Since 1985, October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a time to honor breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, and to educate the public on how to prevent and detect the disease. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women, according to the nonprofit, with about 1 in 8 women developing breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

During Breast Cancer Month, promotional products can be used to raise funds for breast cancer research and education. They make great giveaways from mammography and cancer treatment centers. Participants, volunteers and supporters also appreciate promotional items at 5K runs and fitness walks, like the Komen Race for the Cure®.

Keep reading this issue of Promotional Consultant Today for a few ideas to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Plan For This Promo:
What: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
When: October

Add Some Sparkle

The non-woven Degas bag features a sparkle imprint to grab attention at breast cancer awareness fashion shows, fundraisers and other events. It features white front and back panels accented by black gussets, piping and handles.

BAG MAKERS, Inc. / PPAI 111408, S10 /

Inspire Hope

Distribute the pink Hope Bracelets at breast cancer walks and runs. These silicone bracelets are small enough to go inside race-day bags or to hand out to booth visitors.

GEMPIRE / Floral Promotions / PPAI 113471, S5 /

It’s A Sign

The Awareness Ribbon Yard Sign keeps events visible throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Screen-printed with high-quality, weather-resistant ink, this die-cut sign can withstand the elements. It includes fixed-metal stakes for anchoring firmly in the ground.

Pepco Promotional / PPAI 112684, S6 /

Wrapped In Comfort

Medical facilities can create a more comfortable environment for patients with the Microfiber Bathrobe, which features a plush French terry knit lining. Staff can store the robes using the hanger loop, and patients can adjust the double belt loops for the perfect fit.

Boca Terry / PPAI 254386, S3 /

Find Your Zen

The Women’s Vansport Zen Pullover comes in a handful of colors, including berry pink (shown), and features moisture-management properties, front and back princess seams and a tagless label. It makes a stylish performance layer for everyday workout wear or breast cancer awareness events.

Vantage Apparel / PPAI 113235, S10 /

Compiled by Audrey Sellers