Wearing the LiveSTRONG yellow wrist band?

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by Beastt, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. Darjevon

    Darjevon New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2005
    Messages:
    263
    Likes Received:
    0
    Definitely not. I am proud to be the 101st person to vote "if you gave it to me i wouldn't wear it" and at the same time proud to say I donated the cost of 5 wristbands to LAF - and proud not to be boasting my generosity with brightly-colored armbands. THATS WHAT I SAID. J :mad:
     


  2. Paul Mack

    Paul Mack New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2003
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    :) Hi All,
    I too wear the LiveSTRONG yellow wrist band along with my three cycling mates affectionately known as the 4 Spokesmen Team UK.
    We wear them ALL the time, in work, in the gym,at work and of course ON THE BIKE!!.
    Any form of recognition and support for such causes as the one Lance started has got to be good.
    Too much is concentrated on the "bad" things in life so its great to see people
    getting behind things can can make a difference to others not so fortunate.

    For all you cycling guys out there who fancy a small but excellent charity ride
    of 30 miles, then check out our website www.1bm.me.uk.
    (assuming you live in or around the UK)!!!

    Cheers
    Paul Mack
     
  3. lokstah

    lokstah New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    2,164
    Likes Received:
    0
    No room for Mr. Armstrong's band on my wrist. Occasionally sporting a nice "THINKBLUE IN 2008" band instead.
     
  4. kflory

    kflory New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2004
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have had mine long before they were popular. I wear mine for several reasons:

    1) I lost my Dad, my paternal Grandfather, and my maternal Grandmother, to cancer, and a dear friend to Lukemia.

    2) My Mom has cancer.

    3) The key reason I ride is to try to stay as healthy as I can and have fun doing it. Wearing the band reminds me of that fact everyday.

    4) Due to my family history, I have always assumed I would die from cancer, although I read Lance's books long after wearing the band, his story was so inspiring to me, that should I get cancer in the future, I know I don't have to, and won't surrender to it.

    I intend to be buried with it. (I even have spares).
     
  5. cuchullain

    cuchullain New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2005
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I guess some can always opt for the double-brested, Dior with wingtips as a show of their support to a cause. I have worn mine EVERYDAY day since I was able to hunt them down on line and order them. I've passed my original 20 out, and just ordered 20 more today. I don't wear it as a fshion statement. It is worn as: a show of care and concern for cancer Survivors; a show of support of the LAF and its cause; and as a show of support and respect to my fellow countryman and Tour OWNER.
     
  6. willtsmith

    willtsmith New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    The current one cuts off my circulation. I wore it for a while and it eventually BROKE.
     
  7. nasz

    nasz New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2005
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Got one, but since the majority of people I work with and know, know nothing about the charity or the band itself. They seem to think it's some sort of cheap bracelet thing.

    One chap in the office does have one, but the general consensus was that his boyfriend gave it to him.
     
  8. MountainPro

    MountainPro New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    3,071
    Likes Received:
    1
    i think this sums up the whole yellow bracelet wearing thing for the majority of the free thinking...

    long live the old republic.
     
  9. House

    House Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2004
    Messages:
    850
    Likes Received:
    0
    I got mine and one for my wife last May. My mom dies of cancer so things like this are important to me. I then bought them for my groomsmen at my wedding (they all ride) and a couple of days before the wedding the bridemaids wanted them, so i went and got more for them and both of our parents. We even did a pic of the wedding party wearing them and will be sending the pic with a donation. I don't care if they are fashionable or not, I know what it means to me and I know that many people understand. I can't tell you how many times people ask about it or merely give me a thumbs up. All I know is that $40m have been raised for cancer research. If one more person survives cancer then it was worth it to wear.
     
  10. oldnbusted

    oldnbusted New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've stopped wearing mine at the moment, every idiot in the street has about 50 different colours wrapped around their arm, and thats not why i wore one in the first place. When the fad dies out, i will start again.
     
