Awareness Items

FOD Bracelets

The FOD Family Support Group is undertaking an AWARENESS CAMPAIGN for our Disorders, as well as for Expanded Newborn Screening. Our disorders, and several others (30+), can be screened for by using tandem mass spectrometry on a blood spot filtered paper (ie., Newborn screen card). Our Group supports families across the world living with these rare metabolic disorders. We KNOW that Early Diagnosis and Treatment can SAVE LIVES!

We have had a HUGE response to our Bracelets! Our bracelets ~ the Youth size (7.0", also fits a small framed adult) is tiedyed blue and yellow ~ and the Adult bracelets (8.0") are the half and half blue and yellow.

FOD Youth Awareness Bracelet FOD Adult Awareness Bracelet
Youth Bracelet Adult Bracelet

The Story behind our Group 'Colors'

Some may wonder why royal blue and yellow were chosen as the FOD Group ‘colors.’ The power and meaning of these colors represent many facets of my life experiences before and after our lives were changed forever with the sudden death of our daughter, Kristen, from undiagnosed MCAD in 1985.

Before getting married and starting our family, Dan and I graduated from the University of Illinois (‘The Fighting Illini’) in Champaign, IL and the school colors are blue and orange. I wanted to incorporate our loyalty to the symbol of Illinois ~ 'Chief Illiniwek' ~ which embodies dignity, integrity, strength, and spirit by having blue as one of the colors ~ but probably more poignant for me is that Kristen’s eyes were the bluest of blue ~ thus I chose royal blue. And even though I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago, I consider Champaign to be home ~ and it's also where Kristen is buried.

As for the yellow ~ I have always loved small yellow roses and Kristen came to love them as well. Yet after Kristen died, they became even more significant to me. They not only symbolize my journey through grief, they also symbolize Kristen’s love and eternal light ~ a light that will shine forever...

The printed Buyer Form (Click here for the FOD Bracelet Buyer Form to mail*) is for those who want to pay with a US check. Please complete the Order Form below (if using PayPal/credit card). You do not have to have your own PayPal account in order to pay into the accounts online ~ PayPal is a secure site.

We will be able to mail to Canada and Overseas ~ I would like to be able to track overseas packages but the cost is quite prohibitive (i.e. over $20.00+ charge) so please be aware of that and make sure you list your exact address/phone so the package will get to you. The cost of mailing overseas is $4.60 and $6.00.

The Bracelets and Ribbons can be purchased in 2 ways ~

  1. via PayPal below or
  2. by personal US check to FOD Family Support Group.

**The FOD Family Support Group is officially a 501c3 tax-exempt Non-Profit Corporation ~ your donation is tax-deductible and you will receive a donation receipt. All  FOD Bracelet/Ribbon Sales will be deposited into the FOD General Fund, which is for daily operations and Conferences.**


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U.S. Bracelet Orders Only
Order Online through FOD Support Group

**(Orders are tax deductible.)

Bracelets are $3.00 each
  • 1-5 Bracelets Shipping: $1.50 Standard First Class
  • 6-20 Bracelets Shipping: $2.50 Standard First Class
  • 21-50 Bracelets Shipping: $4.60 Standard First Class
Adult Size Qty:
Youth Size Qty:
Please enter your total
number of bracelets:
**Please make sure that the number of Adult and Youth sizes you enter equals the Total Qty of Bracelets.** Shipping totals will be added on final checkout.


 

Canada and Overseas Bracelet Orders Only Order Online through FOD Support Group

Bracelets are $3.00 each

  • 1-5 Bracelets Shipping: $6.00
1-5 Bracelets
Adult Size Qty:
Youth Size Qty:
Please enter your total
number of bracelets:

**Please make sure that the number of Adult and Youth sizes you enter equals the Total Qty of Bracelets.**

Shipping totals will be added on final checkout.


 

Canada and Overseas Bracelet Orders Only Order Online through FOD Support Group

Bracelets are $3.00 each

  • 6-20 Bracelets Shipping: $13.00

6-20 Bracelets

Adult Size Qty:
Youth Size Qty:
Total Qty of Bracelets:

**Please make sure that the number of Adult and Youth sizes you enter equals the Total Qty of Bracelets.**

Shipping totals will be added on final checkout.