The Breast cancer awareness is the programme to inculcate the knowledge of breast cancer in common man which in turn can decrease the fear of cancer. They are also educated on the symptoms and the treatment for the disease. The symbol for breast cancer awareness is the Pink ribbon. The month of October is considered as the month of National Breast Cancer Awareness. The first awareness bracelet in pink color was brought out in 1996.
The main aim of the breast cancer awareness bracelets is to have a place without breast cancer. The more the awareness is created the number of people suffering from breast cancer shall survive. There are wristbands made of sporty, stretchy silicone bands. It is not only women who are prone to breast cancer; even men can develop breast cancer. There are rare cases of breast cancer in men, but it is possible. Pink and Blue bracelets are available to increase the awareness of breast cancer in men. These bracelets are handmade which has silver and pink and blue crystals.
Another type of Breast cancer awareness bracelets available is in glittering pink stones with pink enamel ribbons. There are Turkish beads bracelets available which spread awareness of Breast cancer. Pink being the most chosen color for breast cancer awareness, the beads is made of polymer clay with 6mm silver plated beads. This bracelet is the favorite of small girls, teenagers and ladies. Bracelets are made from freshwater pearls which has an addition of pink crystals and silver plated beads. There are bracelets with messages engraved on it like 'Life', 'Find a Cure' and 'Believe'; these bracelets are in heart shape with various messages for the common man.
Earlier the bracelets used to come in pink color but nowadays there are varieties of bracelets available with messages embossed on it providing more awareness on the breast cancer. These bracelets also work as jewelry as they are made from pearls, silver, cat's eye etc. The proceeds from the sale of these bracelets have given a helping hand to many people. The trust selling these bracelets uses this money for providing free mammogram, first aid treatments to the patients who cannot afford the treatment. The costs of these bracelets are very affordable to the common man. Besides bracelets; wristbands are also available. They are also targeted to give awareness to the people on prevention of breast cancer. The more you spread the awareness; the lesser the disease shall spread.