Friday, September 24, 2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As I'm sure most of you are aware, October is the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is an annual campaign that takes place in the month of October to increase awareness of the disease. The goal is to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds to help support life-saving research and life-changing support.

Breast cancer is a serious disease that affects millions of people and their loved ones each year. In fact, it is the second most common type of cancer in women after skin cancer. Unfortunately, although there are many ways it can be treated, breast cancer is incurable, and scientists have little advice in prevention of its development in the first place. And breast cancer is not just a female disease, it affects many men too! 

Fundraising events, such as bake sales, walks, and fun runs, have become a common way to raise awareness about this issue and financially support the people and families who have been affected by this disease.

So how can you and your balloon business help?

Use the power of social media - in increasing awareness, both women and men become more attentive to the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and spot it while it is more easily treatable.

Here are some of the most popular hashtags that you can use with your social media posts:
#breastcancerawareness #breastcancer #breastcancerawarenessmonth #cancer #breastcancersurvivor #cancersucks #pink #pinkribbon #survivor #october #cancersurvivor #cancerawareness #fuckcancer #brca #breastcancerwarrior #mastectomy #breastcancersupport #womenshealth #thinkpink #love #chemotherapy #breastcancerfighter #health #chemo #cancerfighter #repost #pinkoctober #breastcancercare #cancerwarrior #bhfyp

The perfect accent for a fundraising event or a special delivery to a person impacted by the disease.
Designer name: Cam Woody, CBA, Pioneer Balloon Company, Wichita, KS, USA

Another way to use your business to raise awareness is by supporting a local fundraising event by providing décor - this Pink Awareness Ribbon is perfect. Created by using Qualatex QuickLinks it can be made to any size - remember this design can be used for other awareness events, simply change the colours of the balloons to suit the cause. (Awareness ribbons are symbols meant to show support or raise consciousness for a cause. Different colours and patterns are associated with different issues.)

Designer name: Lisa Swiger, CBA, Blooming Balloons

QBN Members can download the recipe to re-create this design - simply click HERE.

Deliver an up-lifting balloon gift to someone who has been impacted by this di

Share the power of pink with this inspirational design.
Designer name: Eve Antonello, CBA, Pioneer Balloon Company, Wichita, KS, USA

Host a fund-raising event of your own - here are some great ideas!

Pink & Girls Night in Parties

Throwing a pink party is another fun and exciting way to raise money for breast cancer awareness campaigns and organisations. 

Run a bake-sale
Organise a community barbecue
Offer customers the opportunity to make a small donation using a Donation Box in your shop or store.
Run a competition and make a donation for every entry! 

Wear pink or at least a pink ribbon - many businesses dedicate one day during October (22nd October is the most popular) to wear pink! Each person makes a donation to a chosen cancer charity.

Qualatex has two Breast Cancer awareness balloons available to help you promote this very important issue. 

Breast Cancer Awareness

  • Size and shape: 11" Round
  • Color: Pink
  • Package item #: 20549

Breast Cancer Inspirations

  • Size and shape: 18" Round
  • Package item #: 35119

Whatever you're doing to support the cause, sales of these two balloons can not only raise awareness, but they can also raise funds too - as Pioneer Europe is donating 10% of the sales of these balloons to the Pink Ribbon Foundation (Reg. Charity No. 1080839).

Helping to support such an important issue through our creativity has to be a very good thing! Wishing you every success with your fund raising efforts, I look forward to seeing some of your fabulous designs on Facebook and Instagram throughout October! 

Happy Ballooning and think PINK this October! 

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