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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The one month each year dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women and will be diagnosed in 1 in 8 women during their lifetimes. According to the American Cancer Society, when it is detected early (localized stage), the five-year survival rate is 100%.

Plan events in your school, business, or community to spread the word about early detection. Encourage women ages 40 to 49 to talk with their doctors about when to start getting mammograms. Talk with women ages 50 to 74 about getting mammograms every 2 years.

Care Promotions can help you plan events to mobilize men and women to promote early detection with Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaways, Breast Cancer Awareness Promotions, Pink Ribbon Products, Pink Ribbon Giveaways, Breast Cancer Awareness Reminders, Breast Cancer Fundraisers, and Pink Awareness Products.

Do everything you can to encourage early detection during Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Care Promotion’s 2015 themes, “A Cure Is Worth Fighting For!” “Detect It, Treat It, Beat It!” “Early Detection Saves Lives” “Celebrating Life...Fighting For The Cure!” and “Together, Hoping, Believing.”

Fundraisers To Raise Awareness.

Care Promotions offers a great selection of inexpensive and meaningful products to help raise funds for local organizations that support cancer research, provide mammograms, or work with cancer survivors. Add $2 or $3 to the price you pay for the products and donate the profits to the organization of your choice. Choose from "The Best Protection Is Early Detection" Chocolate Bar, Pink Ribbon Tote, Clearly Smart Cosmetic Bag, or other popular and low-cost items

Schedule a Pink Fashion Show.

Choose a day in October as Pink Fashion Day in your workplace. Encourage all employees to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing something pink to work. Male employees can participate by wearing a pink shirt, tie, or socks. Let everyone vote for the prettiest woman’s outfit and sharpest man’s look. Thank everyone for participating with a Breast Care Self-Exam Guide or Mop Topper Breast Cancer Awareness Stylus Pen. You can also provide lunch or an afternoon snack for employees.

Help Make Mammograms Happen.There are several ways to do this. Imaging centers can work with local organizations that support women’s health issues to provide low- or no-cost mammograms during Breast Cancer Awareness Month for women who do not have medical coverage or cannot afford their co-pays. Community organizations or other businesses can partner with imaging centers to help cover the cost of mammograms for one day during October. Imaging centers can also offer $25 gift cards to new patients who come in for a mammogram or who refer their friends to the facility.

Pink Icing on Everything.

Host a special bake sale at your school, organization, or business. Teachers, students, and employees can contribute their favorite cakes, cookies, and cupcakes…as long as everything has pink icing. Creative decorators can even add pink ribbons. Order a supply of 2016 Women's Pocket Calendar and Health Guide Planners to give to every baker and customer with their purchase.

Walk For The cure.

Check the local events calendars in your community or nearby communities for the month of October. It’s likely that there will be one or more fundraising walks or other events planned for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Get a group together from your school, business, or place of worship to participate in an event. Give everyone who participates a Pink Wild Smilez Pen.

Get Social on Social Media.Use your company’s or organization’s Facebook, LinkedIn or twitter accounts to promote the events you know about during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Also communicate the importance of early detection in finding and treating breast cancer. Provide links if possible to places that can assist women who want more information.