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Breast Cancer Bracelets | Ideas from Our Customers

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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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 custom 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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Canines-N-Kids Use Reminderbands for Cancer Awareness

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Canines-n-Kids used Reminderband wristbands as a giveaway to participants at their “Paws for a Cure Summit” last summer in Washington, DC, and at their first annual “Two by Four Race Against Childhood & Canine Cancer” in October of 2017, in Brambleton, VA.

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Man’s Best Friend Is A Kid’s Best Friend in Cancer
Most people don’t realize that both children and dogs develop several cancers in common including bone cancer, brain cancer, lymphoma, and leukemia.

Canines-N-Kids Foundation states:  “16,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year.  With only three new kids’ cancer drugs in 20 years, there is little money behind new drugs; only 4% of NIH’s budget goes to pediatric oncology.  Some 4,000,000 dogs in the US are diagnosed with cancer. 50% of all dogs over the age of ten die from their disease and treatment options are limited for man’s best friend.”

Through treating cancer in dogs, we can better learn how to help children with those same cancers.  A cure for one aids in curing the other.

Learn more about a kids’ best friend in cancer and about efforts to raise awareness and funds at www.caninesnkids.org.

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Feature Friday: Canines-N-Kids

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Did you know that kids and dogs develop several cancers in common including bone cancer, brain cancer, lymphoma, and leukemia?
16,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year – with only 3 new kids cancer drugs in 20 years, there is little money behind new drugs- only 4% of NIH’s budget goes to pediatric oncology.
Some 4,000,000 dogs in the US are diagnosed with cancer; 50% of all dogs over the age of 10 die from their disease, and treatment options are limited for man’s best friend.

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Canines-N-Kids has made a unique practice of partnering the two. Treating and researching cancer in dogs can help us to treat children with the same cancers, furthering the effort in the fight against cancer, and developing better treatment options.

The organization will be using wristbands as a giveaway for their “Paws for a Cure Summit” which will be held June 12th in Washington, DC, as well as for their first annual “Two by Four Race Against Childhood & Canine Cancer” on October 1st, in Brambleton, VA. They eventually hope to offer them for purchase on their website. The bands feature their unique design and logo and will help share their message and raise awareness.

Reminderband is happy to feature this awesome organization and their cause.

To find out more, take a look at www.caninesnkids.org or find them on Facebook.

 

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Feature Friday: Team Abri

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Abri was just eight years old when she was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, on September 4, 2015. After a year of brutal treatment and limb salvage surgery, she is now six months in remission.

 

The folks behind supporting Abri, her Team Abri facebook page, and others affected by childhood cancer have designed their very own wristband to spread Abri’s message. This band shares the prayer that she prays every night:

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We love Abri’s message and we wish her and all others facing the devastation of childhood cancer the best of luck!

To learn more about Abri’s story and about others who are battling cancer, head over to their facebook page, here. If you have your own cancer support organization, page, or group, take a look at our resources for all the cancer types and wristbands to find the perfect bracelet or keychain for your cause.

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Until next time!

 

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Which cancers need more funding and awareness? An infographic

We hear a lot of stories at Reminderband of cancer survivors spreading awareness and fundraising for cancer, whether for individual treatment costs or for research. We also hear about a lot of events such as races, benefit dinners, and walkathons to raise money to fight cancer.

In terms of research grants, some cancer gets more funding than others. According to numbers from the American Cancer Society, the breakdown of cancer grants is as follows:

Cancer Grants 2015

According to numbers from the American Cancer Society, the breakdown of cancer deaths is as follows:

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Lung cancer is definitely underrepresented in funding when compared with percentage of cancer deaths — only a small sliver of the whole of cancer funding goes toward lung cancer specifically, while it makes up nearly a quarter of all cancer deaths in the U.S. Pancreatic, kidney, and liver cancers are underrepresented as well.

Individuals tend to fight for a cause that has affected them or loved ones personally, and any awareness or fundraising against cancer is good. Cancer research can overlap too — a development in fighting brain cancer may also help in treating breast cancer, for example. But keep the above data in mind when seeking a new cause or considering need, because some cancers are getting more funding than others.

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National Cancer Prevention Month

In addition to being the home of Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, and President’s Day, did you know that February is also National Cancer Prevention Month?

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Cancer may seem like it strikes randomly and without reason. While anyone can develop cancer, there are some risk factors in your control. Here’s a list of doctor-recommended ways to reduce your risk of getting cancer:

  • Protect yourself from the sun — wear sunscreen, stay in the shade, and don’t use tanning beds.
  • Don’t use tobacco of any type.
  • Eat a healthy diet — one low in fat, high in fruits and vegetables, and drink alcohol only in moderation.
  • Screen early and often. Self-checks and medical exams can help catch cancer early, which increases the likelihood that treatment is successful.
  • Avoid endocrine-disrupting chemicals (such as BPA, parabens and phthalates).
  • Stay physically active and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Get vaccinated against infections such as hep B and C and HPV.

For more information on these and other factors, visit the Mayo Clinic or WHO web sites. Check out cancer awareness bracelets on Reminderband’s web site.

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What are cancer bracelets?

What are cancer bracelets?

You have probably heard of awareness ribbons: symbols in different colors to raise awareness for the battle against certain diseases. For example, the pink ribbon represents the fight against breast cancer. Ribbons were tied on trees or pinned to lapels to bring attention to certain causes.

Nowadays, ribbons aren’t as common. Instead, wristbands, or cancer bracelets, can raise awareness and funds in the same way ribbons do, or just serve as a personal reminder — except they can be worn all the time, and by anyone, no pin necessary.

How are they used?

While all cancer bracelets spread awareness, they have a variety of uses and spread awareness in different ways. Cancer bracelets are worn by both women and men in the battle against cancer to show support for loved ones or as a personal reminder. Cancer bracelets are handed out at awareness events and hospitals and worn by families and survivors. Cancer awareness bracelets are also sold to raise funds for cancer research, pay for medical bills, or fundraise for a related cause.

For example, breast cancer bracelets are handed out at races, sold during October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, or worn by friends and family of a survivor to promote breast cancer awareness.

How can they be made?

With a wide variety of uses, cancer bracelets need to be customizable. Reminderband cancer wristband bracelets can be made with any color, name, message, logo, symbol or art to fit any wrist. There’s no minimum order on Reminderband cancer bracelets, so you can order as few as one or as many as one million bulk custom bracelets.

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Remembering Kassidy

Kassidy Foster was a 12-year-old sixth grader just like any other.  She was a level 7 gymnast at Virginia Techniques Gymnastics and a member of Faith Fellowship Church. Her favorite color was pink and her favorite flowers were roses.  All fairly typical for a 12-year-old American girl.

To the regret of many on Thursday, March 29, 2007, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma – the most common type of bone cancer.  The doctors have found cancerous cells on her right femur near the knee and close to hip hip.  They also found cancerous cells in her chest between my heart and lungs.  All not so typical for such a young and spirited girl.

On April 4 she started chemotherapy. The doctors expected her to need chemotherapy for about 40 weeks and surgery to replace her femur with a rod.  Unfortunately these efforts were in vain.  Kassidy passed away on July 16, 2007 after a long and grueling fight against her cancer.

Though Kassidy’s body has gone, her spirit of selflessness and dedication lives on.  To remember Kassidy and her short legacy family members had small cancer bracelet wrist bands made in her honor. The wristbands help the wearers to remember Kassidy and and try to incorporate in their lives many of the wonderful traits she possessed.