Over two million women in the US have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. It is estimate that over 40,000 people will die from breast cancer this year. Women have a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer, a frequency factor that has nearly doubled since the 1960’s. Breast cancer is the 7th among the leading causes of death among women in the United States.
The above facts are not pleasant to learn about and may even frighten many women, but becoming aware of the realities and risk that is around us can motivate us to do something about it.
Funding for breast cancer research is always in need. Keeping society conscious and aware of the constant need to support cancer research can help people to open up their wallets and give their financial support. One way activist have kept the cause alive is by getting others to wear pink rubber bracelets to remind people of this deadly disease.
These pink breast cancer bracelets are widely used as a means to promote support for breast cancer charities and to encourage contributions to cancer research. Many organizations sell or pass out these bracelets so everyone can see a reminder of this ongoing health issue.
The pink bracelets will have phrases such as; “Faith, Hope, Courage and Strength”, “Strive for a Cure”, or “Breast Cancer – Find a Cure”. Many bracelets simply have the ribbon symbol which many already understand to represent the breast cancer cause. Even just the color pink seems now have the same representational power as the symbol or phrases mentioned. They are all powerful symbols that continue to remind us of the thousands of women that are suffering.
Many organizations will have the breast cancer bracelets made with their preferred phrase and either give them away or sell them. As mentioned earlier, getting thousands of people to wear the cancer awareness bracelets gets the message out to the public. The wearing of the bracelets allows continued visibility and reminds everyone to give their support to the cause.
What is important to understand is these bracelets do not cost very much money to be made. The colored rubber bracelets are made out of durable silicone in various sizes and can include just about any text, symbol or phrase. Additionally, if enough are purchased in bulk, the cost per bracelet drops well below a dollar for each bracelet.
The inexpensive cost of the silicone rubber bracelets allows organizations and charities plenty of room for profit, making them an excellent choice to raise money and promote awareness.
Wear your breast cancer bracelets!