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Most Popular Breast Cancer Awareness Products

Roughly, 1 in 8 American women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. In 2010 alone, it was estimated that more than 200,000 new, female cases of breast cancer (invasive) would be diagnosed in the United States. Men, unfortunately, are not exempt from the disease. Nearly 2000 men were expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.

There are a variety of ways in which people can bring awareness to this potentially deadly disease. Buying, wearing and using breast cancer awareness products are amongst the very best ways to do so. Below, we have listed 10 terrific breast cancer awareness products. This obviously isn’t an exhaustive list but it’s a collection of some of the very best items of this type.

1. Breast cancer pins – You’ve likely seen these pink ribbon pins worn by those who support breast cancer awareness. These pins are small and cute and go well with everything. They can be worn to work, while out and about and at breast cancer, specific events.

2. Pink ribbon stickers: Who doesn’t like stickers? They’re small in size but their messages can be powerful. When thinking about stickers, vinyl stickers is the alternative to go, they are more durable and can also be placed outdoors, for instance on car bumpers or windows.

3. Pink ribbon charms: Charms are stylish way to bring attention to breast cancer. They can be placed on both bracelets and necklaces.

4. T-shirts: T-shirts are one of the more popular types of breast cancer awareness products. Today, many of the messages printed on these shirts are extremely creative, fun and even a bit exaggerated at times.

5. Mugs: For avid tea and coffee drinkers, mugs are a great way to silently promote breast cancer awareness.

6. Pink ribbon nail jewels: These are really cool. Pink ribbon nail jewels are decorative, fun and a great way to share the message of breast cancer awareness.

7. Breast cancer awareness terry cloth wristbands: Terrycloth wristbands are great for people who enjoy running or working out. Available in hot-pink and emblazoned with the famous, pink ribbon, these are both cute and functional.

8. Woven mini tote bags: Tote bags get a lot of mileage, ensuring that the message of breast cancer awareness travels as far as the person carrying it does.

9. Breast cancer survivor pink bangle key rings: Key rings are an easy way to bring awareness to breast cancer and its life threatening effects.

10. Hope flags: Place a pink ribbon hope flag outside your home and bring breast cancer awareness to your neighbors and passer-bys. Perhaps they and those they love will be reminded to be proactive about their breast health.

From cell phone accessories to apparel and jewelry, nowadays, the variety of breast cancer awareness products that you can find in the market is huge and it will depend on your personal taste and preferences which one you decide to use to show your support for the cause.

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Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Breast Cancer Pins To Raise Awareness

pink ribbon pinBreast cancer pins and other awareness products have become very popular in recent years.  This is due in part to a growing trend of items “for a cause,” with proceeds often donated to research foundations or charitable organizations.

Pink ribbon pins, t-shirts, pink handbags and other breast cancer awareness goods are also popular due to the overwhelming number of lives this life-threatening illness touches.  The National Cancer Institute estimates that 1 in 8 women will suffer from breast cancer at some point in their lives, leaving families, friends and communities to come together in support of the women they love.

Not only do breast cancer pins show support for the struggles of women suffering from this illness, they also support research and other programs dedicated to breast cancer.  This includes the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (or BCRF), a charity devoted to prevention and cure of the disease.  The BCRF promotes the famous pink ribbon pin, and other goods that display the pink ribbon logo associated with breast cancer awareness.  Jewelry, clothing, personal care items and a large quantity of other supportive products are also offered by companies that have relationships with BCRF, which pledge donations to the foundation in exchange for purchase.

pink heart pinBreast cancer awareness pins are also sold and distributed by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the United States’ largest organization devoted to breast cancer. This organization is also responsible for the “Race for the Cure” fundraising events. For this reason, they also sell several types of athletic clothing and sporting goods emblazoned with the pink ribbon.  While the pink ribbon pin is perhaps the best-known type of breast cancer pin, there are also several other varieties sold.  For example, the Komen Foundation also sells its own custom lapel pins for breast cancer awareness, including enamel pins featuring the charity’s name.

