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Friday, October 30, 2009

Rubber Bracelets Color Meaning

Red Rubber Bracelets

Red rubber bracelets usually are for HIV AIDS awareness and heart disease prevention. They have a variety of different messages stamped on them depending on the specific cause. They were also used for pro-Bush sentiments before the 2004 election and have been associated with anti-tobacco and smoking campaigns. In addition, after the Red Sox had their World Series victory, Red Sox red rubber wristbands that say "Red Sox Nation" became super popular.

Orange Rubber Bracelets

The orange rubber bracelets usually signify support for Multiple Sclerosis and say "I Will". There are also orange rubber bracelets that represent Tennessee UT basketball team, and other sports teams. Tennessee is notable because their orange rubber bracelets were one of the first take-offs after the Livestrong bracelet got really popular. In addition, The American Cancer Society has release orange rubber bracelets that say, "LiveFree. SmokeFree." in an effort to promote a smoking free lifestyle. Orange wristbands are also used for support of Asperger's syndrome (a syndrome that is kind of like autism), lupus, and self harm (I think this is people who cut themselves).

Yellow Rubber Bracelets
The yellow bracelets support general cancer research. Lance Armstrong originated the trend of rubber support bracelets with his "LIVESTRONG" bracelet and over 28 million have been sold. More info on the LiveStrong bracelets is here.
Yellow also represents support for our troops, like the yellow ribbons, and they say things like "freedom" and "USA" on them.

Green Rubber Bracelets
Green rubber bracelets are usually used to support ecology with messages like "SAVE OUR EARTH" and "PEACE", leukemia and Muscular Dystrophy with the message "I WILL" and organ donor-ship. Sometimes it is used for general cancer support. Lots of the time green just has fun and silly messages. Sometimes the green rubber bracelets glow in the dark.

Blue Rubber Bracelets

Blue rubber bracelets are used for many different causes, in fact, more causes are probably associated with the blue rubber bracelets than any other color. The biggest right now is the campaign to stop bullies that is big in the UK with blue bracelets that say "Beat Bullying"--ironically these bracelets have apparently become targets for bullies! Other blue bracelets represent general cancer research, prostate cancer support, anti-Bush vote 2004 and tsunami relief. Blue is also used for for autism support; usually the autism support bracelets are a dark navy blue. Also, blue represents domestic violence and child abuse prevention. And, there are blue bracelets that support cystic fibrosis research that say "Breathe".

Purple Rubber Bracelets

Purple rubber bracelets are used for many different causes. Some represent general cancer research, others are for autism support. There are purple rubber bracelets that support Cystic Fibrosis research, Fybromyalgia, Lupus and domestic violence. There are also purple bracelets that are for supporting our troops (probably derived from the "purple heart" concept). And, purple wristbands are being used to support Alzheimer's disease with the message "MINDSTRONG" printed on them.

White Rubber Bracelets

White bracelets are sometimes used for general cancer support. They are also often used to support Christian themes and have messages like "Jesus Loves Me" or "WWJD" or right to life messages. In addition, in the UK pairs of black and white bracelets with the messages "Stand up Speak up" are worn together to impart anti-racist sentiments. Also, white bracelets have been used in anti-poverty campaigns, also in the UK.
Also, Lebron James has been wearing matching white Nike Baller ID Bands, one on each arm, which has made the white bracelets popular with basketball fans.

Pink Rubber Bracelets

Pink rubber bracelets signify support for breast cancer research. They have messages such as "Share Beauty Spread Hope", or just "Love" or "Hope" or sometimes "Find a Cure". Target was the first place to make and sell the pink rubber breast cancer support bracelets, but many other organizations have followed suit.

Black Rubber Bracelets

In the UK soccer (football) players have popularized an antiracist message by wearing pairs of black and white rubber bracelets together with the message "Stand Up Speak Up". Black bracelets have also been associated with Melanoma research support and mourning. The "LiveWrong" satirical take-offs to the LiveStrong bracelets were black. In addition, there are a lot of different kinds of black rubber jewelry available with a cool punk 80's twist to it.

Other Rubber Bracelets

There are all kinds of other rubber bracelets now. Including glow in the dark ones that are pretty nifty. There are mixed color rubber wristbands that are sometimes red, white and blue for American pride and supporting our troops, or rainbow colored for gay pride. There are camouflage ones also for supporting our troops and even tie dyed rubber bracelets are out there. There are also multicolored bracelets that have team colors for all major NBA and MLB teams.

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