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Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:59 am

Since last year, rubber bracelets have become a new fashion. It came first with the Yellow Livestrong bracelets and the black&white ones against racism.
Since many types have been done.
Yesterday there was some promotion for Thailand in a restaurant and to my surprise there was a Thai Airways bracelet.
I have been a fan of those bracelets ever since they came out, and I wanted to see what my fellow a.netters thought about them.

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I still wear this bracelet from the world cup for the Argentina squad
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:04 am

Yes, I wear the green NSPCC bracelet, but I'm not allowed to wear it for work as we are banned from wearing them.
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:06 am

Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 1):
we are banned from wearing them.

How come?
No, i don't wear any of these bracelets, the only thing on my wrists is my watch.

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:09 am

Quoting TheSorcerer (Reply 2):
Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 1):
we are banned from wearing them.

How come?

Some Airtours resorts have banned reps from wearing them as some people wear one's that aren't supporting a charity, so we were told not to wear them. Some resorts are allowed to wear them though.
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:10 am

I have 2 of those bracelets. A pink one for Breast cancer research and a yellow and blue one for Marie Curie. Don't generally wear them anymore but they are visible in my room.

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:15 am

No, can't stand them.
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:17 am

I have about 4. A "Make Poverty History" one, a "beat bullying" one, a "cancer research" one and a "stamp out racism" one (which is actually two bands intertwined to show equality between black and white)

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:28 am

What is the purpose of wearing a rubber band?

I've seen some people wearing the Wide World of John Deere (WWJD) thingies, but they're usually made of cloth.

They remind me of these...



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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:33 am

I wonder if there's a rubber bracelet that says, "Stamp Out Rubber Bracelets!"

 silly 

Anyway, they're okay with me, although I don't wear them.  Smile
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:38 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 7):
What is the purpose of wearing a rubber band?

They're "trendy." Just like those friendship bracelets a few years ago.
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:49 am

Order me a few. They appear to be able to work double-duty.  mischievous 
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:53 am

I wear it from time to time. And that is a Yellow Livestrong bracelet.
 
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:02 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 10):
They're "trendy." Just like those friendship bracelets a few years ago.

For many people, perhaps a majority, they are just a trend.

When I first started wearing one, Livestrong, everyone told me I'll be taking it off in a few months just like they did because it was simple that, a trend.

Little did I know that in the next months, I'd be getting a new one, a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia "Hope" bracelet. This one was in support and my little brother who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at the age of 9. Everyone in the family wore one, as well as his friends. Yes, they sold for $1, but many people we know paid upwards of $100 just for one to support the cause.

For the proceeding 16 months we all wore them and my brother wore his, too, through all the radiation, chemo, hospital visits, MRIs, etc etc etc. He passed away on April 11 of this year, wearing his, surrounded by his family wearing ours.

To this day I still wear my two bracelets. I have gone through a few of each over the years as they just eventually give out and snap. One day the Livestrong one will come off, but my "Hope" bracelet will stay on me forever because my brother will have his on forever more.

Excuse me for the novel, just giving my perspective on these bracelets.

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:25 am

Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 1):
Yes, I wear the green NSPCC bracelet

Snap... I always wear mine, luckily i can wear it at work as well...
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:39 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 10):
They appear to be able to work double-duty.

They are a little too snug, well for me anyway  mischievous 
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:41 am

Here is a complete list of their meanings !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wristband
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:45 am

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 14):
They are a little too snug

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:24 am

No I do not wear them. I'll keep my opinion to myself about them.

Adam Carolla was talking about them on his radio show a few weeks ago and said they are starting to show up in porn movies. I'll leave it to your imagination what the brown bracelet is for.  

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:18 am

I wear an olive colored USO/ Support Our Troops one that I have been wearing for quite some time now and have no plans to take off. Generally I'm pretty out on the wristbands since it seems that every piddly thing in the world has a wristband these days.. but I think there are one or two causes worth getting behind.
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:23 am

Nope - When they started it was fine, a decent cause etc... then every cause had a bracelet, and a number of shops started selling ones matching the popular causes but without any proceeds going to them - at this point it was evident that they were becoming a fashion accessory rather than a statement!
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:09 am

I wear a Live Strong yellow bracelet and I wear a Speak Loud bracelet refuring to my Christian faith. Letting my actions be louder then words (it is orange).
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:38 am

I wear the livestrong bracelet to support cancer research, and an eventual cure someday I hope.

If I could get a breast cancer one, I would, to wear in memory of my mother.
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:46 am

I wear a black Batman one I got at SixFlags. Its just the child in me  Smile

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:57 am

Did you know you can make one of those bracelets using C-4?

I wonder if Homeland Security knows this. For that matter, I wonder if CNN and MSNBC know this.

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:10 am

I would like to wear the livestrong one, but how do you know if it is real? There are so many fake ones.
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:16 am

No. Never will. What stupid fashion may bring, I'm not gonna be a part of it.
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:19 am

I always wear my yellow Livestrong one. I wore a pair of inter-wined blue/white bracelets from Nike supporting Italia in the World Cup.
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:36 am

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 21):
I wear the livestrong bracelet to support cancer research, and an eventual cure someday I hope.

