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Relay for Life

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710 users have voted, including you.
Wristband number: 
95 177
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Tonight, I participated in Relay for Life at Virginia Tech. My friend Ashley works with CABS, and she gave me a bracelet. She told me that I was actively caring for others by participating in the world's largest college relay for life.
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Thanks For Caring!

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735 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
78 959
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Had lunch with a homeless person on Mass. St.

Employees Who Care

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678 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
78 188
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I was looking for an employee to do more than just be at work because they have to be there. I wanted to see an employee go out of their way to be kind or helpful. I found just such a person at Dillard’s in Topeka. I was looking for clothes to update my business attire. I have gained a bit of weight over the winter and was not happy with anything that I tried on. I came out of the dressing room with an armload of stuff to put on the return rack and was feeling pretty down on myself. I must have looked as frustrated as I felt because a sales person noticed and said that she noticed the type of clothes that I was picking out (I was shopping in a tee and jeans) and that she knows an outfit that would be perfect for me. She did, and it was. She spent the next 40 minutes helping me pick out the most perfect clothes (and shoes), even bringing suggestions to me in the dressing room. I told her that I hated taking up all of her time and she said that “right here and now, you are most important.” She also said that she was having fun! (BTW, they do not get commission) I didn’t have my bracelet on me, or even think about it frankly. However, I had asked for her name because I wanted to email management when I got home, to tell them what a great job she did with my fragile ego. When I got home I saw my bracelet and I also wrote a note to her and sent it to the store. I have not heard anything back yet, but I have faith that such an empathetic person will no doubt pay it forward.

Fighting obesity in Indigenous communities

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733 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
78 140
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For my targeted behavior I chose to select an individual who was engaging in exercise and who did not fit the stereotypical fitness nut. I wanted to target someone who was at the beginning of a lifestyle transformation. I chose a guy who was a little heavier than most but I noticed he was always asking around the gym for lifting advice and nutritional information. I could tell he was in the process of making a change. He was a potential prospect but I did not rush in to give away my wristband and tell him about the movement, instead I waited to see if he would continue this transformation. I don't know if it's allowed but I helped him here and there with positive remarks and just being friendly and helpful whenever he would come to the gym. I did not want him to come in and be intimidated by the regulars which I have seen happen. These small conversations and tips must have worked because over the past few months I have really noticed a difference in not only his appearance but in the way he acts. He seems much more confident and jokes around in between workouts but always working hard and that's why I chose him to give my wristband # 78140 to. I was in the same boat as him when I was over-weight but instead I did not have a lot of support while making my lifestyle change. I am glad I was able to partake in this activity, it really does make a difference and hopefully he will pass on the wristband to continue the movement.
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"you are always caring for people"

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1230 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
88 016
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AJ called me and said, "Esseiny, I need to see you, I have something for you." I asked, "what is it?" He said, "just come meet me at the Student Union and I will give it to you." I walked over to the Student Union second floor where AJ greeted me and placed the wristband on my wrist I asked, "what is this for?" He responded, "you are always caring for people, so I want to give you this wristband and when you see someone caring for people you pass it on to them." I asked him, "what did I do to deserve this?" AJ told me, "you care for people through Project REV (Resources for Ending Violence) where you help students who have been through Stalking, Dating and Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Rape, you also care for people through G-Force where you help students apply for College, Scholarships, and Financial Aid." I smiled and said, "Thank you very much!" Then AJ told me to get on the website on the wristband to share my story.

It begins here

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898 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
106 696
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I have received this wristband at a Leadership conference at Virginia Military Institute as part of a presentation by Dr. Geller of Virginia Tech. One of the best presentations of the whole conference! I can't wait until I get to pass this bracelet on to someone else.

New Wristband Begins It's Journey!

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698 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
106 229
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I received my wristband from Dr. Geller yesterday at the Safety Summit hosted by Pfizer in Sanford, NC. AC4P is a great movement!

Homeless Shelter Volunteer

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1187 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
77 880
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This band was given to the gentleman who has volunteered over 8 years at the homeless shelter. He described to me how he's seen people's lives change for the better and he keeps coming back to help others. I only volunteered at the shelter for a few hours, so talking to somebody who's donated years of his life to help serve others was very inspiring and heart warming. His selflessness made me step back and rethink how I can be utilize my time, energy, and skills to better the lives of others in my community.
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Coffee to Conversation

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1023 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
77 894
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My roommate Roy is such a positive and caring guy. Today he called me asking if I wanted any coffee from the local coffee shop. Normally I say no thank you, but this time, for whatever reason, I took him up on the offer. He recommended the favorite drink of choice, paid for it, and brought it home for me. We ended up talking about Actively Caring for hours and he even volunteered his time and technology expertise to the cause. If he didn't call me and bring coffee home, maybe we would have never had such an insightful and interesting conversation? What seems to be a small act of kindness opened the door to a much larger day of good conversation and connections. Thank you Roy, you're such a great guy and I'm lucky to have you as a roommate. Go Hokies :-)
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Time to change the world

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361 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
99 542
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Last month I went dinner with a friend and saw the bracelet on him. I asked what it was about and when he explained me the concept, I just felt in love with it. The day after I ordered on the web site 30 bracelets that I just received tonight. So here we go with the first one that I will proudly wear by tomorrow. I wish I will be able to give it to someone really soon.

COWORKER HELPING COWORKER

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926 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
98 165
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ONE COWORKER WAS HELPFUL TO ANOTHER IN A TIME OF NEED.

COWORKER HELPING COWORKER

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917 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
98 170
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ONE COWORKER WAS HELPFUL TO ANOTHER IN A TIME OF NEED.

COWORKER HELPING COWORKER

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1082 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
98 169
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ONE COWORKER WAS HELPFUL TO ANOTHER IN A TIME OF NEED.

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