Awareness Causes Trending in the News
Russia invades Ukraine February 24, 2022February 24, 2022 Russia launched a large scale invasion of Ukraine. The whole world watched as over one million refugees fled from Ukraine within a few days, one of the greatest displacements of Europeans since World War II. Ukrainians sources reported 9,000 Russian soldiers died the first week. Ukrainian President Zelenskyy stated over 2,000 civilians were killed in the first week as they took up arms to defend their nation. Display or wear the
Written by Lisa on March 4, 2022
#MeToo MovementIn October of 2017 the #MeToo hashtag created a national conversation surrounding sexual assault. #MeToo is a movement that supports all survivors of sexual violence and encourages empathy that empowers. 17,700,000 women have been survivors of sexual assault since 1998, according to the founder of the movement, Tarana Burke.
She goes on to share, “#MeToo is essentially about survivors supporting survivors, and it’s really about community healing and community action.”
Display or wear this #METOO Break the Silence rubber wristband to continue the global conversation surrounding sexual violence and let people know they are not alone.
Written by Lisa on June 1, 2018
Wear Orange Weekend Begins June 1Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed in Chicago, at the age of 15, just a week after performing at President Obama’s Inaugural Parade in 2013. Hadiya’s friends and family chose the color orange to honor her and to bring attention to the need for gun violence prevention. Since then orange has become the defining color for the gun violence awareness movement.
Wear Orange Weekend will begin June 1, 2018 with events planned across the country, to show support for gun violence prevention. "Orange is what hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others from harm. Orange is a bright, bold color that demands to be seen. Orange expresses our collective hope as a nation — a hope for a future free from gun violence." More than 90 people are killed and hundreds more are injured every day as a result of gun violence.
Display or wear orange awareness products to show your support for gun violence prevention.
Written by Melissa on May 18, 2018
Remembering the Orlando Shooting VictimsThere are no words to truly capture the devastation felt about the massacre that took place in Orlando on June 12, 2016. Violence, destruction, and taking the life of another are never the answer. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost a loved one. We continue to hope that peace finds its way to overcome hate.
Display or wear black ribbons to express your sorrow or concerns for senseless killings like this most recent event in Orlando.
College Basketball Player with Brain Tumor Dies at 19Mount St. Joseph University student and basketball player Lauren Hill was an incredible inspiration to many. Diagnosed with a brain tumor called a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma after she had accepted an offer from the university to play, Hill began her freshman year practicing with the team. The NCAA moved up the school's schedule to begin November 2nd so she could be healthy enough to play. Her determination and will to keep going has left a great legacy for all those who knew her. Our sincerest condolences to her family and friends. What an incredible inspiration to us all. See all Brain Tumor Awareness products...
Oscars highlight several cause awarenessesDuring acceptance speeches, many Oscar Award Winners included a shout out to the causes most important to them. Actors like Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne portrayed characters living with Alzheimer's Disease and ALS respectively while others brought messages regarding suicide prevention, equal rights and more. Read more...
Millions declare "Je Suis Charlie" in support of freedom of expressionThe tragic events that took place at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France have left millions worldwide standing in solidarity to protect freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of expression. Many have posted "Je Suis Charlie" on social media to use their free speech to stand with the people of France.
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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge goes viral & raises millionsThe amazing outcome of the fun viral Ice Bucket Challenge has resulted in increased awareness and fundraising for ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. What will you do for your cause to raise the same kind of awareness? Read more...
How the loss of one person brings awareness for suicide and mental healthThe shocking death of Robin Williams has opened up conversations about mental health, suicide and substance abuse. Awareness for these three causes are very similar in that they are a little different for both the person living with the issues and the people living around them. Read more...
Memorial exhibit opens to remember Boston Marathon bombingThe first anniversary of the tragic events at last year's Boston Marathon is April 15th. The memorial exhibit, Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial is now open at the Boston Public Library. See all support products.
New statistic shows autism rate is now 1 in 68 childrenAn article from USA Today reports that the latest study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the rate of autism in children has risen from 1 in 88 to 1 in 68. Read More...