In less than a month October will be here and with it comes more than Halloween candy and spooky masks. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated each year during October. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the annual campaign is dedicated to increasing awareness about the disease. While many people know about the disease, many more forget to take the preventative steps to detect the illness early.
Key breast cancer facts
Breast cancer is a disease that entails malignant cancer cells forming in the tissues of the breast that can often lead to damaged cells spreading to other parts of the body. According to the foundation, about one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the second leading cause of death among women. Each year, an estimated 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. In addition, this is hardly just a woman's disease. While breast cancer is rare in men, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and about 410 will die each year from the illness.
Support breast cancer awareness during the month of October
Businesses and agencies interested in supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation during the month of October can consider using promotional marketing products that are pink, the cause's signature color. There is a whole line of promotional products that are designed to help support this endeavor. A promotional mug outfitted with key facts about the disease and a phrase remembering those who have beat the illness could inspire others to donate to the cause.
As October approaches, businesses that are interested in supporting key causes in the community may find this one sends the right message. As an illness that impacts so many families in the nation, almost no one is untouched by breast cancer. By using unique promotional products to help increase awareness, a company or organization is demonstrating a commitment to people in more than one way. This action not only communicates to current and potential customers that an organization is serious about giving back, but also that they are dedicated to a cause that impacts almost everyone.