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In the U.S., it’s estimated that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during her life.1 While a cancer diagnosis will turn anyone’s world upside down, our customers have found a few uses for custom breast cancer bracelets to make this life-changing event a bit easier to digest.

October is breast cancer awareness month, so it’s the perfect time to build awareness on this important cause. Providing extra support during a cancer warrior’s battle can make all the difference, so read on for the best ways to use custom silicone wristbands to aid in their journey!

Support

Creating custom breast cancer wristbands can help unite friends and family together as they look for ways to provide support to their newly diagnosed loved one. As Kathleen found, a simple wearable reminder can help you keep loved ones in your heart, mind, and prayers when they’re struggling.

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Providing additional support to a cancer warrior’s circle can help strengthen them throughout the difficult times ahead. Add a personalized hashtag to show your support, and a comforting phrase to help build a mantra of strength and courage. Many customers choose a hashtag with their last name in it for their breast cancer bracelets, such as #SmithStrong. These custom rubber bracelets are often given to the group of individuals supporting the patient’s journey.

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Some examples of common phrases used on breast cancer bracelets for support include: #TeamMadison, #KellyStrong, Cancer Sucks, No One Fights Alone, or phrases such as Sarah’s Warriors. These messages are often accompanied by awareness ribbons, heart clipart, or other graphics from our free art library.


Fundraising

It’s no secret that medical expenses rack up quickly, especially with something aggressive like breast cancer that requires multiple treatments and doctor visits. Joseph, along with many other customers, has found that designing and selling breast cancer awareness bracelets is a great way to build awareness for breast cancer while simultaneously raising funds.

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Whether these funds are designated to help pay for medical bills, support families and individuals in need, or fund additional education and research, custom bracelets are a great choice for a fundraiser due to their affordability and versatility.

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There are many fundraisers that benefit from using custom wristbands. We often hear about events such as races that are held to raise money as well as smaller-scale fundraisers that primarily sell the wristbands. No matter what method you try, it’s easy to create a breast cancer bracelet for the event.

Common phrases to include on fundraising wristbands for breast cancer awareness are: Find a Cure, #IRunForSydney (or other event hashtag or name), or messaging indicating what the funds are being raised for (research, support, etc.).


Motivation & Inspiration

It’s extremely easy to lose hope when life throws a curveball like breast cancer at you. As Cas and her family found, custom cancer bracelets can help provide another source of inspiration and give you hope for the future as you look to your ‘circle of strength’.

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Breast Cancer Bracelets Review - Custom Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets

Everyone has favorite words and quotes that inspire and motivate them when they’re feeling down. Find out the favorite inspirational messages of your loved one and have them engraved on a set of wristbands to show them that no matter what, they are not alone in the fight.

Common phrases to include on inspirational breast cancer bracelets are messages like: Hope, favorite scripture verses, inspirational quotes, and personal messages from loved ones.


Education & Organizational Support

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Supporting your work family during difficult stages of each member’s life is part of what makes your work family a family. Gustavo’s company ordered breast cancer bracelets to do just that, support a coworker in her time of need.

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Businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations often create custom breast cancer bracelets in the fall for educational events to build awareness. How far the cancerous cells have spread at the time of diagnosis is critical, so providing a reminder of how important it is to follow recommended safety precautions and check for abnormalities could be life-changing. This is just one reason why custom breast cancer awareness bracelets are a great addition to an educational event, class, or assembly.

Common phrases to include: breast cancer awareness, supportive phrases, and personalized hashtags like #KendraStrong.


Medical IDs

Whether your loved one is newly diagnosed, receiving regular treatments, or is now cancer-free, having a comfortable medical ID is crucial to ensure proper treatment is received during emergencies. Judy ordered an eye-catching medical wristband for her mom so she could have peace of mind that medical professionals would know her mother’s pre-existing medical conditions in an emergency situation.

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Common info to include on a medical ID bracelet: information about past surgeries, stage of cancer, treatments or medications currently being taken, and any underlying medical conditions that would affect the treatment given.


Gifts & Survivor Bands

Another fan-favorite use for our silicone bracelets is breast cancer gifts for women, typically in the form of gifts for survivors, or remembrance bands. Edith and her sisters wear their wristbands as a tribute to the fight they won and the blessings they’ve received in that victory.

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We offer multiple styles to choose from when designing your custom silicone gift or remembrance bracelet, including our pink awareness ribbon keychain. You can choose from multiple fonts and clipart options for your custom message to create a personal gift or survivor memento.

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Leigh created her custom breast cancer bracelets to show thanks for the support she received during her battle. She loved being able to hand out the wristbands as tokens of her appreciation to her support system for being with her through the thick and the thin of her cancer journey.

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Some of our customers’ favorite phrases to engrave on gifts or survivor bands include: Cancer Warrior, I Beat Cancer, Cancer Free, and survivor hashtags such as #JennyBeatsCancer.


