In the United States, there’s a 1 in 8 chance that a woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her life. This means that almost all of us will know someone affected by the disease, and it’s up to us to do our part to support breast cancer awareness. Rally friends, family, and coworkers and try out a few of these ways to make a difference.
- Host Or Attend A Fundraiser
- Wear Pink
- Make A Donation
- Educate Others
- Get Creative
- Send a Message
- Reach Out To Those With Breast Cancer
- Be A Good Role Model
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 – Keep it simple with a bake sale or go all out with a gala. Partner with a local community center, church, library, or club. Sell or give away pink ribbons and encourage people to wear them to spread breast cancer awareness. Not enough time to create your own event? Simply attend one already established in your community.
Wear Pink – Sport a pink pair of Socks or a T-shirt with a powerful message about fighting breast cancer. Donning a simple Pink Ribbon each day during October also is a way to catch people’s attention and remind them of the importance of breast cancer awareness.
Make A Donation – Give the gift of money if you’re short on time—even a small donation adds up to make a difference. Research organizations in your area that support survivors and help breast cancer patients and their families. Send what you can to one or more of them.
Educate Others – Mail educational materials about breast cancer to all the women you know. Educational Pocket Pals easily fit in a #10 envelope and require minimal postage. Be sure to write a quick note to each woman to encourage her to get screened for breast cancer
Get Creative – Decorate a bulletin board to honor those who have fought breast cancer. Tape Pink Buttermints to your organization’s business cards. Tuck Silicone Bracelets and Lip Balm underneath paper plates and let each person flip one over to win what’s underneath. Do research and find other fun and unique ideas!
Send A Message – Use your social media accounts to share breast cancer statistics, an inspiring story, or to alert friends to a breast cancer awareness event in your area. Make sure to include #breastcancerawareness in your posts.
Reach Out To Those With Breast Cancer – Offer breast cancer patients some comfort during a difficult time by writing notes of encouragement or putting together care packages with gifts. Deliver the notes and packages to local treatment centers.
Be A Good Role Model –Early detection can save lives, including yours! Schedule your mammogram, but don’t forget to perform monthly breast self-exams, too. Remind the women in your life to do the same