Made popular in the United States during the summer of 2004, the yellow LIVESTRONG custom silicone band is part of an effort to raise awareness and funds for testicular cancer. It is a prime example of how a simple fashion accessory can become such an effective marketing and awareness tool.
Custom silicone bands can be used for fundraising, as a promotional tool, as a fashion object—whatever your creativity can dream up. A common use, as one might imagine is cancer awareness and raising funds for cures. Expanding upon the goals and purpose of the original LIVESTRONG custom silicone band, it sells both individually and in packs of 10, 100 and 1,200 in an effort to raise $25.1 million for the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The organization achieved this target within 6 months. To date, there have been 80 million LIVESTRONG bracelets sold.
With results like that, it is no wonder that custom silicone wristbands remain a top promotional performer. Made with 100% high-quality rubber, custom silicone wristbands are waterproof and extremely resistant to daily wear and tear. Of all wristbands available, custom silicone wristbands offer unparalleled comfort.
Custom silicone wristbands will help you achieve your goals for fundraising, charity, branding campaigns, and more. There are many ways to create a unique bracelet with a message, logo or both. Following is a list of customizing options:
- Emboss only
- Emboss and print
- Deboss only
- Deboss and print
- Print only
There is an unlimited choice of colors for the custom silicone wristbands themselves, as well as unlimited color choices for imprinting. If you need a multi-color background or multi-color printing, it’s no problem, you can get it. You can even get custom silicone wristbands that will glow in the dark.
All of these options enable you to add your own images and messages in a distinctive way. In addition to fundraisers and branding campaigns, you can also use custom silicone wristbands for various occasions, including giveaways at trade shows, school organizations, local sports teams, and so on. As an example, maybe the local high school’s football team desperately needs new uniforms, but funding for the football program was cut, making the purchase unattainable. The team, cheerleaders and pep squad could start their fundraising efforts by hosting a car wash. For each donation of $2, people receive a custom silicone wristband.
Perhaps the custom silicone wristband has the school mascot and logo imprinted on, along with a website where people can meet the team and make more donations. Again, when someone makes a donation on the website, they receive a custom silicone wristband.
Pretty soon, more and more people around town are wearing the custom silicone wristbands for the high school football team. People not associated with the school may start catching glimpses of the fashionable wristbands around town and start asking questions. If they have an interest in supporting local kids in sports, they may just check out the website, make a donation and start wearing their own custom silicone wristband. Computer savvy donators might take things another step further and start posting links on social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter. By sharing the football team’s story, more donations come in and more people are wearing the school’s custom silicone wristbands. Pretty soon the story has spread beyond township borders and before you know it, the football team has raised enough funds to make their new uniforms purchase.
Another scenario may have nothing to do with raising funds, but awareness. Maybe the cheerleading team and pep squad wants to grow the football team’s fan base and increase attendance at school games. They could take similar steps as the fundraising efforts described above, but focus less on donations.
Custom silicone wristbands are a highly fashionable and trendy way to bring awareness to any cause or build branding for any organization. They are desirable because they are lightweight and comfortable to wear, plus the color choices are unlimited. You can pick what best suits your organization.
Custom silicone wristbands have proven their effectiveness for fundraising and promotional campaigns. They can make an impact on the entire world—as the yellow LIVESTRONG custom silicone wristbands has. They can also make an impact on a small community. Whatever your goals, custom silicone wristbands can help you achieve those goals. They may even take you beyond what you dreamed possible.