Many people ponder over this question what exactly are awareness bracelets? What can be said in reply to this is that you must have noticed rubber bracelets on the hands of many people standing in the queue at the grocery store sporting a bright colored bracelet or even in your office wearing something similar. They are bracelets which stand and support a cause. That is why they are awareness bracelets.
These rubber bracelets are also called silicon bracelets. They emerged out as a concept of Lance Armstrong Foundation which supports cancer and education as a cause. The color of the bracelets is yellow which again is derived from the color of Lance Armstrong’s jersey which is of the same color. This organization sold these bracelets and made a huge amount of money that went into the funds of the various organization associated with this organization.
So we see that these awareness bracelets can be used to raise funds as well. The best part about these bracelets is that anyone irrespective of their gender or age can wear them and support a cause. Another thing is that these are reasonably priced too. This makes it affordable for anyone and everyone. This adds to their popularity.
Some people treat as a passion as they are genuinely dedicated to a cause for a long time. The moment they get a chance to support the cause they grab it to spread consciousness among others. There are various rubber bracelets which support many a cause. Like for anti racism prevalent in U.K. black and white, and pink colored bracelet which stands for breast cancer. The engraved messages on these bracelets make everyone aware of the purpose of wearing a bracelet like that.
The prominence of an awareness movement like this comes from the fact that people are ready to support these above mentioned causes. It is really a personal matter what they will stand for but this definitely brings people from different race, creed, religion and gender together for a cause. Hence awareness bracelets are more than what you may ask for.