If I could get a breast cancer one, I would, to wear in memory of my mother.

S12PPL, I have great sympathy for you and your mother (and family); I lost my mother to a heart attack. I have also lost friends to breast cancer and other such afflictions.

I just think a cheesy rubber bracelet is...ugggh...really horrible. It has become a fashion statement for those who have no idea what it means. Can't we just find a way to promote research and donation without the need to make it "cool?"

Best,

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:31 am

I have two, a yellow one (supporting a local cancer fund), and a white-and-blue Argentina one (you know, the World Cup...). However, I don't wear them frequently.
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:38 am

I wear a blue US Airways that I got from their company store. A portion of the sales profit went to a charity, I can't remember which one.
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:19 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 10):
Order me a few. They appear to be able to work double-duty.

After the pic of you and your cat, i think they may be a bit big  Wink

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 14):
They are a little too snug, well for me anyway

LOL

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 15):
Flirt!

Tease  Wink
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:29 pm

Quoting Captaink (Reply 24):
I would like to wear the livestrong one, but how do you know if it is real? There are so many fake ones.

Get them here.

Even though you can only buy them in 10 packs, consider it a $10 donation to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and that way you have some backups in case they break, and they can also be given to friends/family. Its what I did, and they also give you some postcards.

I have the yellow Livestrong one, a burnt orange Go Horns (University of Texas) one, and an aqua Royal Resorts (Cancun) Hurricane Wilma Employee Relief Fund one as well. I wear all three of them.

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:32 pm

Quoting Jpax (Reply 12):

CHOP's good people. My condolences for your loss.

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 19):
Nope - When they started it was fine, a decent cause etc... then every cause had a bracelet, and a number of shops started selling ones matching the popular causes but without any proceeds going to them - at this point it was evident that they were becoming a fashion accessory rather than a statement!

 checkmark  Yup, same here. The only ones I wear anymore are my orange and black Philadelphia Flyers ones--but *only* during the season! Lol.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 23):
Did you know you can make one of those bracelets using C-4?

I wonder if Homeland Security knows this. For that matter, I wonder if CNN and MSNBC know this.

 rotfl  Please, no one tell them! You think the hold up because of liquids was bad? Imagine how interminable it'd be as people try to rip those things off their wrists (or elsewhere, judging by some *other* posts here...)!  Yeah sure

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 31):
Even though you can only buy them in 10 packs, consider it a $10 donation to the Lance Armstrong Foundation

Okay, legitimate question here--if you buy them directly from the Foundation, since it's a charity donation, can you list it as such on your taxes?


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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:38 pm

Quoting Airwave (Reply 32):
Okay, legitimate question here--if you buy them directly from the Foundation, since it's a charity donation, can you list it as such on your taxes?

Asking the wrong person, considering I don't pay my family's taxes, but after a little digging around on the LAF Store's website, I found this:

The Lance Armstrong Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is a public charity. Donations made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation are tax deductible, however the amount paid for merchandise is generally not tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor for more information.

link

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:02 pm

I have a blue Pilots for Kids organization band, a Livestrong band, and a swirled yellow and blue band that says "M Go Blue for Mott" on it, a campaign to raise money for a new children's hospital at the University of Michigan. I don't regularly wear any of them.

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:47 pm

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 33):

Ah, brilliant, thanks. I wasn't asking you specifically, just quoting you--sorry if it seemed otherwise. Thanks for digging around, though.  bigthumbsup 


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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:54 pm

Quoting Airwave (Reply 35):
Ah, brilliant, thanks. I wasn't asking you specifically, just quoting you--sorry if it seemed otherwise. Thanks for digging around, though.

Not a problem, sir, and no, I didn't take it as such. I meant to put a winking face in after that, but I forgot once I realized I could probably get the info for you.

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:57 pm

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 30):
After the pic of you and your cat

Where? Where? Where? Did I miss something??????
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:36 pm

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 37):
Where? Where? Where?

It wasn't me.  Wink
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:44 pm

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 37):
Where? Where? Where? Did I miss something??????

 rotfl  no  Wink

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 38):
It wasn't me.  

yea, it was IAH777  Wink
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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:45 pm

I wear 1, Olive drab with 'Support Our Soldiers/Soutenons Nos Soldats' on it.
The money from the sale of these and 'support our troops' car magnets go to support family services for deployed troops.

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:49 pm

Last year I bought one of those white ones: "..... Against Poverty", I think. It smells a bit peculiar  expressionless 

  

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:59 pm

As someone has already said there are just too many of them. Or rather there are just too many of them to really earn any individual charity any real money, if you feel the need to show your support for a particular religion, race or charity then they are ideal, like a lot of things though their original purpose (earning Livestrong, which I think was the org which came up with them, popularity and increasing its finances) has long been lost.

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:30 am

Quoting Monorail (Reply 29):
I can't remember which one.

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:40 am

I'm a big fan!

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RE: Do You Wear Rubber Bracelets?

Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:11 am

No.

I have 5 family members that are cancer survivors.
They don't wear them either.

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