If you are looking for carcinoid awareness pins, bracelets, car magnets, calendars, tote bags and more, there are many wonderful choices. At the Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network (CCAN) Zebra Store, you can order zebra-striped bracelets and pins, an adorable stuffed zebra, and more. CCAN accepts PayPal and online credit card payments. To view the items for sale, click here: http://www.carcinoidawareness.org/#/the-zebra-store/4514812735.
Monica’s Bracelet, created in memory of Monica Warner, is a sterling silver bangle bracelet that has an awareness ribbon in a zebra pattern and a cleverly hidden clasp. It is available in four wrist sizes and can be custom ordered in 14K gold. 10% of all sales of Monica’s Bracelet will be donated to The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation. Enter the Zebra Room at the Barking Zebra website, www.barkingzebra.net, to view the awareness bracelets and pins. New on the site is the Floradora, a superbly themed and crafted bracelet with silver-colored antique charms. The bracelet is also available in gold tones. According to Suzi Garber, owner of the website, “10% of this sale will be donated to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation in honor of their dedication to the ‘zebras’ of the world.” Click here to enter the Zebra Room:. Visit the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation’s web page, Show Your Stripes, for additional awareness pins and a car magnet.
Why the zebra as the symbol for carcinoid/NETs? In medical school, doctors are taught, “If you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.” This phrase captures the philosophy that it is generally more productive to look for common rather than unusual causes for disease. However, for the 25 million Americans who suffer from an “orphan” disease (affecting fewer than 200,000 people) getting a diagnosis can be an overwhelming undertaking.
Bringing about greater awareness of carcinoid cancer and neuroendocrine tumors is extremely important both for the public and the medical community. You can help by Showing Your Stripes.