I know awhile back I did a blog post showcasing a few of my favorite things (cue Sound of Music), but wanted to do a quick blog post shoutout to a company that already does good things on an everyday basis, but has stepped up in a tremendous way in support of those affected during last weeks Boston Marathon and the One Fund Boston foundation – BIC Bands.
BIC Bands offers non-slip headbands for those of us that are active (and also tend to get a little schweaty… and for those of us with crazy cray hair like myself). The company was founded as a fundraiser when the owner/founder/genius was part of Team in Training (another organization near and dear to my heart). We all know what a pain it is to have hair flopping to and fro when we’re trying to handle our business, and thus the non-slip headbands were born. They come in a bunch of different styles, colors and sizes and promise no headaches (can I get an amen?!). Each month a portion of their sales is dedicated to a different charity.
When the tragedy at the Boston Marathon occurred (and subsequent manhunt, shootout and lockdown), BIC Bands quickly stepped in and knew they could help. Medical costs are not cheap. Treatment is not cheap. Amputations are not cheap. Prostheses are far from cheap. Rehab is not cheap. The One Fund Boston was set up to help those directly affected by the bombings. As of when I refreshed the page, crowd-sourcing has generously and miraculously come up with $26,398,865 in donations for One Fund! Amazing, right?! And that number is growing every few seconds (literally, it kept changing when I was refreshing the page). Over $8.5 million from public donations and over $17.5 million from corporate donations. YOU GUYS ROCK!
In comes how you can help in a way that won’t break your bank, but will fill your heart with lots of warmth and good feelings. BIC Bands is offering a limited edition Boston Strong headband. Every single penny of the $12 band cost goes directly to One Fund Boston. Every cent.
And, if you spend $50 or more, you get free shipping! Not that I needed the extra incentive to buy the Boston Strong headband, but I have a runcation coming up in June with my roommate from freshman year of college, and we wanted to make this race special. It’s the 3rd attempt for both of us to try to get up to Seattle for the Rock n Roll Seattle 1/2. We’re determined… 3rd times a charm right?? And on top of that, we met and became roommates when we were babyfaced teenagers in 2003. This year is our 10 year friendiversary! I wanted to get us something special, and matching glitter headbands is the perfect idea! That’s 3 right there, so I might as well go for the free shipping option, right? 🙂
I can’t wait for my Boston Strong headband to get here and start wearing it out, showing my support and that we will never forget!
If you’ve been wondering how you can help, even if you’re nowhere near Boston, please consider purchasing these limited edition Boston Strong headbands. You get a little something for yourself, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to One Fund Boston. They have been such a great success, that they quickly sold 750 bands in about 24 hours and had to order more ribbon! As of this morning, BIC Bands have already sold 973 bands Boston Strong bands, which is equal to $11,676 which will directly benefit those affected on 4-15-2013. Again, you guys ROCK! That combined with the overwhelming success of the #BostonStrong<city> runs that happened a week after Boston, just goes to show what an amazing community the running family (and the rest of the world) is!
You can order the bands in three different sizes: small (19″ for children or small-headed adults), standard (20″), or large (21″). Show your support by clicking the link and pre-ordering your BIC Band. Show off the love, support, unity and perseverance that has been going on all around the world!