Funding Fashion ?
The bright yellow band on the wrist is a fashion statement the world over. It is called the Livestrong band . It was developed by the Lance Armstrong Foundation to support cancer patients.
Lance Armstrong is a retired American professional road racing cyclist who is most famous for recovering from testicular cancer and subsequently winning the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times-1999 to 2005! In 1996 he was diagnosed with cancer and had to undergo massive chemotherapy. One of his testicles was removed, but the cancer spread to his brain. With only a forty percent chance of survival, Armstrong fought on and finally became cancer free by February 1997.
His amazing recovery from cancer made him a worldwide celebrity and an inspiration for other people with cancer. During the summer of 2004, the Lance Armstrong Foundation (with initial funding from Nike), developed the Livestrong wristband. The LiveStrong band is part of the Wear Yellow Live Strong educational program, intended to support cancer victims and survivors and to raise awareness about cancer.
The band became an instant hit in the USA and by May of this year (2005) over 50 million Livestrong wristbands have been sold - and since each band symbolises a dollar donated to cancer research, its $ 50 million raised for cancer research by the LiveStrong Foundation in just a year. It is available now in all the major cities in India and has become something of fashion wear too over here.
Although fraudulent copies of these bands are available for a mere rupees ten or twenty, you should go in for the genuine ones which cost around rupees 65-70 so that while you sport the latest fashion you are also funding a cause.
Movies, Music and More
Go watch it! - The Longest Yard - starring Adam Sandler.
A great movie for football fans, but enjoyable for all . Paul Crewe is a football superstar who lands up in jail. He is then assigned the task of assembling a team of convicts, to square off in a big football game against the sadistic prison guards. With the help of fellow convict Caretaker, and an old legend named Nate Scarborough to coach, Crewe is ready for what promises to be a very interesting game.
Maroon 5 - These guys are going places.
Be cool - say no to plastic once and for all! Use ethnic, stylish jute and cotton bags to carry your stuff. Pass on the message.
News `N` Views
Youngsters in Ahmedabad and many places in Urban Gujarat are becoming prone to high BP . ….ways to relieve stress.
We have all learned to live with `voice mail` as a necessary part of modern life. But have you wondered, what if God decided to install voicemail?
Imagine praying and hearing this:
Hi! Thank you for calling GOD.
Please select one of the following options:
Press 1 for Requests
Press 2 for Thanksgiving
Press 3 for Complaints
Press 4 for All Other Inquiries.
Else wait for our Customer Support Executive.
What if God used the familiar excuse... `I`m sorry, all of our angels are
busy right now. However, your prayer is important to us and will be answered in the order it as received, so please stay on the line.`