WIN-It-Wednesday: Hope Paige Design’s Medical Alert Bracelets

I wear one. I wear it all the time. I never take it off. I’d never leave home without it.

What am I talking about? My medical alert bracelet.

I wear my medical alert bracelet because I am allergic to penicillin and sulfur drugs. My allergy is so bad that I become anaphylactic if I take even a small amount of either of these two drugs. I learned my lesson the hard way after having the scare of my life, and a trip to the emergency room that I, or my family, will never forget.

My anaphylactic reaction to these drugs is the same reactions many have that are allergic to various food allergies; nut allergies, peanut allergies, shellfish allergies – plus more. There are also other conditions where people should wear medical alert jewelry including: autism, diabetes, dementia, taking certain medicines like Coumadin or Warfarin, heart disease, arrhythmias, pacemakers, asthma, or children with special needs.

That’s why it astonishes me that so many adults and children with food allergies don’t wear medical alert bracelets.

Medical alert bracelets “talk” when you or your child can’t. “The mistakes that we see when there are reactions in school often have to do with dropping the guard because of lack of education…” said Dr. Scott Sicherer, a professor at pediatrics at Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Mount Sinai Medical Center. “[Have] the child wear medical identification jewelry to keep that in mind.”

My thoughts? If you would tell an emergency room doctor about any condition you or your child have – a medical alert bracelet should be worn with that info on it.

Hope Paige Designs is a company that makes medical alert jewelry and medical identification bracelets that aren’t just functional, but fashionable too. After checking out the Hope Paige website you’ll see that medical alert bracelets have come a long, long way. Say goodbye to the ugly, super huge, cheapo, old-man looking, “one-style and size-fits-all” medical alert bracelets that have been worn for years and touted on flyers stuffed in a “take one” holder on every pharmacy counter in the country.

Hello Hope Paige! The company that makes medical alert bracelets fashionable and fun.

Hope Paige has medical alert bracelets that will appeal to kids, tweens, teens, 20-somethings, Moms, business-people and everyone in-between! I like the fact that Hope Paige designs “gets it”. No one wants to wear a gawd-awful looking piece of jewelry that draws unneeded attention to their condition.

This is especially true with children. It’s hard enough for kids having food allergies, diabetes, or other conditions that may make them feel different. Throwing a clunky medical bracelet on top of that doesn’t make things easier… but Hope Paige changes that. Their focus is on fashion and finding a way to add function without sacrificing the “hipness” and fashion of the bracelet. Hope Paige Designs provide a medical alert bracelet that’s stylish for kids and doesn’t even look medical –  so that kid’s can be more comfortable in their own skin.

Some of the most popular (and my favorite!) medical alert bracelets sold by Hope Paige include the thin and thick black rubber bands, thin pink rubber bracelets, Pandora style bracelets, rope knot bracelets and stainless steel heart link bracelet. Hope Paige Designs also offers free engraving with every bracelet ordered.

The next two (2) weeks WIN-It-Wednesday’s on is sponsored by Hope Paige Designs. They are offering two (Yes…2!) LUCKY BeFreeForMe members a chance to win the medical alert bracelet of your choice! One winner will be selected from all entries received before Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 11:59PM EST. The second winner will be selected between all entries received between Wednesday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 11:59PM EST.

How can you win? Easy! Check out the Hope Paige Design’s website, reply to this blog and tell us what bracelet you would want to win!

Good luck, be safe…yet fashionable… and as always,

Be Free!

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67 Responses to “WIN-It-Wednesday: Hope Paige Design’s Medical Alert Bracelets”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    That multi-color crystal bracelet is cute and would go with anything! I like the Pandora styles, too. I had no idea medical alert bracelets had come so far; I may just have to order one if I don’t win.

  2. Lori Niver Says:

    I like the silver chain link or the thin pink rubber. I really should wear one because of all the drug allergies I have. I would want something very light weight to ensure I would wear it all the time. A medical alert bracelet is something I hadn’t thought about. I definitely need one. Thank you.

