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AIDS Awareness Pins To Recognize World AIDS Day

Awareness_Red_Ribbon_PinsWorld AIDS Day will allow us to take a moment and realize all the different advances and progress that has been accomplished when it comes to HIV prevention and awareness. In the past 3 years there has been significant progress made in the field of HIV, but the work really doesn’t stop there.

It is extremely important to keep the issue of AIDS and HIV in the face of the public. For this reason, it will also be extremely important for people to recognize World AIDS Day with the rest of the world by wearing red ribbons for AIDS. This is to show everyone that you also support this very important movement and the issues that surround it.

Although wearing red ribbon pins are extremely important, there are many ways people like you can help to arouse awareness and concern for this devastating infection. Prevention is only as good as the people that help to bring these issues to the forefront.

Many people may get lax simply because they aren’t hearing news about HIV or AIDS on a daily basis, but the fact is – people are continuing to die from HIV infections, and many of the reasons are completely avoidable.

Like any other epidemic that man has ever had to deal with, it all relies on people to come together over one cause. That cause is to help people understand the enormous ramifications this deadly virus will have if gone un-checked.

World AIDS Day comes around each year on December 1st and this year is no different. Although there are many accomplishments that can be celebrated, there are many defeats that need to be remembered.

With continued effort on your part, more and more people will become aware and those new faces will be able to contribute to this life threatening cause. With the help of ‘people’, vaccines will become available just as they had when the measles, smallpox, and polio ravaged humans at will.

People will one day be able to use these important vaccines for protection in the hopes that one day, more advanced vaccines or cures are found. As stated before, this doesn’t happen at the hand of one person, this type of help takes ‘people’ – people like you, your family, and your friends. If you really want to become involved in something extremely special, and something that can really make a difference in your life as well as others, take some time this December 1st and wear red ribbon pins for AIDS, and join with the rest of the world to recognize World AIDS Day. is a manufactures of Awareness Ribbon Pins and Custom Lapel Pins of the highest quality and offers free artwork with your order. For more information please call (888) 720-2115.

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Suicide Prevention Pins To Support National Survivors Of Suicide Day

It is estimated that 30,000 people commit suicide annually, effecting up to seven million lives. In order to raise awareness many are wearing yellow awareness pins in the days leading up to, and around National Survivors of Suicide Day. The use of these suicide prevention pins helps to create awareness for the cause, in hopes of dramatically dwindling the annual numbers of those lives lost by their own hands.

National Survivors of Suicide Day always falls on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, making it November 19th this year. Suicide numbers tend to increase as the holiday seasons approach. Many become extra lonely and depressed, urging on their suicidal tendencies. This is the ideal time to reach out.

It is estimated that every 40 seconds someone in the world dies by suicide, which leaves all of their friends and family to try to make sense of it and understand what went wrong. Many will blame themselves, many will blame others, regardless of the blame they’re all left saddened and confused.

With the increase in bullying problems and the economic troubles of the world, both teens and adults alike are left with thoughts of ending their life. All it takes is one person to reach out and save them. Just one person to show some care and concern.

yellow ribbonWearing yellow suicide awareness pins can convey to others that suicide is a large problem and one that needs to be addressed. Wear your yellow pin everywhere, every day, and explain to those who ask, and those who don’t know what it represents. The more people who are aware of the problem, the more people who can reach out to those in need.

This is the 13th year of the National Survivors of Suicide Day, and each year more and more people is getting involved. The more that become involved the more of an impact they can make on those who need our help.

The National Survivors of Suicide Day isn’t just to remember those who have died or to prevent future suicides, but it is also to help friends and family members of victims to mourn, cope, and be able to move on with their lives. Though no one ever forgets their loved one, they do need to return to some sense of normalcy after the suicide of a loved one.

Everyone has been touched by suicide, even if not directly. Whether is a friend or family member to has taken their own life or to even just reading about a suicide in the paper. We can all agree that suicide is preventable and we can all make a difference. Reach for your yellow awareness pin and spread the word about National Survivors of Suicide day, you will help save a life and improve one already touched by suicide. is a manufacturer of Custom Lapel Pins and Awareness Ribbon Pins of the highest quality and offers free professional artwork with your order. For more information please call (888) 720-2115.

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Red Awareness Pins To Celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Awareness_Red_Ribbon_Heart_Each October, schools recognize the oldest and largest campaign designed to prevent young people from using drugs.  While the exact dates of the celebration vary each year, many people understand the importance of these days in a larger campaign to prevent substance abuse.

The week serves as a way for communities and people everywhere to take a stand against substance abuse and the destruction it brings to children, lives, homes, and communities.  Each person who participates in the celebration makes a personal commitment to stay free of substance abuse and work toward a drug-free United States.  The week also celebrates the life of DEA Special Agent Enrique Camarena who was killed by a Mexican drug cartel as he fought to keep drugs out of our country and protect our children.

