Posted on September 18, 2013 by Amy Forsell
How has breast cancer touched your life?
No one wants to be affected by breast cancer, but chances are you already have. Chances are you know someone who’s battled breast cancer. Maybe you’ve even toughed out breast cancer yourself.
My BFF was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 at the ripe old age of 30, living proof that breast cancer isn’t just for the elderly, like my grandmother who was diagnosed well into her seventies. (Check out this post to read about our participation in the 2008 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in the Rocky Mountains.) That pink ribbon that starts to explode all over the stores every October has taken on new meaning ever since.
Rena and I are usually on the phone with each other, even while grocery shopping. Every October, our conversations are punctuated with my exclamations about pink ribbon soup! Pink ribbon Jello! Pink ribbon dishwasher soap! It’s pretty amazing that so many companies support such a worthy cause. And yes, I’m more likely to toss those items into my cart because maybe those corporate dollars invested into research are part of the reason my cohort is still around to drink another martini with me on Friday nights.
Now that October is on the horizon, your company may be on the look out for some fresh product ideas to promote your investment in breast cancer research. Custom printed items are also a terrific way to raise the hefty amount of money required to participate in events like the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer or the Susan G. Komen sponsored events.
Whether you’re looking for super affordable or high end custom t-shirts or printed promotional products, there are tons of terrific options available.
Everybody’s doing mason jars these days. To men, they speak of manly things like moonshine. To women: a nod to the past and all things classic. (A friend just attended a lovely wedding in a barn where everyone drank from mason jar mugs. I saw the photos. It was a gorgeous event.)
These mason jar mugs are certain to be a hit.
Most of the participants in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer were women. Here’s a terrific giveaway they’ll all put to good use to prepare for the day of the walk and beyond.
And these pink products? Just the tip of the iceberg. Contact the Show Your Logo sales team for expert advise on choosing the right products for your target market on a budget.
Rena and I raised the bulk of our necessary funds for the Avon Walk with the sale of promotional products. They work!