'Peace, Love, Gabby' wristbands urge people to take stand against violencePosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- A group of interns at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' Tucson office is selling wristbands to urge people to take a stand against violence in the wake of the massacre at Giffords' "Congress on Your Corner" event three weeks ago.
The bracelets are turquoise, Giffords' favorite color, and feature a peace sign, a heart and the word "Gabby." The designed was inspired by a sign drawn by a child and left at the memorial at Giffords' Tucson office.
As Carissa Planalp explains, proceeds will benefit a scholarship fund in memory of Gabe Zimmerman, the community outreach director for Giffords who was killed in the Jan. 8 shooting. The scholarship will be for undergrads looking to further their studies in social work. Zimmerman graduated from Arizona State University's Master of Social Work program in 2006.
Tens of thousands of the wristbands have already been sold.
In addition, students at Ironwood Ridge High School are selling wristbands to raise money for the victims' support fund.