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tkd3g
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A web site that lists the "official" colors of the different cancers? Like pink for breast, dark blue for colorectal?

Thanks so much.

Barb

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spongebob
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Dark Blue? I still say our color should be white with a brown stripe down the middle... That is certainly more apropos than pink (although Maura tells me she looks better in pink than she does dark blue, so maybe it's all about coordinating accessories?)

I'm sticking with my white and brown - who's with me???

CAMaura
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So, yea, I'll come clean: just a girlie-girl......
Oh well.....also have a phone number:
1-800-348-4673 (Choose Hope, Inc.)
My list is slightly different from Angel's - odd, cuz it is from the same website....
Anyway....I have yet to see a blue bracelet on anyone; for that matter - nothing but Lance's yellow bracelets. My chemo nurse gave me a Lavender one with the color-list and info.

I say designing some cool Sterling and Amber bracelets sounds like a good plan....

tkd3g
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I wear a blue one right along side my yellow Lance bracelet. Got it off the Colon Cancer Alliance web site.

Not one person has asked me about it either. There are so many of these bracelets out there now. NIKE, ball players, fund raisers....

Barb

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spongebob
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You know, Barb -

I was reading somewhere recently that in the highschool and college culture, women who wear the blue wrist band are stating that they are members of the Cryps Street Gang. Maybe people are too afraid to ask you about it! Just watch out for anyone you may encounter who is wearing a red band... multiple myeloma notwithstanding, they may be a Blood and shoot you!

Actually I think I read that in Newsweek, so it's probably false anyway...

Cheers!

- Gamma Delta Iota

tkd3g
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yeah, Like I'm gonna pass as a Crypt!

Hey, man, watch out for that old lady with the Depends, she's a Crypt.

Don't think so, brother man.

Barb ( who thinks we should start our own gang )

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spongebob
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Your website is probably a special one just for Californians. You know they have to be different out there. I hear there's also a special one for (1) Texans (the reason there should be OBVIOUS) and (2) Australians (because they have like 7 words that mean peach and teal - none of which the rest of the English-speaking world can understand when they enunciate them).

- SB

PS - y'all KNOW I'm only kidding (maybe...)

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PhillieG
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definately white and brown!

angelcake
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Hi, I did a web search and found this out for you:

Pink Breast Cancer
Teal Ovarian Cancer

Clear Lung
Cancer
Purple Pancreatic Cancer
Orange Leukemia
Black Melanoma
Dark Blue Colon Cancer
Burgundy Multiple Myeloma
Grey Brain Cancer
Blue Prostate Cancer
Gold Childhood Cancers
Lavender General cancer Awareness
Lime Green Lymphoma
Peach Uterine Cancer
Kelly Green Kidney cancer
Yellow Sarcoma/Bone Cancer
Teal/White Cervical Cancer
Burgundy/Ivory Head and Neck Cancer

The website that I got it from was:

www.choosehope.com

Hope that thate helps.

Angel

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PhillieG
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http://www.yellow-wristbands.com/wristband/different-color-livestrong-bracelets.htm

Here you can make your own
-phil

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Hey guys,

Word on the street is that before you BUY a bracelet, thinking you are supporting a specific cause, check it out - there are many vendors just making a buck and not giving ANY to the cause! So typical.

I did some volunteer work for the Colon Cancer Alliance during the Sweet Sixteen college basketball tournament. Yep, it is dark blue and several coaches wore the bracelet during the game to honor Norm Stewart (former BB coach from Missouri - my alma mater)who was diagnosed with CC a few years back.

Sponger, you should have been on the committee choosing the bracelet colors! Ha! White with brown stripe (is that a racing stripe?) would be more appropriate, but the Colon Cancer Allience people felt they needed to be polically correct (sensitive).

The amber and silver bracelets sound great! I'd buy one of those.

Take care ya'll!

Kerry

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Hi Kerry,

That's just what i needed to hear. Hope to take this thing more seriously....making some designs....checking out stones and other materials. Just a daydream...but it could work into something/

Cheers,
Maura

How was Mexico??

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scouty
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Can someone remind this chemo brain what color amber is? I like the white with the brown stain idea the most but will do what the rest of my semi-colon buds do.