Since breast cancer pins and other “pink ribbon” items are generally sold by charitable organizations, much of their purchase price is donated directly to supporting breast cancer programs.  For example, the BCRF uses 90% of all monies collected by the charity to fund breast cancer research and awareness programs, with only 10% going to production of goods, printed materials, salaries and other administrative costs.  High percentages are also typically donated by companies who have partnerships with breast cancer charities, such as Baccarat, Swarovski and Sephora.  Put simply, breast cancer pins and similar items allow more people to make meaningful contributions to breast cancer research and awareness, even if they don’t feel like they’re financially able to donate directly.

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Awareness Ribbon Pins To Bring Attention To Your Cause

Wearing awareness ribbon pins to draw attention to a specific cause has become increasingly popular among people of all ages.  Traditionally, yellow ribbons denoting a family member’s service in the military were the first examples of bringing attention to a cause by wearing an awareness ribbon.  However, as more people look for an elegant way to draw attention to the issues that concern them most, a growing number of awareness ribbon pins are available. Awareness ribbon pins are a great choice for people who want to distribute or sell the pins as a way to raise money for a specific cause.  Choosing a pin that is brightly colored will help you bring attention to your cause, and can be purchased from distributors who can create almost any color or pattern you can imagine.  If the cause you want to support doesn’t already have a color of ribbon associated with it, you can create one that represents your group.  The following is a list of some of the traditional awareness ribbon pin colors and the causes they are associated with:

  • Pink Ribbon- Most often used as cancer awareness pins, specifically breast cancer awareness, pink is also associated with other causes related to women’s health.  Pink ribbons are sometimes worn by mothers who have given a child up for adoption to demonstrate their support of the adoption process.  Pink awareness ribbon pins are also associated with childhood cancer awareness.
  • Yellow Ribbon- As the first color to be associated with awareness ribbon pins, the yellow ribbon remains an important way for families and others to show their support for soldiers.  Other causes represented by the yellow ribbon include suicide prevention, adoptive parents, bladder cancer, the “Amber alert” program, and endometriosis.  A pale yellow ribbon is used to represent spine bifida, and a yellow ribbon with a heart denotes a person who has been left behind after a family member commits suicide.
  • Red Ribbon- The red awareness ribbon pin is used to show support for the fight against HIV and AIDS, but can also denote support for heart disease and stroke and several other diseases.  The red ribbon is also used by the organizations MADD and DARE and in the fight against substance abuse.
  • Blue Ribbon- The blue ribbon is used to show support for numerous causes, including the elimination of drunk driving, child abuse prevention, victims of hurricane Katrina, and several types of cancer.  Different shades of blue are also used, such as dark blue to represent victim’s rights and water-related causes.

Other ribbon colors and their meanings can be found by searching online.  Creating custom lapel pins that you can use as giveaways or sell as fundraising efforts is a great way to raise awareness of your cause.  These pins are popular among people of all ages, and both men and women wear them to show support for their causes.

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and it’s time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and create strong communities to support children and families.

Blue Ribbons have become a symbol of awareness for child abuse prevention month.

“In 1989, the Blue Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse began as a Virginia grandmother’s tribute to her grandson who died as a result of abuse. She tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car as a way to remember him and to alert her community to the tragedy of child abuse. The Blue Ribbon Campaign has since expanded across the country, and many wear blue ribbons each April in memory of those who have died as a result of child abuse. In other communities, special fundraisers are held to support prevention activities and treatment facilities for victims, and candlelight vigils are held as a remembrance. Most recently, the focus has shifted to a more positive message of celebrating “blue ribbon” individuals, organizations, and communities that have done much to prevent child abuse and neglect.” – Childwelfare.gov -

To learn more about the history of Child Abuse Prevention Month and to get important information and resources please visit http://www.childwelfare.gov/

Awareness ribbon pins are an effective and economical way to raise awareness in your community about any cause you would like to support. They can be distributed among your friends or at events, conferences and health fairs. By wearing a lapel pin you’re showing your concern and commitment and playing an important role in the task of raising awareness and spreading the word for your cause.

Sienna Pacific store carries a variety of colors and styles of awareness pins and silicone bracelets that may work perfect for your project. On the other hand, if you would like to make your awareness pins customized  with a special message or name visit www.lapelpinsdirect.com or call (888) 720- 2115.

 

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Lapel Pins in Action: Lilies for Lillie Campaign

I would like to share this story to illustrate how lapel pins can be a valuable addition to any fundraising effort.

