With October recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States, many organizations involved in Breast Cancer research will need a helping hand to promote awareness campaigns and Support the Fight Against Breast Cancer.
You can get involved by offering to volunteer, or by starting your own awareness campaign in your community, but you don’t have to wait till October to launch your project. You can begin planning your event whenever you want with the help of many organizations dedicated to Breast Cancer research and Awareness campaigns.
You can also enlist the help of your local church, PTA, or business organization to make your project successful and get others involved. For example, you can start by forming a committee to write a brief tip sheet on how women can stay healthy and reduce their risk of breast cancer. A tip sheet is generally no more than one page and lists important ideas and tips on a particular topic.
The American or Canadian Cancer Society can send you material you can use as reference tool, if you request it. You can also approach your local Reference librarian for sources to use to help you write the tip sheet. Once you have completed the tip sheet, you can mail, or distribute to members of your church, PTA, or business organization along with information on how donations can be made to support breast cancer research.
Another way you can get involved is by contacting The American Cancer Society, or The Susan B. Komen Foundation to learn about events such as Runs, or Walks organized toraise money for Breast Cancer research. You and your community organization, PTA, or Church can participate in these events and help promote them by distributing flyers and brochures provided by The American Cancer Society, or any organization of your choice dedicated to breast cancer research.
If you are a small business owner, you can also make a donation in honor of some of your preferred customers, or contacts and then follow-up by sending a note thanking them for their patronage and also letting them know you made a donation to honor them.
Even if you are not a business owner, you can still make a donation in honor of a loved one, as a memorial, or in honor of your Pastor, or other leaders of your church, or your community. By being generous and reaching out like this, you will not only support the fight against Breast cancer, but also let others know how much you appreciate them.