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Charity and Awareness Shoelaces
Charity and Awareness Shoelaces

Ever noticed a group of people wearing the same color shoelaces? They're most likely part of a charity fundraiser or awareness campaign. Find out what the different colors represent, or better still, show your support by buying some shoelaces.

Charity / Fundraiser Shoelaces
Lace Up For Bones = National Osteoporosis Society (UK)

Lace Up For Bones is a fundraising and awareness campaign of the National Osteoporosis Society in the UK. Swap these orange laces into your footwear, photograph them during weight-bearing exercise and post the pics via your favourite social media using the hashtag: #laceupforbones. Funds raised will help the three million people in the UK who have osteoporosis.


Ed's Lace = Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Ed's Lace is a fundraising and awareness campaign of the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) Association in the UK. One end of the shoelace is cut to allow it to fray, representing the progressive nature of PSP and CBD. Funds go towards helping those living with PSP and funding research into the cause, treatment and eventually a cure.


#laceitup = Youth Off The Streets

#laceitup is an initiative of Youth Off The Streets, a grassroots organisation that started in Sydney, Australia, 20 years ago, to help young people who are homeless, abused or suffering from addiction. Funds go towards providing accommodation, counselling, education and rehabilitation.


Tie It Teal = Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance

Tie it Teal is an ovarian cancer awareness campaign launched in Sep-2012 by the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) to spread awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer and to show support for women and families impacted by the disease. Funds go towards ovarian cancer research and programming.


Haller = Community development in East Africa

Lime Green Laces is a fundraising campaign that helps develop communities in East Africa. Funds raised go towards an integrated set of programmes in water, farming, education, health, alternative energy and nano-enterprise.


DetermiNation = American Cancer Society

DetermiNation is a fundraising and awareness campaign of the American Cancer Society that encourages people to participate in a marathon or triathlon and to make their personal victory a triumph over cancer.


Wear the Laces = Special Olympics

Wear the Laces is a fundraising and awareness campaign for Special Olympics, which provides year-round sports training for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.


Lace Up Save Lives = Fight AIDS in Africa

Lace Up Save Lives is part of the broader (PRODUCT)RED fundraising and awareness campaign in the global fight against AIDS in Africa. All proceeds from the sale of Nike Red shoelaces go to the Global Fund.


Zaidee's = Organ and Tissue Donation

Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation is a fundraising and awareness campaign for organ and tissue donation in Australia. The foundation is in memory of Zaidee Turner, who died suddenly at the age of seven, and who became the only child in Victoria under the age of sixteen to donate her organs in that year.


Walk for Life Groningen = Cancer

Walk for Life Groningen (in The Netherlands) organises runs for fundraising, with the proceeds going to cancer research and the social effects of this disease for young people (18 - 28 years).


Do you have a fundraising and/or awareness program that involves shoelaces? Send me the details plus suitable images (or better still, send me a sample) and I'll be happy to include it on this page. Contact Ian

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