Jul 31, 2009
Personalized rubber bracelets are a trendy and inexpensive way to make a statement or to show your support for a charity or cause. They are available in every color imaginable, are resilient and just plain fun to wear.
Sometimes referred to as an awareness ribbon, the popularity of the silicone rubber bracelets began in the early 2000s to demonstrate the wearer’s support of a specific cause. The most recognized bracelet is the yellow Livestrong Wristband introduced by Lance Armstrong in cooperation with Nike to raise cancer awareness.
To date, several foundations and other nonprofit organizations have successfully raised money by selling awareness rubber bracelets for their intended cause. Examples of this are Families of the US troops sporting a camouflage design bracelet to show support of their loved ones, and the pink bracelets to raise breast cancer awareness.
Custom athletic silicone bracelets are a popular way for schools to show pride and support for their team. Church youth groups have had meaningful messages printed on them, and more than once has a “will you marry me” message been imprinted on these.
Of course you don’t have to wear a silicone bracelet for the purpose of making a statement. Just wear them because they’re fun and in style. And since they are inexpensive, you can own one in every color imaginable.
These popular silicone bracelets are durable, comfortable and have become a fashion craze. Available in solid colors, rainbow patterns, swirl designs and with personal messages imprinted on them, they are just right for gift-giving and fund raising. Just don’t forget yourself!