CAMaura
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Hi there, Lisa!
The cool thng about Amber, the stone, is that it runs from yellowish to through shades that are orangish in to burnt Sienna color - or dark rust. The stones are usually tumbled - not facetted - like, say a smokey topaz - another choice for the bracelets. I am thinking of stones which are in the brown tones - but with varitation. I think ithat it could be neat. I've seen women wearing the breast cancer bracelet - silver with a variety of pink beads (my description does not do it justice), but it is nice - more importantly, the women feel proud to display it. Long-winded explanantion of a color. I think of it as a rust-ish color. As for the stone....I'm going to google it...it is petrified "something". I've just been playing with the idea of something in addition to the rubber bracelets......I love art and design...so have been daydreaming about it.

Cheers, Maura

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kerry
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Hey Maura,

I have some amber jewelry and it has fossils in it. It does range in color from light yellow to dark orange, rust - but good amber has bits and pieces of fossil and other "old" stuff.

Mexico was great. Seven days was a bit too long. Believe it or not I got pretty tired of margaritas.......... I've recovered though. Thanks for asking.

Kerry

CAMaura
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Hi there, Kerry,

Do you remember how Amber is made? Isn't it a petrified material. I thought the fact that it is somewhat transparent is neat - and the color variation. There is also smokey topaz....but it could be really pricey. What do you think?
Hah...this discussion..started with a simple question from Barb....talk about word assocaition....

tkd3g
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Amber is kind of a burnt yellow orange. I think it has a lot of variations.

I like the idea of white with a brown drip. that is totally disgusting. Can't we stick with the blue?

Barb

CAMaura
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I think the blue is fine.....I'm thinking the new colors s is Sponger - stirring the brown line stuff......
but maybe I'm wrong......maybe in his spare,spare time, he want s to manufacture the white and brown ones.....
and then pose for a picture with them all over himself!

Okay - gettin weird.....time to go

tkd3g
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thanks for the laugh. it is getting a bit "off color" ha ha.

I love the idea of nice bracelets. I'd buy one. I tried my hand at making one with blue and clear crystals. Looks ok, but not enough that I'm in love with it.

Barb

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spongebob
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And who would you suggest TAKE that picture?

tkd3g
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You know...I love you, Sponge....but...I've got too many picture swirling around in my head and I'm starting to get really anxious about it.

But, even though it would probably do me more harm than good, I would step in and take the picture of you...if you really needed it done. :)

CAMaura
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I'll take one too, Sponge-Boy; but we may need to coordinate your accessories....and deal with California photo traditions.... you know.....wind machines, backdrops....and very different posing.....
Aspaysia's Blog-site needs another contest to begin!!

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spongebob
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"California photo traditions"? I won't EVEN ask what you mean by "very different posing"!!

CAMaura
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Maybe it is better not to.......
That's what happens when you call us Californians "different"...we raise the bar, just for the heck of it!
Cheers......

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markatger
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LOL..funny posts

I was a little suprised to find that our ribbon color though is actually BROWN!! You know the little ribbons people pin on their shirts like a broche. I came across a site that was selling them and our ribbon decals were BROWN!

I think that is a little rude...lol

-Maria

tkd3g
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Brown is actually the old color. Obviously, that site isn't very cool and up to date, like we are. hehe.

Dark Blue is now the new color. Officially!! Not quite the same picture in the mind now. Brown, who the heck thought of that?

Barb

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markatger
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Ah dark blue is much better...lol

Brown was just bad!

Maria

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2bhealed
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I think brown is totally appropriate for semi-colons. I think we should be Proud of our Poop! Of course on any given day mine is either orangy or blue depending on the previous meal of carrot juice or blueberry smoothie. So dark blue is ok. But I think for the general cc population Brown wins hands down. Amber is a nice variation. Especially since brown isn't a pretty color.

If it's brown flush it down.

peace, emily who wears three yellows--one for each year of survival. Need another one coming up on FOUR years in August!

WOOHOO!!

ps I saw a tie-dye one the other day. maybe it was a rainbow. I dunno.

CAMaura
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Hey Emily,

Finally have a connection for the blue color: blueberries - and how good they are for us!!!! Leave it to you to mention the nutritional side...LOVE IT

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