According to BreastCancer.org, 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their life. Since early detection is a significant factor in fighting this disease, making more women aware of it is important. That is why October has been named Breast Cancer Awareness month. If someone special in your life has fought breast cancer, perhaps you would like to honor or memorialize her and also build awareness of the disease. Here are five unique ways that you can do just that.
- Create T-Shirts – Why not work with a local or online printer and have T-shirts printed with the name of a loved one who is fighting or has fought breast cancer? Make sure you choose pink for the biggest impact.
- Design a Memorial Brick – A memorial brick is an excellent way to honor a victim or a fighter! You can have the brick engraved with a name and other information—creating a long-lasting piece that people can view for years to come. Additionally, if you have many interested individuals, this can be an excellent memorial fundraising idea too.
- Participate in a Fundraising Event – Get online and check out what events are happening. If you get to choose a team name, make sure you honor someone special to you. If you cannot find much going on in your community, brainstorm memorial fundraising ideas and start something yourself! Whether you host a 5k fun run, wash cars or sell baked goods, you will build awareness as you earn money for a worthy cause.
- Go Pink – Pink is the official breast cancer awareness color. Wearing pink for a special occasion can be an awesome way to pay tribute to someone special. Keep your eyes open in October and you’ll see sports teams and other groups that often host a “pink” day to boost awareness too.
- Consider a Breast Cancer Tattoo – While not a choice for everyone, those who are into “ink” may want to honor someone special with a tattoo. Whether you choose a pink ribbon with the name of someone you love or another design, you are creating a tribute that will (literally) last a lifetime. If you prefer someone less-permanent, consider a henna art design that will look great for a few weeks.
As you can see, giving tribute to a loved one who has fought breast cancer does not have to be that difficult. These simple ways of showing you appreciate a cancer fighter can make a big impact on everyone who see them in action. Download your free fundraising packet today.
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