National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in October and now is the time to start planning how you will be contributing to this campaign. The campaign reaches millions of people of all ages and backgrounds. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time not only for promoting the importance of early detection, but also for raising funds for research, supporting individuals and families impacted by the disease, honoring breast cancer survivors, and recognizing the ongoing progress being made towards finding a cure. In 1985, the event began as a week-long campaign, utilizing news reports and brochures as well as testimony to congress about the importance of access to mammography. Twenty-five years later, this message still needs to be spread. Positive Promotions has designed Breast Cancer Awareness products and gifts to help you on your mission to spread awareness. These items are incorporated into creative event ideas, many of which originated from customers like you. Use these ideas to help celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Cooking For A Cure –
A few months before October, begin coordinating a tasty fundraiser. Have friends, co-workers and family share recipes with you so that you can put together a cookbook that will be sold to benefit breast cancer research. Give a Ribbon Shaped Cookie Cutter to all those who contributed a recipe to your book. Ask everyone to “Think Pink” and contribute recipes that tie into Breast Cancer Awareness.
Sent With Love -
Double the amount of women you reach this year using postcards. Postcard paper is now available for regular printers and templates can be found online. Design postcards that read “Someone who cares about you wants to remind you that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please schedule a mammogram if you haven’t had one yet.” Be sure to attach postage ahead of time. Pass these postcards out along with a “Live, Love, Believe In The Cure” Comfort Grip Pens, to friends and co-workers to fill out and send to their relatives and other friends. Let them keep the pen as a reminder to “Think Pink” in October.
Girls Day Out -
Organize a Women’s Day Out event to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Contact professionals who offer services for women and see if they will volunteer their time for a cause. Set up a booth for each Volunteer and give them clever names such as “Give Breast Cancer a Hand” for your manicure booth or “Cut For A Cure” for your hairdressing booth. Charge an admission fee to offset the cost of holding the event. During the event distribute educational materials, such as the 2012 Women’s Monthly Planner With Wellness Tips.
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