  3. M McPherson Says:

    I’ve worn the same old bracelet for years and had absolutely no idea there were such beautiful options!
    I will definitely be ordering a few to wear for casual, business and just for fun!

  4. wendy knapp Says:

    I love all the medical alert bracelets on Hope Paige Design but i especially love the rope bracelet!!!!!!!

  5. Lisa V Says:

    I like the Leather Bracelet style in Black. These are marvelous! So nice to be able to wear a medical bracelet and not look so “plain” and “Boring”.

  6. Marilyn Says:

    I like the pandora style. Who knew you could stay safe and be cute at the same time. Thanks.

  7. cindy Says:

    What a great idea. I love the Pandora style bracelet. I like a little bling (:.

  8. Barbara Says:

    These are so attractive! I plan on sharing this site with my friends who currently wear “the old version” of these bracelets.

  9. Barbara Says:

    P.S. Love the “gluten free” for the kids! As an adult with celiac I find it hard at times, but if the kids have these….very helpful!

  10. Tina K Says:

    I really like the Rope Twist Bracelet – Mauve bracelet. Its Earthy and doesnt have to be taken off when I go swimming or play in the water!

  11. Liza Vladyka Says:

    Recycled Aluminum Handmade in the USA Multi Color

  12. Dawn Says:

    I love the classic rubber bracelet. I’m an active athlete and this would be perfect for me.

  13. ToCo Says:

    Recycled Aluminum Handmade in the USA Large Link! Lovely!

  14. Jill Says:

    I’m really torn between the beautiful Woven Three Rope bracelet with that gorgeous blue band and the Six Color Stainless Steel Fashion Medical Bracelet. I have Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease. My Alert bracelet recently broke and I can’t afford to replace it, so this would be a tremendous blessing.

  15. Brigitta Says:

    Thank you for taking the time to come up with such a beautiful idea!! I’ve had to wear the chunky unbecoming medical bracelets one to many times and was grateful to see someone create a more becoming way to stay medically safe!! I especially like the recycled Aluminum Handmade in the USA Multi Color design.

  16. Lisa Durene Says:

    I love the gold plated bracelet and the rose colored stainless steel bracelet!

  17. cindyt Says:

    I like the thin black rubber bracelet. stylish and light on the wrist!

  18. Jessica Says:

    I love the pearl beaded style with a plate! Versatility is key. Not to mention it is super cute. :]

  19. patricia Says:

    I have a little celiac granddaughter and I would love to give her the little rubber pink or purple bracelet

  20. Jennifer Says:

    I love the pandora style bracelet

  21. Dyana Says:

    What a great idea!! something so necessary for some people, finally made so fashionable.

  22. cb Says:

    The Leather Stainless Steel Slide with key Bracelet in light blue. The custom engraving on the back is a great idea. I would consider it even if I did not have any medical issues.

  23. Eileeen Sanders Says:

    I love the Pandora style bracelet.

  24. Janet LaRue Says:

    I love the leather envelope brown band bracelet! This company has made something stylish to wear for those of us who need to alert others! Very nice!

  25. katheryn Says:

    I have three people in my family with allergies/intolerences and there is something for everybody offered here! I’m impressed! Thanks once again for promoting this line of fun and functional bracelets.

  26. Gina Says:

    I love the rubber gluten free and nut allergy bracelets, as ,my daughter is 5 years old with celiacs and I think she would keep that on.

  27. Sarah F Says:

    The Pandora bracelet’s gorgeous. I also like the turquoise bracelet, but with that I could see a larger picture of it. I’ve been in the market for a medical ID bracelet and I’m so HAPPY I found this site!!! (I’m getting my son the Gluten-Free band!)

  28. Christephi Says:

    The Statkids peanut allergy ones are awesome! But I think my favorite is the rubber watch band style in hot pink for my kiddo!

  29. Andrea Says:

    I like the rope knot bracelet with the green braid.

