We are often asked the story behind our company's name. You Name It was founded in 1994 by Denise Gaskill and LeAnn Carlson. In the beginning, our primary focus was on personalized kids' gifts and mothers' bracelets. We started out at a craft fair in Kansas City, Missouri, and eventually began participating in Jr. League shows across the midwest.
What started out as just a "fun little business" grew into something much more. Now, 16 years later, we are still growing strong. In 2001, our company introduced our newest product: Lauren's Hope For A Cure Medical Alert Bracelets. Because of the tremendous response and national exposure, it became necessary to change the name of our company to Lauren's Hope.
Our medical alert bracelets have received tremendous support from Diabetes Educators and patients across the United States. They have been seen at many national conventions such as The Children with Diabetes conference in Orlando, Florida and the National Diabetes Educators conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Because we believe in our product, and the need to find a cure for Diabetes, Lauren's Hope is proud to donate a portion of our profit on the medical alert bracelets to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. To date, Lauren's Hope has donated over $100,000.