Purple, Pink and Gold: Different Cancer Awareness Bracelets for Different People

Cancer has been making people suffer for ages now, and the problem has spread to different parts of the world. The sad thing about this is that most cancers are self-inflicted: bad habits and a faulty lifestyle usually cause these cancer cells to promulgate and prosper inside the body. Eventually, the condition can worsen into a life threatening problem if the body succumbs to it after some time. Fortunately, people are starting to wake up to the ugly truth and they are trying to promote cancer awareness through cancer awareness bracelets.

Awareness bracelets can be considered by some as a futile attempt to voice out concern about something as important as cancer, but believe it or not, it does work. The simple idea of wearing rubber bracelets to show support for cancer awareness is slowly getting up there as a fad, but because it is for a good cause, it has ran for more than a couple of years now. Many of these awareness campaigns started out as simple fundraising events for people stricken with cancer but due to its rising popularity that coincides with the rise of cancer itself, not only people who are affected directly by cancer wear them but people who have been indirectly hit by cancer such as friends and family members of patients are starting to wear them as well.

Cancer awareness bracelets come in a variety of colors that corresponds to the different kinds of diseases. Red is known for AIDS, purple is for lupus, dark blue bracelets are for colon cancer, pink is the official color for breastcancer, a gray rubber bracelet is for brain cancer, while gold is for childhood cancer and yellow is known as the international color for hope. These cancer awareness bracelets first started out as ribbons and people wore them near their hearts, but wearing bracelets became ideal and more practical while still supporting cancer awareness everywhere.

Other campaigns have sprung from this wherein they also made use of bracelets to allow people to show their support for a common cause. Eventually, there will be other campaigns that will be using this method, but cancer awareness bracelets will always be the first. Hopefully, those other campaigns that will make use of bracelets to let the world know of their mission and to raise awareness will prove to be successful. While rubber bracelets might seem tacky at first, when you get to know the real reason why they are being worn, they will not seem so tacky after all.