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The Origin Of Breast Cancer Wristbands

The origin of breast cancer wristbands may not be clearly known to many people. With so many wristband fundraisers, it may be somewhat difficult to ascertain what started where and the status of each now. Luckily, breast cancer wristbands are one of the fundraisers that seem to be sticking around and making a statement with each new wrist they grace.

The wristband phenomena started with the yellow cancer wristband worn by Lance Armstrong. Most people are aware of the fight Lance Armstrong had with testicular cancer, primarily because he is a well known athlete that was very open about his diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Once he began wearing the bright yellow wristbands, the trend grew exponentially. Steadfast on the heels of the yellow cancer wristbands were the light pink breast cancer wristbands.

No one really wants to call the baby powder pink wristbands a knock-off of Lance Armstrong’s bracelet, but that would certainly be the impression. However, because they were both dealing with cancer awareness, the replication could be forgiven. Perhaps even faster than the yellow wristbands, the breast cancer wristbands became the new “fad” fundraiser. Everyone wanted a pink wristband to show their support of research and development to fight this deadly disease. Because these became popular on the market about the time other massive breast cancer awareness movements were taking place, it seemed like destiny that they would grow in popularity.

How are breast cancer wristbands doing now? For the most part, sales of the pink bracelets are still strong; however, it is no where close to it was when they first hit the market. This is due to several reasons. One is that the really gung-ho supporters have already bought theirs, their family’s, and all of their friends’ a breast cancer wristband and there is not much of a recurrent market for the items. The second reason is that the wristband market has become so diluted with mass-produced copy-cat versions that no one can keep them all straight. For every color of the rainbow, there is a wristband to support some other cause that has jumped on the bandwagon. In fact, there has probably not been any cause as successful as breast cancer wristbands since this entire thing started. However, people still want to be a part of the wristband movement and look stylish while supporting a worthwhile cause. Because of this, however, you should be very careful when ordering a wristband from a company and be certain it is legitimate and the funds will go to the proper cause.

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Julia Tanner

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