What are the Different Types of Awareness Lanyards?

posted this on May 31, 2016

Using a lanyard has its practical purposes, such as holding on to a work ID or proximity card, but a lanyard can also help you make a social statement. Social awareness is a very important part of 21st century life and there are a variety of causes that people work for and promote, such as curing cancer, saving the planet, and preventing domestic violence. With an awareness lanyard, not only can you keep your ID handy, you can let the world know about the cause that’s closest to your heart. Here are several awareness lanyards that you can choose from to promote your cause.

Awareness Ribbon Lanyards

These lanyards are 36 inches long and are non-breakaway lanyards. They come in packs of 100. Each lanyard is a different color and is imprinted with a pattern of ribbons. Here are some of the colors you can choose from and what each color stands for:

  • Green Ribbon: The environment is obviously one issue associated with green ribbons. Other causes include organ donation and transplant, and aware of Mitochondrial disease, a genetic disorder.
  • Pink Ribbon: Just about everyone has seen one of these ribbons. Pink ribbons stand for breast cancer awareness and are often seen worn by participants of such events as Walk for the Cure and organizations such as the Susan G. Koman Foundation.
  • Purple Ribbon: The purple ribbon is used to promote a variety of causes. These range from curing cancers such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma and pancreatic cancer, as well as promoting awareness of such debilitating illnesses as lupus, epilepsy, and fibromyalgia. Purple ribbons can also be worn to show support for domestic violence victims and to promote religious tolerance.
  • Red Ribbon: This is another popular ribbon and it’s worn to promote AIDS awareness. It can also be worn to show support for victims of vasculitis (an inflammation of the blood vessels) and for awareness campaigns such as Red Ribbon Week, a drug and alcohol abuse prevention effort.
  • White Ribbon: This ribbon, like the purple ribbon, is also worn to foster awareness of the need to prevent domestic violence.

Breast Cancer Awareness LanyardsBreast cancer is a very popular cause these days and if it’s an issue that’s important to you and your organization, you’ll be please to know that, in addition to the pink awareness ribbon lanyard, there are a few other lanyards you can choose from. One of these is a pink OptiBraid breakaway lanyard, which has a slider emblazoned with a pink ribbon. You can also get a flat breakaway lanyard that has either a wide or narrow plastic hook from which to hang your ID card. These lanyards don’t have the awareness ribbon on them, but they’re very pink so people will definitely know which cause you’re supporting. Finally, there are flat, woven lanyards that feature the pink awareness ribbon on both sides of the strap. These are breakaway lanyards that have a steel swivel-hook attachment, and they’re some of the nicest lanyards you can buy. All of these breast cancer awareness lanyards are 36 inches long and are available in boxes of 100.

No matter what cause you’re associated with, an awareness lanyard can not only serve a practical purpose, but it can help the world know what’s important. By wearing an awareness lanyard, you’re showing people that you care.

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