It is only fitting to round out breast cancer awareness week with the bow tie brand known for making a difference, BowTie Cause. BowTie Cause is known for making bow ties ($57) for a variety of causes. Proceeds from the sales of the bow ties support the causes and the bow ties themselves draw attention and awareness to the causes they represent. While BowTie Cause does have a breast cancer specific bow tie, it also has a variety of others that support several other types of cancer-related causes.
This bow tie supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and is an original design by Dhani Jones and Kunta Littlejohn, the man behind Dhani’s decision to wear bow ties. The black background is symbolic of the likelihood that Kunta would die from his cancer. The silver represents Kunta’s improvement and the optimism of defeating the cancer. The red blood droplets are the logos of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
LIVESTRONG is quite likely one of the best known cancer-related organizations. It is safe to say that if you are reading this you likely wore a LIVESTRONG bracelet at some point in the last decade. The bow tie is the recognizable yellow of LIVESTRONG and has a bicycle wheel pattern. The wheels aren’t on the bow tie just because of Lance Armstrong’s success in cycling, but also because they are symbolic of bringing people together. Each wheel has numerous spokes that come together at a node in the center.
ProScan is a cause created by former NFL wide receiver Cris Collinsworth that supports women’s health and child development. The fund promotes breast cancer awareness and education, provides access to early detection services and offers support to breast cancer patients throughout the entire process.
Named for Pablo Thrailkill Castelaz, a boy who lost his fight with bilateral Wilm’s Tumor when he was six, Pablove is a cause dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. Pablo loved bow ties and drawing, which were combined to create this bow tie.
Stand Up to Cancer hopes to speed up cancer research so that new therapies and treatments are able to get to patients more quickly and save more lives. Stand Up to Cancer looks to bring the best and the brightest in the cancer community together. Stand Up to Cancer has partnered with MLB all season and you may have seen signage for the organization during broadcasts. As I am typing this there is actually a Stand Up to Cancer commercial on during the World Series.
The Arkansas Prostrate Cancer Foundation has set out to spread prostrate cancer awareness, encourage early detection and fund research for improved prostrate cancer treatment in Arkansas. The bow tie incorporates the orange and blue colors and triangle used in the foundation’s logo.
The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund seeks to improve identification and treatment of ovarian cancer and to find a cure for the disease. The bow tie features a pattern of the fund’s logo on the solid background.
For more information on Bow Tie Cause, check out these past posts: An Interview with BowTie Cause CEO Chad Williamson and BowTie Cause.