October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Businesses have the opportunity to give donations, set up fundraisers, and spread awareness about breast cancer. This gives your customers and clients a chance to focus on its importance, contribute to research, and stay informed. Set up a plan to promote breast cancer awareness for your business. Continue reading for some ideas to get you started.
Donate to national or local breast cancer organizations. Be sure to do your research before supporting them. Here are a few organizations to contribute your money to.
American Cancer Society
This organization is most known for its research, although they do so much more than that. They encourage prevention, provide support for cancer patients, and fight for policy changes. Your tax-deductible donation will help the American Cancer Society continue the fight against cancer.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
BCRF’s mission is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. According to their website, “research is the reason there are more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., and deaths from breast cancer have declined by nearly 40% over the last 25 years.”
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners
The Breast Cancer Prevention Partners work to prevent breast cancer by eliminating exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease. They offer tips for prevention on their website for shopping, cleaning products, food packaging, and more.
Another way to promote breast cancer awareness as a business is to spread awareness. You can spread awareness through promotional products, social media posts, and sharing a personal story.
Give away or sell pink promotional products. These can have the pink ribbon symbol or support the cause in another way. The promotional product ideas are endless, so here are a few:
- Breast cancer car coasters
- Pink t-shirts
- Reusable facemasks
- Ribbon hot/cold packs
- Awareness pins
- Awareness ribbon stress reliever
Social Media Posts
Post to your business’s Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts about awareness. Share information on prevention. Change your profile picture/logo to pink or update your business page’s header.
Share a Story
Personal stories evoke emotional connections in your clients and customers. This helps them understand the importance of spreading awareness. Share the story of yourself, a loved one, or even a stranger. These stories will have a significant impact.
Set Up Fundraisers
Fundraisers are a great way to bring your community together and encourage them to donate money to a good cause. Host fundraisers at your business or sponsor events. Promote a healthy society with a 5k event. Sponsor an all you can eat and drink fundraiser at a local restaurant. Set up raffle baskets and 50/50 raffles.
Promote Breast Cancer Awareness
Skylight Creative Ideas takes Breast Cancer Awareness month seriously. We hope this article inspires your business to partake in spreading awareness. If you have questions or want to learn more about Skylight Creative Ideas, call us at 410.879.8401 or contact us on the website.