1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lives: grandmothers, mothers, sisters, daughters, dads, and friends. The fact is, this terrible disease affects all of us. So, what can you do to help show support for breast cancer awareness?
- Host/Attend a Fundraiser
- Check in with a Breast Cancer Patient, a Survivor, or their Family
- Throw an All-Pink Fashion Show
- Lead by Example
- Use Social Media for Good
Throughout our years of working to support those affected by breast cancer, Positive Promotions has compiled this amazing list of actions and ideas for supporting breast cancer awareness. Rally your friends and family and try out a few. Your positive actions can educate, lead to early detection, and energize others in the hunt to find a cure for breast cancer.
Host or Attend a Fundraiser – This can be as simple as a bake sale or as fancy as a gala. Consider partnering with your local community center, church, library or club. Sell or give away pink ribbons and encourage people to wear them into their communities to spread breast cancer awareness. If you lack the time or resources to create your own event, simply attend one of the many fantastic fundraisers out there. From athletic endeavors to teas, there are many types of breast cancer awareness events to choose from.
Check In – Go visit someone you know who is battling breast cancer or is in remission. Send a card or call someone you know who has lost a loved one because of breast cancer. Your simple act of reaching out will lift spirits.
Throw an All-Pink Fashion Show – Invite your friends, families and co-workers to assemble pink couture and strut their stuff. Guests can pay to vote on their favorite look in person or online and the proceeds can be donated to breast cancer research.
Make a Good Old-Fashioned Donation – So many wonderful organizations seek cancer cures, support survivors, and help breast cancer patients and their families. Make a monetary donation to one or more of your favorites.
Volunteer – Your time is valuable and much appreciated at many of those same wonderful non-profit organizations. Consider offering your skills and time to help them help others.
Lead by Example – Early detection saves lives. Schedule a mammogram plus learn how to perform self-checks in between.
Encourage – Remind your friends and family members to set their screening appointments.
Use Social Media for Good – Tweet, Post, Share, Text, and Blog facts about breast cancer and ideas for how they can participate and show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.