Each color of awareness rubber bracelets holds a particular meaning. It is recommended to follow the awareness bracelet color guide in producing your own bracelets.
White Colored Bracelets
White wristband is commonly used for Christian purposes. Christian religious groups distribute white rubber wristbands to gather support. The bracelets usually come with imprinted inspirational messages like the ones about life and peace. There are anti-racist groups that also use the white with black bracelets to get their message across.
Red Colored Bracelets
Red is usually associated with love or romance and there are couples who wear matching red wristbands to symbolize their affection for each other. When it comes to rubber bracelets red is the favorite color to raise awareness for heart disorders, HIV and AIDS, and diabetes. The red wristband is also use to raise funds for tsunami victims.
Yellow Colored Bracelets
The yellow colored bracelet has risen to popularity when Lance Armstrong, champion cyclist and cancer survivor, used it for his cancer organization. The main purpose of the bracelet, with imprinted words “Live Strong”, is gather support for Armstrong’s cancer organization. Today, there are a lot of cancer patients and survivors as well as their loved ones who wear the bracelets to continuously express their support and make other people aware of it too.
Blue Colored Bracelets
The blue rubber bracelets are used to show support for people who have cystic fibrosis. There are organizations that use the blue bracelets for several other causes. Blue is also the favorite choice of the groups that are against child abuse and domestic violence.
Pink Colored Bracelets
Women who suffer from breast cancer and the survivors of the said cancer wear pink colored bracelets to show their support. The pink colored bracelets were popularized by Avon to show the company’s drive to raise awareness and support for breast cancer. The company is known for manufacturing women products and has always been prioritizing the welfare of women. Breast cancer is rampant in women, although there are men who also suffer from breast cancer.
Green Colored Bracelets
People who want to show support for environmental conservation wear green rubber bracelets. Green has always been associated with nature. It is only natural for the bracelets that aim to spread awareness about protecting nature to adapt the same color that’s associated with nature. The green colored bracelets are also used for organ donation and cancer support.
Orange Colored Bracelets
Orange colored wristbands are used to show support for a variety of causes, such as Asperser’s Syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and lupus. The color is also used by the American Cancer Society for their anti-smoking drive. The wristbands also remind each one to live a smoke free life.
Purple Colored Bracelets
The purple wristband was originally used for supporting sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease. The bracelet has “Mind Strong” imprinted on it. The purple wristband is often confused with pink wristband, which does not share the same cause as the purple bracelet. When the 9/11 attack happened, the purple bracelet is also used to show support for the victims of the attack, including the firefighters and members of the police force.
The marbled bracelets are used for a variety of reasons, and they usually attract undivided attention. Men and women wear them and they can easily pass as a fashion accessory. The most common is green or red marbled bracelet, although you can use any color you prefer.
The camouflaged wristbands are popular among members of the military. They use the bracelets when supporting recruitment in the army. The wristband is created using at least three colors. They somehow give the wearer a boost of self-confidence.
Rainbow Ribbon Wristbands
The rainbow represents different colors in the same streak. The gay, lesbian, transsexual, and bi-sexual community aims to seek equal rights and move down the same path or streak as everyone else.
There are other colors that might have a particular meaning to the organization or company. The meanings are usually written on the bracelet and it is up to the recipients to spread the words on the rubber bracelets and associate the color to a particular cause or reason.