  30. Karen Says:

    My daughter would like the pink leather bracelet with diabetes alert.

  31. Jennifer Says:

    I would LOVE the thin green rubber bracelet. I’m allergic to gluten and dairy and also take many medications for my illness called Dysautonomia. Wearing this would help alert people of my conditions and how to take the necessary precautions to help me when I’m unconscious or in trouble otherwise. This is such a great idea!

  32. Tracy Bacile Says:

    We have been picking out a bracelet from another website and were just about to order when I saw this chance to win. We would LOVE to win! My first choice would be for my daughter, who has Asperger syndrome and Celiac. We were chosing a bracelet or necklace for her as a medical alert for first responders that she is in the autism spectrum. In a panic situation, it is unpredictable how she would respond so I want to ensure that she is taken care of by a calming individual who will use patience and understanding until a family member can arrive. She is allergic to gluten, dairy, soy, pecans, olives, yeast, potatoes and carrots.

    I have Celiac. I am allergic to gluten, soy, dairy, seafood, legumes, Latex, sulfa, chicken and cranberries. Our choice would be the thin pink rubber bracelet.

    Please pick one or both of us!!!
    Kalli and Tracy

  33. zoey dampf Says:

    What a wonderful idea. These are so nice. I have to wear a medical bracelet and mine sure does not look like any of these. How nice it would be to have one of these to wear there are nice looking and very unique.

  34. alysha tree-stalsworth Says:

    The Pandora style is my pick….

  35. Tam Says:

    I like the pandora style or crystal bead bracelets. One would be great for my daughter who has tree nut allergies.

  36. Martha S. Kerr-Burke Says:

    I would very much like to have one of the bracelets. I am a Senior Citizen and I fall a lot. Lucky for me ,I haven’t hurt anything major yet but all it takes is one close call. I’m at home by myself a good part of the time and I fear falling & ending up with a broken hip or worse. I also have Angina,Neuropathy, COPD,and Fibromyalgia. I have hearing loss also and a number of other problems. If I’m lucky enough to get one, I’d like the Pandora Style .It’s very lovely !

  37. Shari Says:

    What a great selection of Medical Alert jewlery that doesn’t scream-look at my medical condition. What a fabulous selection for all age groups. The Pandora’s are great and it’s good to see a selection from recycled materials too. It would be fantastic to win one of these.

  38. robin gamache Says:


  39. Kristi Hodges Says:

    I would LOVE to win the black thick rubber medical ID bracelet for my 21 year old son! He is celiac, allergic to penicillin and sulfur drugs! He had to go to the hospital Saturday evening after stepping on a rusty nail and I almost flipped when he said they gave him an antibiotic but calmed down when he told me he told them no penicillin or sulfur drugs. I just kept thinking, “what if he were ever not able to speak and let the doctors know?” He is hardly ever sick and I worry in a panic situation that he might forget to tell them no penicillin or sulfur! He is very active and this style would be great for him!

  40. Carla Potts Says:

    I LOVE these bracelets! I have severe allergies to medication *and* foods. My daughter was also recently diagnosed with food allergies. I have one of those old-fashioned clunker bracelets that I’ve always been too embarrassed to wear, but started wearing several months ago (realizing that it’s ridiculously stupid to NOT wear it). I’ve been thinking about getting one for my 5-year old. She would LOVE the purple girl bracelet!

  41. Nancy Says:

    I just the adore the pink ID bracelet. My daughter was just diagnosed 3 months ago with Celiac’s and she is in the 7th grade, so she has been through QUITE alot! She is also a runner and this would be perfect for her because I am not always right there and this would definately alert others to her condition.

  42. Linda Says:

    Very lovely choices. I am quite fond of the six color stainless steel fashion medical bracelet…I haven’t had one in a while since the garbage disposal ate it…

  43. cindy Says:

    I love the Pandora style bracelet.

  44. wendy knapp Says:

    would love to have the rope bracelet for my 15 year old son who has multiple medical issues.

