When Joanne and Christine founded Bucket Bands in 2018, we had an ambitious vision. We originally created a line of bracelets that would help promote a lifestyle motivated by individual goals and dreams. Through our journey our purpose became clear that it was more than one individual’s goals and dreams—we saw we could contribute, in a significant way, to some of the most important humanitarian issues.

Our first partnership was with a local Veterans group. The compassion and gratitude we received for raising awareness and giving back was very humbling. So, we crafted ‘Live for a Cause’ a brand that is unique in its mission and has a purpose much greater than profits. Each bracelet comes in different colors representing the charity it supports with the word “Live” engraved on it. A set donation goes directly to our nonprofit partners.

While this is a major milestone for us, it is just the beginning of what we aspire to accomplish.

If you have a cause you live for please email us at bucketband.live@gmail.com.


Joanne’s Story:

I started my bucket list at the age of 12. I was born with a hip abnormality and told I would never be able to play sports, but that never stopped me. I set a goal for myself and was determined to play soccer and went on to be a three sport varsity athlete and a college soccer player.

I was well on my journey to becoming the athlete I always dreamed, so I thought. By 19 I needed knee reconstructive surgery, my soccer career was over and I was told I shouldn’t run anymore. I trained right, and I trained hard. I set some new goals for myself and was determined to one day run the New York City Marathon. A journey began for myself and I’m proud to say after 5 knee surgeries and 1 hip surgery I have completed over 6 marathons (4 New York City), and 2 Iron Man triathlons. Each year I set new goals whether it’s to climb a mountain or to scuba dive a new destination, I wear my bucket list proudly and keep setting new goals for myself as I hope you do for yourself.