There are so many awareness days, weeks and months that sometimes it can be hard to keep up, but there are some that certainly have more importance than others. Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October is one of them, and it always gets a lot of attention.
If you wait until the last minute to plan, you may end up with a promotion that does not raise much money for the cause and makes it obvious that you threw it together at the last minute. Here are a few promotional items that are easy to procure and should be popular with customers of a wide variety of stores.
1. Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
In particular during the month of October, but even year round, breast cancer awareness shirts are increasingly stylish items. Even just a shirt that says, “Pink,” on it can send the message as people remember what that color stands for and what it means during the month of October.
In addition to shirts, there is plenty of apparel available including hats, socks and gloves.
2. Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets
Ever since they were made popular by the Livestrong movement, awareness bracelets made out of a rubbery silicone have been increasingly trendy and popular. Pink breast cancer awareness bracelets are no different and they are a great way to provide a relatively cheap item that can still be popular to wear and recognizable enough to boost awareness.
Those are probably the factors that made them so popular in the first place, and they’ll keep the awareness bracelet popping back up year after year. That also means that it’s easy to roll over any leftover inventory, as it won’t even take up very much space.
3. Breast Cancer Awareness Lapel Pins
Lapel pins are a great way for men to get involved in boosting breast cancer awareness. While a lot of guys won’t wear a pink t-shirt or even a pink rubber bracelet, they will be perfectly fine showing off a breast cancer awareness lapel pin, It can be as simple as a mock pink ribbon or more complex with a message on it, but those who wear suits and sport coats often will be able to use the lapel pin quite a bit during the month of October.
4. Breast Cancer Awareness Fund Raising Items
In addition to the basic items designed to raise awareness, there are a number of items that are already set up and priced to be bought in order to raise funds. These are sold at low prices and produced accordingly, so that you can donate a portion of all proceeds to the breast cancer charity of your choice.
If you plan ahead enough, you can probably arrange it with the charity ahead of time so that the process runs smoother for everybody.