Although this post is a bit late for the general mood of October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But I think my ideas below will be useful to everyone. No matter the jobs we do, encouraging and supporting breast cancer patients is an honorable behavior. With my sharing and ideas, I hope we will contribute to a better life.

  1. Wear a pink ribbon daily in October

From the beginning of the month, wear a pink ribbon on your arm. I think it’s not weird because all of your offices do that. This activity encourages employees to keep conversation opportunities open about breast health.

  1. Hold a pink pumpkin contest 

 I think this is the greatest idea because we are in October which is the month to celebrate Halloween, so we can mix up Halloween with a good cause.  Ask employees to create their own pumpkins with breast cancer awareness messages to the showcase. Display these products in a company’s lobby and put a vote box next to each product. At the end of month, check which pumpkin having the most votes will win. 

  1. Breast cancer awareness bulletin board 

Display a breast cancer awareness bulletin board in a highly-trafficked area. Each employee can use their creation for designing the board. There are two kinds of ideal board that I recommend below: 

  • Honor Board
    Encourage employees to write a supporting message  for someone who is fighting breast cancer. Notes to survivors or deceased loved ones may be encouraged as well.
  • Grow a Pink Tree Board 

Collect donations throughout the month. For employees who donate, have them trace their hand on pink construction paper and add it to the tree on your bulletin board. Employees will love watching the tree “grow” throughout the month for sure. 

  1. Cubicle/door/hallway decorating contest 

Wherever  a hallway or door is, let the workers be creative with pink - the dominant color of breast cancer awareness month. Not only did they decorate the door and hallway, they can do that right at their working  desk. The winner of the contest will receive a certain reward.

  1. Educating sharing 

Sharing these facts with your employees may help them to protect their life. Send them blog posts or print a list to hang in the break room. The following facts are from the American Cancer Society, which offer excellent resources to learn more about breast cancer. 

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women worldwide
  • 1 in 8 women receive a breast cancer diagnosis
  • On average, every 2 minutes a female is diagnosed with breast cancer
  • 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes
  • Alcohol use increases the risk of breast cancer
  • Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the U.S. today 
  • An estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer 
  • 1 in 1,000 men will receive a breast cancer diagnosis
  • Breast cancer occurrence and death rates generally increase with age
  • Only 5-10% of individuals diagnosed have a family history of breast cancer 

6. Donate DIY t - shirt to a chemo center

In this idea, office workers can make their own T-shirts with the spirit of breast cancer to give to breast cancer patients at chemo centers. Making those t-shirts is very easy. You can refer to more articles about DIY t - shirts with Cricut here. With a Cricut, we can do  so many T - shirts with such graphic designs. Hence, I think it's a good idea. 

You know, you can make a different life for a cancer patient without speaking to them. Just with a small gift, they can be happy and powerful enough to fight disease. When finishing T - shirts products to a chemo center, the patients can receive gifts from their nurses. 

  1. Walk, Bike or Run for breast cancer

Organize a weekday to bike, run or walk for that cure.I think cycling to work is great. Employees can ride their bike to the workplace on the Monday of each week of the month. This way is good for protecting the environment also. 

  1. Create your own fundraiser.

 Having a lemonade stand, bake sale, yard sale, or other DIY event with the proceeds going to a breast cancer charity is a fantastic way to support a good cause.

That’s all my sharing and contributions. What did, do and will you do to spread Breast Cancer Awareness? Leave me a comment at the comment section. Thanks for reading!