Medical ID Marketplace Partners with Celebrities to Raise Awareness (and Proceeds) for Charities
Medical ID Marketplace, a Hope Paige Company, has collaborated with eight different celebrities to design custom medical ID bracelets. These celebrities, who include a former teenage witch, an Olympic athlete, and a rock star, have partnered with different charitable organizations, and proceeds from the sale of their bracelets will benefit these nonprofit organizations.
Actress Melissa Joan Hart, who is best known for her role on the television show “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” has created a bracelet to raise awareness for children with severe food allergies. Proceeds from the sale of her bracelets will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization that strives to find cures and prevention methods for life threatening diseases that affect children. St. Jude will never deny treatment to a child based on race, religion, or a family’s in ability to pay for medical expenses.
Talk show host Leeza Gibbons created a custom medical ID bracelet to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s and to show support for those who wear the medical ID bracelets, believing they can be the difference between life and death. Proceeds from the sale of her bracelet will benefit Leeza’s Place, a center committed to providing resources and support services for caregivers who are taking care of loved ones suffering from a memory disorder or other chronic or progressive illness.
Fashion mogul, producer, and model Kimora Lee Simmons designed a medical ID bracelet to raise awareness for diabetes. Proceeds from the sale of her bracelets will go to benefit JDRF, a global organization that focuses on type 1 diabetes research and aims to improve the lives of those who live with and are affected by type 1 diabetes.
Disney Channel actor Kenton Duty, who has been personally affected by allergies, created his personalized medical ID bracelet to raise awareness for allergies. He hopes that the bracelet he designed is stylish enough that teens and tweens are proud to wear it. The proceeds raised from sales of his bracelet will benefit The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), an organization that offers information and resources pertaining to food allergies and anaphylaxis.
Actor Greg Grunberg, best known for his work on Heroes among other roles, has worked to raise awareness for epilepsy after his son Jake received an epilepsy diagnosis. He created a masculine medical ID bracelet to raise awareness for epilepsy, and proceeds from the sale of the bracelet will go toward TalkAboutIt.org. Talkaboutit.org works to unite celebrities and health care experts to end the misconceptions about epilepsy and seizure disorders.
Dot Marie Jones, who is best known for her role on the hit show Glee, created a feminine bracelet to raise awareness for cancer. The proceeds for her bracelet will benefit the American Cancer Society, a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer by helping people stay well, get well, and find cures for cancer.
Grammy award-winning rock star Meatloaf created a bracelet to raise awareness for asthma and severe medical conditions. He wanted to provide a stylish, masculine ID bracelet perfect for men of all ages. Proceeds from the sale of his medical ID bracelet will go toward The Painted Turtle, an organization that offers camp experiences for children who have severe medical conditions.
The final celebrity contributing a bracelet for Medical ID Marketplace’s celebrity designed line is Olympic athlete Misty May-Treanor, who created her bracelet to raise awareness for breast cancer. She wanted to create a bracelet that was a visible symbol of hope and strength for those with an illness or disease. Proceeds from the sale of her bracelet will go toward breastcancer.org, an organization that provides reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer.