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How Can We Help To Raise Breast Cancer Awareness?

pink heart pinBreast cancer affects one in eight women in the US. In 2010 alone, a quarter of a million women were diagnosed with breast cancer. Twenty-five percent of those women will die. But grim statistics don’t tell the whole tale. There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic, and plenty of ways to show your optimism!

That’s why this October its time to support the cause. Breast cancer awareness and research lead to longer lives for your friends and family, and that’s worth supporting!

So how can you help with breast cancer awareness? How can you help save lives?

The most important thing you can do is just to talk about breast cancer. Amazingly, many women still don’t seek screening and thus do not get treatment soon enough. These women indeed have lower survival rates.

What else can you do? Go Pink! Today the pink ribbon and the color pink is universally associated with breast cancer. When you wear breast cancer pins or pink ribbon charms or pink silicone bracelets or whatever you choose, you’re reminding people that there’s hope. You’re reminding people that it’s possible to save lives, and that it’s their responsibility to help save lives. You’re leading the way by taking that responsibility on yourself: suggesting, asking, imploring, and shaming others into following your lead.

You don’t need to put on a pink ribbon every day to create awareness. A great way to create awareness is to put the pink ribbon directly on stuff that you use every day, so you know it will always be there: your grocery totes, coffee mugs, jogging caps and backpacks can all “wear” the pink ribbon all the time.

When you show your awareness and motivate others to do so, you’ve taken the first step. The next step is to support research and treatment programs.

So how can you support the cause? How can you save even more lives?

This October is breast cancer awareness month and it’s a great opportunity to increase both awareness and funding for the cause. Hundreds of events are happening around the world, from the “Avon Walk For Breast Cancer” to “Wear It Pink Day” in the UK, you can participate in events that help save lives.

Walkathons bring in millions of dollars for breast cancer research and for support for victims. But if walking isn’t your thing, there are many activities where you can participate, from golfing to swimming to biking.

Better yet, if you can’t find the right activity for you, you can organize your own! It’s not too late to get an event up and running this year. Put one together. Challenge people to do something fun. Take the lead and save lives! Whatever you decide to do: Go Pink! is a manufacturer of Custom Lapel Pins of the highest quality and offers free artwork with your order.

Monday, September 26th, 2011

5 Awareness Campaign Ideas To Support Breast Cancer

pink heart pinBy now, you are certainly aware that breast cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer, and the fight against the disease has become one of the most visible in history.  Many big name companies have launched awareness campaigns designed to bring attention to the disease and the fight for a cure.

Holding a breast cancer awareness campaign at your business is not only an admirable idea, it is also a way for you to personally make a difference in the lives of women who suffer from breast cancer.  Breast cancer campaigns show your company’s commitment to a cause and demonstrate your willingness to take on an important cause.  Awareness crusades are also an excellent form of team building, allowing employees and even family members to unite in support of breast cancer research.

The goal of a breast cancer campaign is to encourage women to be screened, encourage people to donate money to support research efforts, or simply to ensure that the cause remains in the public eye.  The following are a few ways that your company can get involved:

  • Add a recorded message to your phone lines that gives facts about breast cancer, ideas for how to support research, or tips on self checks.
  • Hold an educational event for your employees, customers, or the public at large that talks about how early detection can make the disease more survivable and reduce the long term effects of breast cancer.
  • Silent auctions are a great way to have fun while raising money for breast cancer awareness.  Ask employees to donate items, and then allow them to bid on each other’s items.  You can also ask that they donate time or talents.
  • Golf or other sporting tournaments are another popular idea.  Players pay a participation fee, and the money is then donated to a breast cancer research group.  Participants receive awareness pins and a certificate thanking them for their donation, and winners should receive some type of prize.
  • One of the simplest ways to raise awareness is through breast cancer pins or pink ribbon pins.  You can sell the pins to employees or customers to raise money, and then donate the money.

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Wearing pink ribbon pins has become one of the best ways to turn your awareness campaign into a year round event.  Many people who purchase breast cancer pins attach them permanently to hats, jackets, purses, or any other item of apparel as a way to pay tribute to breast cancer victims and encourage research efforts.  No matter how you choose to do it, breast cancer awareness campaigns are an important reminder to employees, customers, and investors that you care about their health and that you are part of their community.

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Monday, August 8th, 2011