchased Reminderband wristbands at a swim meet. I really like it. It’s PINK! It reminds me how much I love to swim.”

“What a fantastic tribute to a beautiful girl! The Norsettes Dance Team want to thank Reminderband for helping keep Sarah’s memory and love for dance alive!”

Amanda from Wabash, IN

“I recently purchased Reminderband wristbands for our Junior Hockey Team Vancouver Giants. I was pleasantly surprised with the ease of ordering and how fast I received shipment.The fans we sell these to at games LOVE them! I would highly recommend Reminderband wristbands to everyone and I will definitely be ordering more in the future. Great job! Thank you.”

John from Vancouver, BC
“I have purchased Reminderbands for two different events: a literacy Scrabble tournament and a girls’ youth basketball fundraiser. I am very pleased with both the quality and price point. They are an easy fundraiser item and I would definitely purchase and recommend to others.”

Jean Rice from Hampton, VA
“I had the best experience ordering with [Reminderband]. I needed these bands in a hurry for a ceremony with my son’s travel baseball team. I needed them also shipped to the hotel. They were perfect: the quality of the bands were great, the fact that they came in a rush and to the destination I needed them to be. I can’t say enough good things. I will use your company again and again. Thank you a million more times.”

Gloria from Brooklyn, NY
“I love that you can order individual bands at a reasonable price! I ordered for my daughter’s national volleyball team and they came out great! My son loves his, too! Quick turnaround and a prompt email when I needed to make a change to my order. Good communication. I’ll be back!”
Jeannnie from Highland Heights, OH
“We used Reminderbands for our softball playoffs, and I needed 100 more in a week. They were delivered on time, it was a pleasure ordering and I will recommend this company.”
Tara from Carlyle, SK
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