Memorial Bracelets

If you have lost a loved one to breast cancer, you can create bracelets to hand out as memorial favors to help others remember their life and wear as a keepsake. Celebrate the strength they showed and the battle that was valiantly fought to the very end. Alan created a memorial bracelet for that very reason, to remember his best friend and what she means to him.

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The loss of a loved one is irreplaceable. Creating something special to remember them by is one way to help in the grieving process. Wear your memorial bracelet with pride as you remember the amazing person symbolized in it.

A few common phrases to engrave on cancer memorial bracelets include: Never Forgotten, Forever Loved, #ValiantlyFought, Brave, or other personal hashtags and phrases.


With 1 in 8 women (and 1 in 1000 men) being diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, it’s important to find ways to make the situation a bit easier on patients and their families. Custom breast cancer bracelets can be created and used in multiple ways, including support, fundraising, and motivation, to name a few. If you have any questions, please reach out to our friendly customer support team so we can help you create bracelets that you’ll love!

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A mother and son, both battling cancer, recently used Reminderband keychains to boost morale and show appreciation for their support team.

Kristen Worthington and her 14-year-old son, Nikko, were both diagnosed with cancer in 2017, just four months apart. Kristen has stage 2a Breast Cancer and Nikko has stage 4, level 4 high-risk Rhabdomyosarcoma – a rare and extremely aggressive childhood cancer.

Kristen and Nikko do their best to help each other stay positive and strong and find beauty in the people around them who are helping them on their journey.  

They are using keychains they created through Reminderband as small tokens of appreciation to all those supporting them and to help them during their battles.

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In Kristen’s words:

“Nikko and I are continuing to work on healing… in many ways. We are trying to get stronger and are spending time finding a new ‘normal.’  

“A difficult diagnosis of any kind, not just cancer, damages your soul as well as your body. Hearing all the difficult statistics, side effects and prognosis, knowing what tasks you have to go through daily or watching your loved one suffer… hoping for a reprieve of some kind —even a small one. The trauma you experience tears holes in your heart and soul.

“One of the ways we healed is by looking to the kindness that surrounded us: the compassion of the nurses and doctors and staff at the hospital, the compassion of family and friends, the compassion of complete strangers.

“Now that we have completed treatment, we are still working on helping our bodies heal. We are also still trying to help the deep wounds in our souls to heal.

“For two weeks in July, thanks to some very kind people, we were able to go a long way to healing our souls.   At Nikko’s request, we [our family] took a road trip around six western states. And it was magical and healing and beautiful in so many ways; from seeing fireworks over San Francisco Bay on the 4th, to Monterey, LA, Disneyland, and Vegas. So many new experiences, smiles, hugs, walks down memory lane, laughter, happy tears, and more hugs.  

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“We are beyond thankful, not only for the opportunity but also for our improved health that allowed us to go and be free from care for a couple weeks.
We will treasure the memories for a lifetime.”
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You can support Kristen and Nikko here:

https://www.gofundme.com/WorthingtonFamilyHealingFund
https://m.facebook.com/Worthingtonstrong/

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We’re well into October, and if you haven’t seen our social media lately, we’ve been all about showing off our stunning custom silicone bracelets, keychains, and awareness ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

5We’ve been impressed by the creative designs many of our customers have submitted to spread the word about breast cancer awareness, treatments, causes, or a show of support. We’ve also received several emails from our fans telling us about how they’ve used the wristbands to raise money for fundraisers, or just to cheer up a person who really needed it.

We want to make it easier than ever for folks to tell their story or promote a great cause using wristbands with a message. Through the end of October, we’re offering 15% off* any of our products at Reminderband. Just use this code before 10/31/17:  B1CA7M15%Off!-.png

Share your design with a friend and get people talking; it’s a great way to raise money for a cause, and get widespread awareness with an eye-catching design and striking colors. Whether you’re designing a custom wristband for breast cancer, a school fundraiser, or just about anything, you can still take advantage of a great deal! Need yours fast? Ask about our 24-hour wristband delivery option.

 

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Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections, and outreach so women feel supported, empowered and hopeful.

The YSC was founded in 1998 by three women who were each under age 35 at the time of their diagnosis. Discouraged by the scarcity of resources and awareness of young women with breast cancer, so they formed an alliance through which they could make an impact.

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YSC has three charity bike rides each year: one in each of the South, East, and West Coasts. This event, the Tour de Pink (TdP) is “an inspiring three-day charity bike ride, with a one-day option, that raises funds for young women affected by breast cancer.”

These rides are completely equipped with the proper furnishings of bike and motorcycle marshals, vehicle support, and plenty of rest stops. They also have lodging and meals for the three-day riders, who commit to raising $2,500 each.

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Rachel Kelley, a three-day rider in the YSC Tour de Pink West Coast, will be selling the wristbands to contribute to her fundraising efforts. All proceeds from her wristbands will be donated to YSC through her fundraising page, here.

 

For ideas and options on running your own fundraiser with custom wristbands, check out reminderband.com!

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