As many people have come to realize, wearing cancer awareness wristbands can be a very effective way of promoting your fight against this very terrible disease. After all, if wristbands can successfully promote commercial products, then it should work with cancer awareness as well—especially since for many people, curing cancer is much more crucial than increasing the sales of commercial items.
Wearing a Wristband
The first thing you will need to decide on is the color of the wristband. For cancer in general (as well as for some particular types of cancer), purple is often considered its representative color. However, some other types of specific cancers may be symbolized by the color red, including prostate, ovarian, and esophageal cancer. Breast cancer awareness is also quite popular, and this is denoted by the color pink.
Wristbands can be printed on, and to be more specific you can have the name of the specific cancer disease you are fighting against printed on your wristband. You can even put in the name of the foundation you are supporting, or even the particular website address so that your listener may have a convenient online site to do some research and to which they can provide donations.
Telling a Personal Story
When a curious person asks you about your wristband, it may not be sufficient that you tell them the cancer type and to leave it at that. That simply won’t do, nor would it be too helpful if you spout dry facts about the disease. To put it bluntly, sounding like a medical textbook may be too boring, and it may prove counter-productive.
Perhaps the best way to promote awareness of the cancer is to tell them an engaging story. This shouldn’t be too difficult, as many people have been compelled to join cancer awareness causes because it has affected them in a very personal manner.
You can tell them about someone close to you who have suffered through the medical condition, and what was done in order to fight the disease. You can also reveal whether that fight was eventually successful. If it was unsuccessful, then perhaps more support may finally result in more effective detection methods or treatments. If it was successful, then offers of support can only further guarantee that more people may avail of the successful treatments.
Making a Donation and Offering Help
If your listener is moved by your personal account, more often than not they would be somewhat compelled to lend a hand. There are several ways for them to offer support. Perhaps they could make a cash donation to a prominent non-profit Cancer Research foundation, or perhaps to a local cancer support group. The offer of support doesn’t even have to be financial in nature; they could help out in various activities to help spread the word, or they could provide some support to cancer patients as well.
Your listener may also want to buy and wear a cancer awareness wristband in order to demonstrate their support for the cause. You may direct them to the website where you bought them, or you can even sell them a few wristbands because the proceeds will go to the cancer foundation or support group. Some people may even have a few extra wristbands on hand, for precisely these situations; and the listener could then wear the wristbands right away.
Wearing a cancer awareness wristband may be a tiny gesture in the grand scheme of things, but it can have a very huge impact in letting people know, and giving them the opportunity to help.