The Lilies for Lillie campaign was created by Gord Delaney in memory of his mother Lillie in 2003.

“Lilies for Lillie has raised $250,000 and sold over 55,000 lapel pins over the past seven years and that is truly amazing” says founder Gord Delaney. “The support from the business community and communities around the province is always inspiring. Often times I walk by somebody wearing a LFL lapel pin and I cannot help but smile and think it’s pretty neat that somebody who never met my mother is helping me remember her and celebrate her life.” – The Telegram -

For this year fundraising, Lilies for Lillie has set the goal to raise $ 50,000 that will be equally split and donated to Daffodil Place, Heart and Stroke Foundation and the K-Rock Children’s Trust Fund.

Visit www.lflhome.com for more information.

Every time I read about this kind of stories, I’m amazed for the capacity of some people to turn around, what is maybe a sad moment or a bad experience, to a magnificent effort to help others and moreover to get the entire community involve in the process.

Custom lapel pins can help your fundraising drive Sometimes, it’s easier to ask for donations if we can give something in exchange, like a pin for example. By including awareness pins in your campaign you’re not only making things easier for the volunteers to ask for contributions, but also, spreading the word about your cause. Anyone wearing your lapel pins will become your ambassadors!

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Friday, March 18th, 2011

Canadian Cancer Society – Daffodil Lapel Pins To Raise Awareness

April is Daffodil Month!

For this year annual spring fundraising campaign, the Canadian Cancer Society is replacing daffodil live flowers with yellow daffodil lapel pins.

The decision was made with the idea that lapel pins can be worn on clothing all day and create more awareness. While a bouquet of live flowers is beautiful, a person can’t walk around with it all day. On the contrary, lapel pins can be worn by anyone on t-shirts, jackets, suits, etc.

“Funds raised through the sale of daffodils enable the cancer society to fund excellence in research on all types of cancer and advocate for healthy public policy, promote healthy lifestyles to help prevent and
reduce cancer risk, provide information about cancer and support people living with cancer.” – Chatam Daily News -

“The daffodil pin is to be worn as a symbol of courage and support in honour of cancer survivors, loved ones and friends currently on a cancer journey. When you wear a daffodil pin throughout the month of April, you are uniting behind everyone living with cancer in Oxford.” – Ingersolltimes -

For more information go to Canadian Cancer Society.

Custom lapel pins can be a very good ally for any cause. They can be sold to raise money and since they’re easy to wear everybody will be displaying them showing their support and spreading the word. If you’re planning to drive a fundraising campaign, you may want to consider lapel pins as part of your crusade.

For stock lapel pins, please visit our online store where we carry awareness pins in a variety of colors and you can have them delivery immediately.

And if you’re looking for something more personalized we can also help in your project. With custom made pins you can choose your own unique design and a special message can be included.. Please visit Lapel Pins or call (888) 720-2115.

 

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Ribbon Lapel Pins To Raise Awareness About Childhood Cancer

According to Childcan, a organization in the Southwestern Ontario area that helps children and their families cope with the diagnosis of cancer; 10,000 Canadian children are living with cancer today and about 1,500 are diagnosed each year.

Childhood cancer survivor Stephanie Simmons of London, Ont., has launched a national campaign to raise awareness of childhood cancer in Canada.

As part of the campaign, gold ribbon lapel pins and vehicle magnets are going to be sold and all the profits will be used on research with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for this mortal disease.

“What drives research and what drives ultimately finding a cure, it’s awareness and, I hate to say it, money,” he said.
“The more people know about these lesser known cancers, the better chance these kids have of having a fighting chance.” - The Sun Times -

Anyone, who is affected by any form of cancer, comprehends the importance of raising awareness and funds to find a cure. Fundraising is comprised of a variation of components, such as an event, lapel pins and a contagious viral marketing campaign.  At the end, awareness ribbon pins are symbols, emblemizing donor’s contribution to the critical cause: a final cure for cancer!

If you are part of a charity that you think could be helped by the addition of cancer awareness ribbon pins that are able to carry your message, please contact us today and learn more about our custom made lapel pins. Once you make the call we will help you to decide which option is right for you and your charity’s message. Call us toll free (888) 720-2115.

Or to visit our online store go to Stock Lapel Pins.

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Tuesday, March 8th, 2011