Government agencies, healthcare providers, private organizations, public charities, and research groups across the United States designate different days, weeks or months to raise awareness of an issue, commemorate a group or event, or celebrate something.

The objective of Awareness Months is to put a spotlight on mental, physical and social challenges that affect children, men, women, families and communities. Importantly, awareness and education help raise funds and support to understand, treat, control or end life-changing diagnosis or behaviors. This special attention improves lifestyles, advances cures, saves lives, implements programs, generates new discoveries, and unites people around worthy causes.

Campaigns and visual expressions of support focus towns, businesses, groups,
schools and individuals to make a commitment to find solutions for problems. No one should have to fight alone. You can make lives better and neighborhoods stronger by showing your support for a worthy cause.

For example, in SEPTEMBER:

National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
National Food Safety Education Month
Blood Cancer Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
National Sickle Cell Month
National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month
Newborn Screening Awareness Month
World Alzheimer’s Month
Sepsis Awareness Month
National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5-11)
World Sepsis Day (September 13)
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
National Preparedness Month
Pain Awareness Month
Sexual Health Awareness Month
Sports Eye Safety Month
National Celiac Disease Awareness Day
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Day
National HIV/AIDS Day
Malnutrition Awareness Week
National Women’s Health & Fitness Day
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Month

 

One in 88 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, including 1 in 54 boys. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national pubic health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.

Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. There are many ways you can help combat this complex neurobiolgical disorder. Raise autism awareness by:

  1. Educate yourself and others
  2. Partner with non-profit groups and healthcare providers at special events
  3. Show compassion, tolerance, and acceptance to children with autism and their families
  4. Light your home, town or business with blue filters/gels, lights
  5. Organize a fundraiser for more research, educational and family support
  6. Show your concern with visual displays of symbols of autism
  7. Get your local media involved in producing stories to enlighten people about the challenges and contributions that people with autism make to the community.

 

 

Celebrate every day is our motto. We create Made in America cause awareness loops and huge bows from 18 inches to 20 feet to celebrate, honor and memorialize special people, occasions and causes.

We are the creators of the big red bow for Lexus, breast cancer and LGBTQ loops, as well as military appreciation and designs that draw attention to worthy causes, events, communities, businesses, and individuals.

We’ll color October pink, and holidays in red, green, gold, silver and blue–as well as making people feel joyful and appreciated all year around.

Who/what is special to you?

Nearly 250,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. That could be your mother, sister, daughter, your wife, or even you. Men are affected as well. Many public events are held throughout October so anyone touched by breast cancer won’t have to face their diagnosis alone. The walks, runs and galas are among the many programs that raise awareness and money to fund research, support services, and early detection that save lives. Information is power, so join with millions of survivors and warriors to display your support in the fight against this deadly disease.

Christmas may be over 100 days away, but December’s not the only season or reason for putting a bow on “it.”

Whether watching television, driving through town, or shopping at a mall, you may have wondered who made those elegant big bows:
• PF Chang’s restaurants during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
• The horse on the California Lotto Commercial
• Billboard for Kansas City Steak Company
• America’s Got Talent Holiday Special
• Hyundai Corporate Office Holiday Fleet Display
• Real Estate Door Bows
• Lexus, Ford, Mercedes, Range Rover, BMW, Cadillac and other auto dealerships throughout the US and Canada
If you see a really big bow on a building, game show, or car, it’s not a bad guess that it came from King Size Bows in Southern California.  “We’ve sold bows for motorcycles, boats, toy cars, washing machines and parade floats,” said Amber Hughes, president of King Size Bows, Inc. “Our motto is ‘Celebrate Ever Day.’ Bows symbolize joy, generosity and importance, so they are used on gifts large and small year around.”
When is a bow not just a bow? When it is a Halloween costume, part of a surprise marriage proposal wrapping up the groom, bow tie on a truck for prom, or baby announcement on a stork. You may have seen their giant bows on packages at New York’s Rockefeller Center, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, or Ellen DeGeneres’ big giveaway with Home Depot. Often the focal point of a product unveiling or ribbon cutting, a beautifully formed bow leaves a lasting impression.
“Our bows make people smile with delight,” Hughes said. “All our creations are Made in America in our Costa Mesa studio in Orange County. We source and manufacture locally.”

