10 Items to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

You can’t go many places in October without seeing the color pink. America’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded in 1985 to increase recognition of the disease, to promote mammography, and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, treatments and cure. Events during the month include races/walks/ runs, conferences and recognition at dinners and sporting events. But such activities don’t need to be limited to October. Organizations and companies create fundraising and awareness-raising events all year long for this important cause.

You can contribute toward a campaign or create your own fundraising event by selecting one or more of the items shown here. Contact Don Crupi Promotions (www.doncrupi.com) for more information on these products and for more ideas.

1. This Breast Cancer Key Point is ideal to give out at walkathons and health fairs. The kit contains breast self-exam info, a chart to track mammograms, and a sheet with warning signs of breast cancer that folds down to the size of a credit card. Spanish version also available.
2. For those planning a walk-a-thon, consider this pink cotton, unisex T-shirt in sizes S-XL. It has a textured look with a ribbon dye pattern on the bottom right. The placement of the ribbon pattern leaves the optimal space for adding a logo or mascot.
3. Order these eternity awareness bands in pink for office employees who will want to take home more than one, as they’re favored by youngsters as well. The 8″ x 1″ silicon band has three molded ribbons set between three areas for custom imprints.
4. Show attendees at your trade show booth that your company cares by handing out breast cancer awareness anti-bacterial hand sanitizer with black rope lanyard. Comes in a variety of colors. The imprint size is 2.75” x 1.”
5. Say “thank you” to successful female employees and clients with this pink fedora, now available with pink sequins. In addition to that, the color is a reminder for breast cancer awareness.
6. Ideal for participants in a walk-a-thon, this l6” x 12” bag serves as a great reminder to stay strong. Made of nonwoven polypropylene with side gusset pockets and a 28-inch over-the-shoulder carrying handle, it features a stock ribbon design with your customized imprint below.
7. This awareness ribbon-shaped stress reliever spreads an important health message and relieves stress, too. It’s offered in pink, and your logo and messages may be added. It’s safety tested, but not intended for children under three years old or for pets.
8. Don’t leave for a company sports outing without giving everyone a cotton twill, six-panel, low-crown pink or white cap, with an adjustable slide strap. It features a pink ribbon, and logo applications are available.
9. Pink ribbon sunglasses will make a hit at your company picnic. These 10” plastic shades are perfect for cancer awareness. Consider them also for walks, rallies, and tennis and golf tourneys.
10. Working gloves make nice gifts at promotional events and particularly these 10-gauge cream poly/cotton string knit ones with pink rubber latex dipped palms. You can promote cancer awareness with the color and your 2” x 3” imprint.