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How to Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Your Company

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Cori Hammoor • Marketing Manager

Awareness is everything.

Why your company should celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, but knowledge and early detection save lives. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and partnering with nonprofits can help raise awareness by educating women on what they can do to be proactive, and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure.

How your company can celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The following initiatives were curated by our team of social impact experts that execute thoughtful social impact efforts for our customers every day. Candidly, some of these initiatives are easy enough to accomplish internally, but for others, you will need to lean on a social impact program or team. 

Don’t have a social impact program or team? Learn more about Percent Pledge powered customized social impact programs, a single source for donations, volunteering, charity vetting, & impact reports.

[1] Donating

Percent Pledge's Breast Cancer Awareness Cause Portfolio contains two amazing, thoroughly vetted nonprofits that help take the guesswork out of choosing the right organization for your company and employees to donate to and partner with.

Bright Pink

Bright Pink is on a mission to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age.

The Lynn Sage Foundation

The Lynn Sage Foundation believes innovative research is key to improving the lives of those diagnosed with breast cancer.

Percent Pledge allows all companies and employees to donate to these nonprofits simultaneously through its Workplace Giving Platform.

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[2] Volunteering

Time is invaluable, and volunteering your organization’s time, while inspiring your employees to do the same, is often the greatest gift you can give. It’s the perfect team-building event and can have an incredibly positive impact on your employees and company. 

Participate in awareness efforts with The American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society offers lots of great opportunities for your company to raise funds and awareness, including Relay For Life, Road to Recovery, and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Help cancer survivors move forward with Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Now and volunteers provide support and hope for anyone affected by breast cancer–along their entire journey, through world-class research and life-changing care.

Pack HOPE Kits with The National Breast Cancer Foundation

The National Breast Cancer Foundation is always looking for volunteers to help pack HOPE Kits. The kits are filled with items that patients find soothing and helpful while going through the difficulties of breast cancer treatment. Volunteers can also write encouraging cards to include in their kits.

Download Breast Cancer Awareness Month kit

[3] Awareness comes in all shapes and sizes 

Inspire your employees to get involved to raise awareness. No gesture is too small. 

Go Pink

Encourage employees to wear pink throughout October to honor survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and support the progress being made to defeat breast cancer.

Participate in a walk or run

The Race for the Cure is organized nationally by Susan G Koman, and all proceeds raised go to cancer research. Find one near you and start your own company team.

Encourage cancer screenings

Lead by example by scheduling your own and implementing an initiative encouraging employees to do the same.

Download Breast Cancer Awareness Month kit

Find a breakdown of each of these efforts and more for your company to make a positive impact this October by downloading our Breast Cancer Awareness kit. Again, if you need help pursuing these initiatives, learn more about Percent Pledge’s proven social impact program and team of experts.

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