Rubber awareness bracelets are increasingly being used these days. It all began with Lance Armstrong in 2004, when the champion bicyclist wore a yellow band to make people aware about his cancer foundation and get them interested in making donations. Today, bracelets made of rubber are being used by many men and women the world over for various purposes. However, you should keep a few factors in mind when you proceed to order a rubber bracelet for yourself or for your organization.
Color of your bracelet
Rubber bracelets are available in a wide variety of colors, but you should not go for a random color. This is because each color has a specific meaning and stands for a special cause. Yellow was used for cancer by Lance Armstrong and the color has been used for that specific cause ever since. Pink should be the color of your choice if you intend to support the cause of breast cancer. The color of AIDS is red and a red bracelet would immediately make people understand that you are spreading awareness about the condition. Orange color is used to indicate support for leukemia or hunger. You need to keep these factors when you choose the colors for your bracelet.
Message of the bracelet
The second most important thing is probably what message you would like your bracelet to convey. If you simply want a fun band as a fashion accessory, just putting in your name would be enough to personalize it. But that does not hold true if you intend to spread awareness about a cause. You can go for creative messages, or go for routine ones such as “Say Yes to Safe Sex” for AIDS, “Stop Smoking” for Cancer or simply “Peace, Love and Happiness” for an anti-terrorism campaign.
Symbols on the bracelet
You may go for any type of symbol, whether it is a skull or a ribbon. You may choose the image of a cigarette crisscrossed by two red lines with the message “Stop Smoking” printed underneath. This is one of the most standard types of symbol that is used for the prevention of cancer. For AIDS, you can choose the sign of the awareness ribbon printed over your band.
Number of bracelets to purchase
It is also essential for you to consider the number of bracelets that you would wish to buy. If you want to wear it only for your own use, you have to buy one bracelet and customize it as per your own specifications. If you are going to buy for a group or your organization, count the total number of individuals that would have to purchase for. It is better for you to buy a dozen bands more so that you can keep a few in stocks for those who end up losing their bracelets accidentally. You can also hand over a few to people who contribute to your organization in some way or other, either in the form of money or in some other manner – such as working as a volunteer.