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By Michelle
November 12, 2004 - 6:52 PM

Hello World!

I've spent this week trying to track down wristbands for my son.

See, Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong started a campaign to raise money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation to help people with cancer by promoting these little yellow wristbands. The bands, which sell for $1 with all proceeds going to charity, say "Live Strong" on them. They've been so successful that 1) Nike has sold out of them and 2) lots of other organizations have followed suit and created similar rubbery wristbands for charity with slogans. And 3) apparently these are all the rage in elementary schools these days.

Now, as peer pressure goes, inexpensive wristbands that raise money for charity are a pretty good fad. When I was my son's age, everyone had to have Levi's jeans, and I like this trend much better. But it's so big that actually finding wristbands has been quite a challenge. By the time I was informed that my son absolutely had to have one, the yellow bands were impossible to find anywhere but eBay (and it is against my religion to pay $10 to someone for something that's supposed to be sold for charity).

My son announced that he would settle for a different color wristband, since (and he made sure to explain this) even the boys at school are willing to be seen in the pink ones, which say "Live Long" and raise money for breast cancer research. These were actually available locally in a girls' clothing store before they sold out of them, so I happily got him a pink band. A day later the store called to tell me they'd gotten in blue bracelets to raise money for autism research (these say "Enable Expand Express Embrace Engage"), so we got one of those, too.

The only drawback is that, since the wristbands were at the girls' clothing store, my son insisted that I needed to pretend I was shopping for myself there. As if I could fit into a girls' size ten!

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