Friday, November 7, 2014

Show Your Support + Say "Thank You" to Veterans When You Purchase New OUR VETERAN HEROES™ BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages #RunWithGlory #MC #Sponsored

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for BAND-AID® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

You can thank my mom for making me a softy as many of my friends call me.  I can cry at the drop of a hat and would go the distance and beyond to make a person down on their luck or simply not smiling feel good.  I may have a big heart, but in my eyes those who serve our countries, our veterans, are the ones with the big hearts.  And, those they leave behind to serve our country have a heavy burden on their shoulders as they sit and wait and wonder about the welfare of their loved ones stationed in another country or serving on the front lines. They never want to receive a call in the middle of the night or a knock at the door by a person dressed in military attire.  Instead, they want to dress in red, white and blue and hold signs as they welcome their loved ones home -- hoping to hug them a little tighter each and ever time and hold on to them for all long as they can...until they get called back to active duty.  

I can only imagine how our veterans and their families endure the stress and uncertainties that come with their jobs.  Unlike jobs that most of us interview for, signing up for the armed services is voluntary (for the most part) and is one of the most honorable and selfless things a person can do.  I know, as my father and his brothers and family all served in the armed forces, and then went on to serve their communities for 25+ years as police officers.  Veterans put the lives of others first and step up to the plate to provide us with the freedoms we have in this country.  And, on Tuesday, Nov. 11th, we have a day where we can thank these veterans for their personal sacrifices, as well as thank their families, as they, too, are inspirational in how strong they are, especially the children who grow up with the absence of a parent serving in the military.  

Just watch this short video from BAND-AID® Brand that shows a little girl waiting for her mom to come home after being deployed -- get your tissues ready, if you cry easily at videos like this...I am still wiping my eyes as I type this. :-)

Did you see the military inspired OUR VETERAN HEROES™ BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages that the little girl was wearing and the one she put on her mom?  

These are new bandages that the folks at BAND-AID® Brand recently launched called OUR VETERAN HEROES™ BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages, and they feature patriotic and military-inspired designs (as seen in the video above).

I was recently sent a box of these as part of this campaign, and love them.  Whenever I reach for a 
OUR VETERAN HEROES™ BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage to put on a boo boo my girls have and see the different designs, I can't help but think of my father, uncles and grandfather, as well as the many friends I went to school with and their spouses who are still actively serving in the military, or have been honorably discharged. 

BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages are a staple in American households and have been involved in the U.S. Armed Forces since WWII when they provided first-aid products – but they understand that the needs of veteran communities go beyond just first aid.  

With that being said, to show their support to veterans and their families, BAND-AID® Brand is donating 5% of the sale price of each box of their new OUR VETERAN HEROES™ BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages (available at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid) consumers purchase, to Team Red, White & Blue.

Their partnership with Team Red, White & Blue helps enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their communities through physical and social activities.  They are also the presenting sponsor of the Team Red, White & Blue Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay. And, I think is really cool -- to further show support for our veterans, now through November 9, runners will carry an American flag 3,800 miles across the country to raise awareness and funds in support of veteran communities in America.  

In addition, BAND-AID® Brand will further support Team Red, White & Blue during the Relay by donating $1.00 for each consumer message encouraging Relay runners and thanking veterans, up to $25,000.  How great is that?!  Most veterans like my father and relatives, may feel embarrassed when they hear you say "Thank you" to them, but it is the least we can do for ALL that they did/do for our country and the sacrifices they and their families make, to keep us safe.  I love how BAND-AID® Brand is donating to the Team Red, White & Blue when consumers purchase the newly launched OUR VETERAN HEROES™ BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages, as well as when a consumer leaves encouraging messages fro Relay running and sending thanks to veterans.  

I have already bought a few boxes of these new OUR VETERAN HEROES™ BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages
, as my girls love showing their patriotic pride while covering up boo-boos, or pretending to have a boo-boo just to get one of these military inspired bandages. And, after I am done writing this post, I will be leaving words of encouragement to relay runners and thanking all the selfless veterans around the world, for all that they have done and do for us here in the USA.  

I hope you will join me in showing your thanks to these veterans by heading to your local Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid stores to purchase the OUR VETERAN HEROES™ BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages, as well as visiting to leave messages for relay runners and veterans. You can also use the hashtag #RunWithGlory on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram when sharing messages for Relay runners and veterans, too!

Don't forgot to share about the wonderful things  BAND-AID® Brand is doing to support our veterans, and ask your family and friends to also show their support, not just with Veteran's Day on Tuesday, but every day, as Veterans' don't get a day off and they should be celebrated and thanked every day. :-)  

Stay connected to BAND-AID® Brand and Team Red, White and Blue by following their social media pages and visiting their official websites below...


Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for BAND-AID® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.


  1. I love the looks of these and I am going to get a couple boxes of these. I am all about supporting our troops and do what ever I can.

  2. Those are great designs to help support our troops! This would make a great item to put in a care package to send overseas, too!