We make bows from 6 inches on up for indoor and outdoor use. Using a variety of materials and a lot of care and creativity, King Size Bows is one of the only bespoke studios in the US for the bow market, which serves individuals, companies, malls, organizations, the military, law enforcement, causes and special events.
The custom bows can cost anywhere from $10 to thousands of dollars depending on the number of loops, overall size, and materials. The biggest bows made to date are a 20-foot-tall bow and building wrap for a hospital opening and an 18-foot-tall AIDS awareness loop for Paramount movie studio.
“We are probably best known for our specially-designed red bows for the Lexus ‘December to Remember’ commercials,” Hughes said. “We also promote awareness of many causes through our special products for law enforcement and military appreciation, breast cancer and other medical conditions, as well as the fight to stop many social challenges. Our customers tell us what they want and we deliver around the world.”

May hosts more celebrations, parades, and community gatherings to honor our military than any other month. It recognizes those on active duty in all branches of the services, the National Guard and Reserves plus retirees, veterans and their families–well over 90 million Americans.

Congress has designated May as National Military Appreciation Month to provide an encompassing look at the diversity of our armed services achievements and individuals. These celebrations motivate public patriotism, awareness of the historical impact of our military and support our troops, veterans and their families.

May 1, 2017 – Loyalty Day – A day set aside for American citizens to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States and to recognize the heritage of American freedom.

May 1, 2017 – Silver Star Service Banner Day – A day set aside to honor our wounded, ill and dying military personnel by participating in flying a Silver Star Banner.

May 4, 2017 – National Day of Prayer – The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.

May 8, 2017 – VE (Victory in Europe) Day(Celebrated May 7 in commonwealth countries) – A day which marks the anniversary of the Allies’ victory in Europe during World War II on May 8, 1945.

May 12, 2017 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day – A day set aside to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices of the spouses of the U.S. Armed Forces.

May 13, 2017 – Children of Fallen Patriots Day – A day to honor the families our Fallen Heroes have left behind – especially their children. It’s a reminder to the community that we have an obligation to support the families of our Fallen Patriots.

May 20, 2017 – Armed Forces Day – A day set aside to pay tribute to men and women who serve in the United States’ Armed Forces.

May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day (Decoration Day) – A day set aside to commemorate all who have died in military service for the United States. Typically recognized by parades, visiting memorials and cemeteries.

10 Ways You Can Show Support for Those Who Defend Our Freedom:

  1. Display your support at home, work, or town: American flag; blue, silver or gold star ribbon; yellow ribbon; or red, white and blue patriot bow
  2. Share a meal with a veteran or military family
  3. Give the spouse a break by caring for kids, parents or wounded warrior
  4. Hire a veteran or military spouse
  5. Share your expertise and mentor a military spouse or person transitioning from the military into civilian life
  6. Donate to military family organizations – even $5 a month can make a difference
  7. Volunteer at a local military-impacted school
  8. Donate items for service member care packages or a unit holiday party
  9. Offer free or discounted services to military families
  10. Contact your closest military installation, USO, or organization to learn about volunteer opportunities

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June 4, 2017 starts National Cancer Survivor Month, an annual Celebration of Life held in hundreds of communities. The special occasion is an opportunity for the families, friends, medical professionals and 15.5 million cancer survivors to connect with each other to stimulate knowledge, funding, and research for breakthrough treatments.  It is the one day each year when people around the world join together to honor cancer survivors. “A ‘survivor’ is anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life,” according to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, administrator for the celebration.

“We work with health care centers, retailers, contractors, businesses and non-profit groups to get the word out about colon, leukemia, breast, prostate and other types of cancer,” said Amber Hughes, president of the custom bow design studio. “These ribbons draw attention to this important cause as an emblem of empathy and support. They are an invitation to be part of something big.” This annual event is a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

The universal message of awareness ribbons is thought provoking and deep felt: “Together we can,” they say, and, “Thank You” to supporters and healthcare givers. Businesses use the giant ribbon to show their support of employees, healthcare givers, organizations and researchers; individuals for friends and loved ones. Hughes’ favorite meaning is “Congratulations and Fight on!” to survivors and warriors battling the disease.

Indoor/outdoor loops come in may colors for on city lamp posts, buildings, offices and homes as well as in parades and on fences and mail boxes. They range in size from 27 inches to 15 feet. The 16-year-old company reports widespread support for cancer survivors from all around the US and Canada, as individuals and groups, as they mobilize for action.  For more information, visit  NCSD.org or KingSizeBows.com

TYPE OF CANCER AWARENESS COLOR TYPE OF CANCER AWARENESS COLOR
Gynecological, Cervical Teal Prostate Light Blue
Uterine Peach Rectal Blue
Stomach Periwinkle Melanoma Black
Testical Pink Bladder Yellow
General Cancer, Thyroid, Cancer Survivor Purple Eye, Liver Green
Head and Neck Red Kidney Orange
Colon, Colorectal Brown Brain Grey
Childhood Gold Bone White