Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mix Masters


Recently we helped our friends over at Dr Pepper design a totally cool t-shirt for their client SONIC. These aren’t just your run-of-the-mill t-shirts. These are color changing shirts, that actually change color when they’re in the sun! Pretty cool, right? We thought so. The lemon & the lime on the front of the shirt look just like the rest of the shirt, until they are exposed to sunlight and they turn green and yellow. Awesomeness.


The designers that worked on this project did an amazing job on the creativity…I mean come’on, a boom box with lemon and lime speakers and the slogan “Mix Master” – it’s genius. Get it? It’s for SONIC…where you can order a cherry-orange-blueberry-coconut-diet-Dr Pepper-with-a-splash-of-lime. Definitely Mix Masters. (Makes me curious what the oddest combinations they’ve ever been asked are!??! Hmmmm.)

So the next time you need a t-shirt designed and the group says “we want something different” talk to Heritage about a color changing t-shirt! And...the next time you need an ice cold Dr Pepper run over to the nearest SONIC and create your own specialty!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

VOTE for a Cure!


A while ago we blogged about the Breast Cancer Awareness shirts we did for INTEGRIS. Well those shirts have literally gone viral!!! (Not sure that’s the best analogy when talking about a hospital and I’m also not sure it’s 100% true!) WHAT IS TRUE is that INTEGRIS entered a video into the 2012 Pink Glove Dance contest sponsored by Medline, and they need our VOTES!

This all started in 2011 when a 30 year veteran INTEGRIS employee, Monica Rostykus, approached her employer about entering the Pink Glove Contest. She was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer on April 7, 2008 and was re-diagnosed four more times. Throughout her journey, she went through 14 surgeries and countless rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Despite her challenges, Monica made it her mission to raise breast cancer awareness. Through bake sales and other efforts, Monica became the #1 fundraiser at INTEGRIS, and the #2 individual fundraiser for all of Oklahoma City for Susan G. Komen. She also took part in the INTEGRIS YOU-&-I campaign, promoting her passion to fight cancer.

Monica approached the marketing department in 2011 to put together a Pink Glove video, but due to time constraints, INTEGRIS was unable to meet the deadline. The marketing department promised to put it on the calendar for 2012. Many hours were put into creating the video by numerous people from videographers to dance coordinators. Monica was at the heart of it all, appearing in the video in the OR at Baptist.

In August, just a few days after filming her part in the video, Monica began experiencing increased pain and shortness of breath. By September, Hospice had been called in to help manage her pain. When the pain could not be controlled at home, she was moved to the INTEGRIS Hospice House where she was constantly surrounded by both her personal family as well as her INTEGRIS family. During her stay, she watched the Pink Glove video and even did the dance motions while lying in her bed. On Sept. 27, Monica’s battle finally came to an end. Monica’s unyielding faith and indomitable spirit were an inspiration to everyone who knew her.

INTEGRIS kept their promise to Monica, and have dedicated this year’s video to her!!

Here’s what you can do to help….

#1 VOTE
Vote for their video! Voting has started and runs through Friday,November 2nd. To vote, visit pinkglovedance.com or go to integrisok.com and click on the Pink Glove Dance banner and search for the INTEGRIS video. Voting will be conducted using a contest application integrated with Facebook. Users must have a Facebook account and be logged into that account in order to vote.

The top three videos receiving the most votes will have $10,000, $5,000 and $2,000 donated to a charity of their choice. INTEGRIS has selected Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Central and Western Oklahoma Affiliate as the recipient if they are in the top three. (Last year’s winner had 65,000 votes! So start voting people!!)


#2. WATCH THE VIDEO

When you vote, watch the INTEGRIS video! It’s very well done, they did an awesome job. You’ll be glad you did. See how many times you can find the shirt we helped them with! : )



#3 STAY AWARE!
• Each year, approximately 200,000 women and 1,700 men are diagnosed with breast cancer
• More than 40,000 women and 450 men die from the disease annually
• After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in the U.S.
• Approximately 1 in 8 women will have invasive breast cancer some time during her life
• The likelihood of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 35
• Nearly 90% of women diagnosed with breast cancer will survive the disease at least 5 years
• There are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors
• Starting at age 40, women should undergo annual mammogram screenings
• To schedule a mammogram at an INTEGRIS facility, call 855-MY-MAMMO (855-696-2666).


Thank you for supporting this amazing company for an amazing cause! GO VOTE!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Unique Gifts...Unique Websites

At Heritage we get the privilege to work with some amazing companies & organizations.  Over the past year we’ve maintained the Majirani Market website for World Neighbors.  (Yes, you probably have heard a lot about World Neighbors over the past few weeks on the news due to their yearly fundraising gala “A Journey Around the World” and WorldFest.) 

The Majirani Market, is a fair trade store featuring unique gifts, home d├ęcor and international food and coffee. Majirani means “neighbor” in Swahili.  (Love the creativity of their website name!)


I know you’ll want to click on the Majirani Market website to see all the amazing items – so go ahead, you can.  The items sold on the site are one of a kind, but what makes the items awesome is knowing where the items come from, and knowing your purchase is supporting something greater.   World Neighbors focuses on training and educating communities to find lasting solutions to the challenges they face – hunger, poverty and disease – rather than giving them food, money or constructing buildings.  World Neighbors invests in local leadership and organizations that continue and expand program activities after they end their support. The average time World Neighbors stays in a community is eight to 10 years. The goal is to achieve long-lasting improvements in people’s lives and the community, not quick fixes that depend on outside assistance.

Currently, around 500,000 people benefit from World Neighbors program work in 11 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Each website we create at Heritage is unique and offers different functions and capabilities that fit the customers' needs! Speaking of unique....next time you’re looking for a unique gift idea check out the Majirani Market and see what they have to offer.