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#1 zippy

 
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Posted 05 November 2005 - 02:30 AM

I just got my green silicon bracelets from the university of maryland, these honestly look cheaper than ones I've seen at the dollar stoor, and the imprinting is even much more difficult to see. I'm not even sure I want to wear this. I've heard the university of chicago has them based on posts, but I have not been able to locate them. I like the angelic groove bracelets, am I correct that a total of 30% goes to celiac programs?? :huh:
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Posted 05 November 2005 - 08:54 AM

I was disappointed too. I bought the adult size, and they are huge!! Or maybe I have tiny wrists, but OMG, they went up to my elbow - not my wrist. Also, National wildlife federation's bracelets are green (as well as a wilderness program, forget which one) - couldn't they have picked a more unique color? I haven't seen teal or baby blue anywhere.....or even blue for that matter. Or orange. Or dark purple. Come on, folks that designed these, a little creativity goes a long way.
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Posted 07 November 2005 - 12:05 PM

I went ahead and ordered the angelic grooves bracelet, engraved with celiac, you can order based on your wrist size, and a good portion goes to celiac groups. :D
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Posted 07 November 2005 - 12:41 PM

that stinks...good to know before i ordered them though! maybe celiac needs the green ribbon idea...i wonder if green is already taken ? ooo, teal...that would be pretty :)

bluelotus--sounds like you need to turn that bracelet into an arm band ! or a choker perhaps ? :)
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Posted 07 November 2005 - 03:03 PM

I bought ten of them, and I really like them. The adult size is a bit big, but it doesn't reach my elbow. Every Color has 4-5 things it represents now, green is also biodiesel and leukemia.
I gave some to the students that work for me and one of them found out a friend of his has celiac, because he was wearing the bracelet. Mine hasn't left my wrist since I got it.
I don't really like jewelry so those other ones I would never wear.
They're very pretty, but sooo not me.
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Posted 07 November 2005 - 03:12 PM

Also:
Light Blue : Prostate cancer
Blue : Drunk Driving
Dark Blue: Child Abuse, Colon Cancer
Green: Health, Ecology, Leukemia, Organ Donor, Celiac, BioDeisel
Pink: Breast Cancer, Birth Parents
REd: AIDS, Blood Donor, DUI awareness, substance abuse
Yellow: Come Home ( troops), General Cancer
Orange: Hunger, Lupus, Racial Tolerance
White: right to LIfe, Free Speech, Alzheimers
Black: Mourning, Melanoma
grey: Diabetes
Gold: childhood cancer
Purple: sexual/domestic violence, childhood cancer

In case anyone was wondering. They've gotten so popular you can have them made for your soccer team, so the colors have lost thier power, its the wearing and explaining why that makes the difference.
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Posted 07 November 2005 - 03:18 PM

Yeah, I got a green one a couple of weeks back because I was at SF's DeYoung Museum on opening day and they gave them away for that event - bright green.

I think it's neat but they are everywhere, the color isn't much to do with it anymore. I haven't gotten an Angelic Groove bracelet but I did get the keyring and it's beautiful.

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 04:40 PM

Also:
Light Blue : Prostate cancer
Blue : Drunk Driving
Dark Blue: Child Abuse, Colon Cancer
Green: Health, Ecology, Leukemia, Organ Donor, Celiac, BioDeisel
Pink: Breast Cancer, Birth Parents
REd: AIDS, Blood Donor, DUI awareness, substance abuse
Yellow: Come Home ( troops), General Cancer
Orange: Hunger, Lupus, Racial Tolerance
White: right to LIfe, Free Speech, Alzheimers
Black: Mourning, Melanoma
grey: Diabetes
Gold: childhood cancer
Purple: sexual/domestic violence, childhood cancer

In case anyone was wondering. They've gotten so popular you can have them made for your soccer team, so the colors have lost thier power, its the wearing and explaining why that makes the difference.
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Light purple is diabetes, I think. Or maybe that was March of Dimes...not sure

But no teal on your list! :rolleyes:

My gripe about green was that everyone I know has green bracelets b/c they are all "Greenies", so I never get asked about mine since it blends in. Kind of defeats the purpose (other than some money going to research).
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Posted 07 November 2005 - 05:21 PM

I agree it has gotten overkill with the bracelets, I was just very disappointed in the quality of the univ. of maryland ones. Anyway, maybe my angelic grooves one will attract more attention to the cause anyway. A friend of mine has a similar pink beaded one for breast cancer and it definitely got my attention and it had a very touching story behind it. She found it on the ground at the breast cancer walk she participated in and was very upset that someone had lost it, tried to find an owner, but there were thousands of people there and it was the last day, many people had already left, so she decided to wear it in honor of the person who lost it and pray for the person it was worn in support of.
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