  11. trunks_cscs

    trunks_cscs New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2004
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    As a type 1 diabetic and survivor of a car accident that left me without a left arm, I made the switch to cycling after the sport of drug-free bodybuilding became "no-so drug free". I'm now using the power developed through years of heavy strength training to try and make a name for myself in the sport of track cycling. I wear the liveSTRONG band to show my support for cancer survivors (of which my family has several) and for those who are redefining the word overcome!
     
  12. Carrie Marchak

    Carrie Marchak New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    I live in Austin, and of course, everyone has one, including myself. I bought my first one at the L.A. 6th win celebration parade - which was awesome. I lost it however (it was the adult size and I have small wrists), and bought my second one (kids size) at the Discovery Store at the mall. I still think it's cool, no plans to take it off, even when I'm out with my "posh" girlfriends. I won't wear any of the other support bracelets - not that trendy. Just a biker supportin' Lance and the rest of the cancer survivors. :)
     
  13. Catabolic Jones

    Catabolic Jones New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have nothing against it. I admire Lance and the way he uses his fame to positive effect. I support cancer research with donations, but I'm not one to wear my heart on my sleeve, as they say.
     
  14. rcvilla

    rcvilla New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes. I wear it all the time.
     
  15. Galibier

    Galibier New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2004
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, I've got one and I wear it 24 hours a day 7 days a week, no matter what I'm doing. Had it since July last year, thanks to a nice lady in Kansas who sent me it following a plea on the VeloNews TdF forum (you couldn't get 'em in Scotland at that time and I really wanted one)

    Funny thing is - when I'm at the gym, or out on my bike, and I'm feeling a bit knackered and thinking of chucking it in, the band is a wee reminder that I'm a hell of a lot luckier than a lot of people, people who would give anything to be able to cycle or run but can't 'cos they're too sick. Maybe that's pathetic, and maybe I should be able to get motivated without it, but it's the way it is.
     
  16. sgs4566

    sgs4566 New Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    :) The braclet represents the fight against cancer..what a fantastic idea to raise awarness and money for the cause. It reminds me everyday that life is incredibly short and should be lived to the fullest. I give Lance alot of credit for beating that disease..what an achievement!!
     
  17. BomoSammo

    BomoSammo New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2005
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have been a big LA fan from the late '90's but only ordered/started wearing the band since I was diagnosed with cancer late last year.
    It's still quite the thing amongst the kids to wear support bands in the UK but it just sticks in the craw a little when they've no idea what it stands for.
    Also my look of astonishment, followed by <expletive deleted> when they ask me if I got mine on E-Bay . . . has nobody under 20 heard of the LAF and their website before?
     
  18. LaticsForLife

    LaticsForLife New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Too may copycat bands that have made the original LAF less poignant.

    Most girls clothing stores in the UK sell 'fashion bands' - is that what they are? I thought they were to show support for a good cause - but when Premiership footballers jump on the badwagon it can have a negative effect.

    I still wear my LAF yellow one 24/7 along with a dark blue one supporting my financially unsound football club (that's soccer to any US readers, or proper football as we like to call it in Blighty!). BTW that is Oldham Athletic's Keep The Faith campaign.

    PS How can people sell Livestrong bands on Ebay in any colour other than yellow??? FAKE
     
  19. Guzzi Rider

    Guzzi Rider New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2004
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wear one I bought 20 of them and have been giving them out to frienda and family. My Dad died of Stomach cancer a couple years ago he got me into cycling and when he was really sick he told me all the make relatives on his side of the family except his brother and his father had died of cancer...
    I wear it for spport and am glad to inform people when they ask...
    Jeremy
     
  20. larryb

    larryb New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi BomoSammo,

    >I have been a big LA fan from the late '90's but only ordered/started wearing the band since I was diagnosed with cancer late last year.

    you may want to check out
    http://www.ridetolive.org/ccc.nsf/aboutus.htm

    it is an email group of bikers that have cancer related concerns. very pro LA.

    i hope that your cancer treatment is effective.

    cu,
    larryb
    oral cancer - 4 yrs ago. :D
     
Loading...
Loading...