  45. Paula Says:

    Rope Knot Bracelet – Navy/Green or Green Braid or Black/Natural or Khaki

    really like the knotted collection!


  46. Laurie Anderson Says:

    I love the Pandora style for me, for my son I would choose the rope knot style!

  47. nancy smith Says:

    I love the amethyst crystal bracelet, should I be lucky enough to win one. Just found your website and am very pleased there are offers for coupons and free samples. Love the bracelets also. thank you

  48. nancy smith Says:

    I forgot to inform you that I am a celiac “survivor” also. I say survivor because today I feel soooooo much better than I have for a very long time. I am 66 years old and have only been diagnosed three years ago. For years I have had symptoms, though not as severe as others I have heard of, but still enough to make me unhealthy since being a child. Today, being gluten free, I am a healthy little old lady and loving life.

  49. Mary Says:

    I would love to win the Children’s Rubber Green Pony Bracelet for my son. He has quite the list of allergies!

  50. cb Says:

    The Stretch Mesh Bracelet in dove grey. The custom engraving on the back is a great idea. I would consider it even if I did not have any medical issues.

  51. Lori Niver Says:

    Any style with beads would be wonderful. I love all the options. It is important to be safe.

  52. Heather Mahoney Says:

    I like the rope version and the child rubber versions for my 6 year old son. He has mutliple food allergies and I think he would like them.

  53. LIsa V Says:

    Week 2 – I like the Leather Bracelet style in Black. These are marvelous! So nice to be able to wear a medical bracelet and not look so “plain” and “Boring”.

  54. Susan Says:

    The Rubber Medical Id Bracelet – Thin Purple! I have so many medical problems. I need one of these! Also I love the Crystal Bracelet- Multicolor!!!!!!!

  55. Lisa Durene Says:

    I would love the gold plated one!

  56. ToCo Says:

    I love the Reycled Aluminum Handmade in the USA Large Link Bracelet!

  57. Jessica Says:

    I like the pearl bracelet! These are awesome! :]

  58. alysha tree-stalsworth Says:

    The amethst crystal bracelet, would be great to show my Gluten-free pride….

  59. Connie D. Says:

    Great idea! I need to wear one and have been putting it off. The old style just doesn’t fit me. These are awesome. I really like the rope style, especially the rope twist Mauve! Thanks for sharing this super site!

  60. Denise C. Says:

    This is a great selection! I like the pink plastic bracelet and the Pandora style for my daughter. Maybe someone out there can help me? We had a plastic case for the old epi-pen style that didn’t look so scary. It had a sticker where you could write your name, your Dr’s name and emergency phone numbers. Since epi-pen changed their shape, it will not fit in the old plastic case that we have. I have not been able to find a new one. Does anyone have suggestions where we can find this epi-pen case?

  61. Diann Says:

    All of them, they are all so “GREAT” amethst crystal bracelet, would be great to show my Gluten-free Allergy
    I am new to all of this, and at 60 and being in the south where we Love Food “Fried anything” I never thought I would have to learn how to eat all over again

  62. andy depeano Says:

    These are so nice, I have to wear a medical alert bracelet at all times, how nice it would be to win one of these they are quite different from the one i wear

  63. Susan Says:

    I’ve been wearing a medic bracelet for 4 yrs and I have a thin chain one which looks ugly..sure sould love to own a new one. I love the beaded ones or the pandora style.They look great.

  64. Hillary Heidi Berndt Says:

    I love the three woven style, especially the yellow one. It would match so much, it is pretty and very stylish. A medical bracelet I would actually wear.

  65. Claudette Says:

    Would love one for my husband. His birthday is coming up.

  66. Kathleen Reale Says:

    The two lucky winners are:
    1.) Katheryn from KY
    2.) Heather from MA


    Be Free!

  67. Lynn Says:

    I love the Sports Titanium Style ID – Medical ID in black. I have been wearing a plain rubber bracelet with an id plate. I love this site. Didn’t realize there was so much more to choose from. I love them all!!

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