Like so many other organizations, we have turned our typically vibrant orange logo to pink to highlight National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each October, thousands of companies and individuals across the nation focus their time, attention, and resources on preventing and improving treatment for this deadly disease.
Getting a cancer diagnosis is life altering. There are few words that have the same capacity to literally stop us in our tracks as the moment we hear it said. If we know someone who has been diagnosed, its normal to feel helpless as to how to make them feel better.
If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and you want to do your part to cheer them up in a unique and lighthearted way, we have highlighted some campaigns for you to consider sharing with others.
1) Retail Therapy at ShopKomen.com
Few organizations have done more than the Susan G. Komen Foundation to bring worldwide attention to the battle against breast cancer. Amongst the wide variety of resources they provide is the opportunity to help others while giving yourself a little retail therapy at ShopKomen.com. By making selections through this site, you will be making purchases with purpose to end breast cancer.
2) National Breast Cancer Foundation: Beyond the Shock
The National Breast Cancer Foundation is promoting its free, educational online guide to help women better understand breast cancer. This guide, called "Beyond the Shock", is a resource for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, a place for loved ones to gain a better understanding of the disease, and a tool for doctors to share information.
3) Free Will Brewing Company: Donations From Pink Beer Sales
Free Will Brewing is debuting its new beer for October, the Saison de Rose, in Philadelphia bars this month. More than 60 bars in and around the city will be selling this limited edition pink beer, and for each one sold, $1 will go to Penn Medicine's Rena Rowen Breast Center.
4) Your Man Reminder Mobile App
One of the best ways to catch breast cancer is to remember to perform regular self-exams. It doesn't hurt when the person doing the reminding is a super-ripped good looking guy with a heart of gold. That's the thought behind Your Man Reminder, a free iPhone app made by Rething Breast Cancer to encourage women to check themselves with a little bit of humor (and body oil). The app enlists a series of attractive men (from rugged jokes to sensitive artsy types) who pop up to provide information and reminders. The app itself comes loaded with legit information on how to spot irregularities and where to get checked. It's a smart combination of good-natured humor and legitimate resources.
5) Got Yogurt? Save Lids to Save Lives
For over 15 years, Yoplait's "Save Lids to Save Lives" campaign has donated millions of dollars to the breast cancer cause - one lid at a time. Saving these lids is just one way to make a difference. Visit their online campaign to find out other ways you can help.
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