The life and untimely death of Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena serves as the inspiration for the red ribbon campaign.  Agent Camarena was raised in a very poor home, but he dreamed of making a difference.  As he grew, he attended college, proudly served in the US Marine Corps, and served as a Police Officer.  He decided to join the US Drug Enforcement Administration, a move which his family tried to talk him out of.  He told his mother, “I can’t not do this, I’m only one person, but I want to make a difference.”  He was sent to work in an undercover assignment in Mexico, investigating a dangerous and well-connected drug cartel.  On February 7, 1985, as Agent Camarena left his office to join his wife for lunch, five men forced him into a car.  His body was found a month later.

After the tragedy, friends and Congressman Duncan Hunter launched Camarena Clubs in California, where Camarena was raised.  Club members promised to lead drug-free lives as a way to honor Camarena and others who had died in the drug wars.  Club members also began wearing red satin ribbons as a way to memorialize him.

The Red Ribbon Week remains as one of Agent Camarena’s most important legacies, helping to preserve his memory and continue his work against illegal narcotics.

By wearing a red ribbon during the last week of October, people everywhere can show their support for an America free of the scourge of narcotics.  In many areas, the traditional red awareness ribbon is still worn at schools, businesses, and community events.

For others, wearing red ribbon pins is a way to celebrate red ribbon week throughout the year.  Awareness pins have been a popular way to show support for different causes for many years.  Many people enjoy wearing a pin because it is a very simple way to show support for an important cause.  On the other hand, some organizations choose to sell pins as a way to raise money for their campaigns, and some schools distribute red ribbon pins to faculty and students as a lasting way to show their commitment to a drug free world.  Awareness ribbon pins are instantly recognizable as standing for something important, and there are few things more important than protecting the future of our children by eliminating substance abuse. is a manufacturer of Custom Lapel Pins of the highest quality and offers free artwork with your order. For more information please call (888) 720-2115 or visit

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Raising Ovarian Cancer Awareness: Teal Ribbons Pins To Support The Cause

Ovarian cancer accounts for almost 3% of all cancers among women. It is the ninth most common cancer and fifth most common cause of cancer-related death in women. This type of cancer can be cured, though it may not always be that easy. To show support for the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which is being celebrated on the month of September each year, there are so many kinds of activities that you could do to participate.

One of the easiest ways for you to show your support include wearing teal ribbon pins, teal silicone wristbands or teal awareness charms during the month of celebration. By displaying awareness pins, for example, you will spread the word and awareness about this disease to people who don’t have a clue about it. The more people aware of ovarian cancer and its symptoms, the more successful the celebration will be. One of the main objectives of the awareness campaign, it’s to educate women to recognize warning signs, therefore, the cancer can be detected at an early stage before it gets worse increasing the chances of defeating it.

Why the color teal? Well, just like breast cancer with its pink ribbon and AIDS with its striking red color, teal is considered as the official color of ovarian cancer and is also the color for Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. During September, those who are directly affected by the cancer and those who are not directly affected but may have a loved one suffering, are the most celebrated. In addition, a lot of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and health authorities will be playing their role by organizing educational events at public places and setting up health and information booths to spread more awareness to the public.

Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly of women cancers. For 2010, it was estimated that 21,880 women in the United States alone would be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and at least 13,850 would died from this disease. It’s everyone’s responsibility to help raise more awareness, and aside from showing personal support by wearing the teal colored accessories, there are many kinds of events which can be organized to raise awareness or to raise funds. Among the events that could be organized for the cause include a tea party plus an ovarian cancer talk or seminar, or a public auction to help raise funds. Funds recollected are usually used on research to develop better screaming methods or to improve treatments. is a manufacturer of Custom Lapel Pins of the highest quality and offers free artwork with your Awareness Ribbon Pins order.

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Friday, July 8th, 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.” – -

To learn more about the history of Child Abuse Prevention Month and to get important information and resources please visit

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 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.

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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

Oscars 2011 – Mark Ruffalo’s Lapel Pin

Making a statement via lapel pin is still very much in vogue.

Mark Ruffalo and a few others donned waterdrop-shaped blue lapel pins
to represent efforts to fight for clean water in the face of modern-day
energy extraction techniques, which can contaminate nearby water
supplies. (The controversy over what’s known as “fracking” for natural
gas was the subject of the nommed feature docu “Gasland.”)

Ruffalo recently co-founded with other activists,
and said he was motivated “because I live smack dab in the middle of
gasland in upstate New York.” He found himself “mortified by the
conditions people are living in with contaminated wells, and they can’t
drink water out of their faucets.” ” – Variety -

To see the pin, visit OMG Yahoo.

Custom pins are a fantastic way to spread the word and raise awareness. They can be personalized with any message that you would like and since they have a lot of exposure everybody will see your message or will know about your crusade.

Most likely, awareness ribbon pins are the most popular ones but actually any cause can be promoted through custom lapel pins.

We congratulate Mark Ruffalo’s initiative. Besides his support to the cause, he demonstrated his commitment by wearing the pin in such important event as the Oscars.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011