Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Over 145 Americans-family, friends, neighbors and colleagues, are diagnosed every day. The disease kills more people than breast cancer in the United States. We must rewrite the future of pancreatic cancer. Take action now to bring hope to the pancreatic cancer community by donating, raising funds or spreading awareness that of the major cancers, pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate.
Support such groups as the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network who work for improving survival from pancreatic cancer by 2020.
Together, we can bring greater focus on the disease across the country, and rewrite the future of pancreatic cancer through:
  • More public awareness and visibility
  • Accelerated research
  • Increased funding for patient services for people battling pancreatic cancer
  • Clinical trials that match patient needs
  • Higher clinical trial enrollment rate
  • Doctors delivering best practices
  • Better detection tools and treatment options for patients
  • Year-round government advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill to ensure federal research funding as a national priority
Display purple this month and Wage Hope today in the fight against pancreatic cancer.

What is a Gold Star family? It is the venerated status that no one wants, but accepts proudly to honor a loved one who paid the ultimate price to protect our Constitution and the many freedoms Americans have today.

For nearly 100 years, inclusion has been earned for losing an immediate family member serving during wartime. In 1928, 25 mothers who lost sons in World War I met in Washington to establish the American Gold Star Mothers organization. The Gold Star Wives organization was formed during World War II. The last Sunday of September is observed as Gold Star Mothers’ and Families’ Day. The day was first observed in 1936. In 1947, the US Congress passed a law authorizing and distributing Gold Star lapel pins for family members to wear. Gold Star families do not comprise a formal organization, but several organizations representing Gold Star family members emerged during the 20th century.

To date, 6,800 service members have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nearly 300,000 American service men and women are deployed in 150 countries around the world, many of them in harm’s way. Gold Star mothers and families and everyone else are encouraged to continue to tell the stories of the sacrifices their sons and daughters made, not just on Gold Star Mother’s Day, but every day of the year.

Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day is the last Sunday of September and Gold Star Spouses Day is April 5. The strength of our nation is our Army. The strength of our Army is our Soldiers. The strength of our Soldiers is our families. The Army recognizes that no one has given more for the nation than the families of the fallen. The families of service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice deserve our respect, gratitude and the very best support we can provide.  Help bring awareness to days and symbols that honor our Military heroes.

     

COSTA MESA, CA. Like many families, one Southern California mother-daughter team knows over a dozen people who have had to deal with breast cancer. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time during their life. The second most common cancer among women, breast cancer will kill more than 40,000 wives, daughters, mothers and sisters this year. That’s why raising awareness about prevention, detection, and treatments is vital for saving lives through action.

Jan Kingaard and Amber Hughes honor those lost to the disease as well as the survivors, advocates, and all those touched by cancer with their Cause Awareness Loops crafted at King Size Bows, Inc., in Costa Mesa, California. People throughout the country focus on several different issues each month to unite people to fight for a worthy cause. Every October, America pauses to raise awareness about breast cancer and encourages people to join in local and national events to reduce risk factors, fund groundbreaking research, and deliver healthcare to those who need it. King Size Bows’ wish is for people to make informed decisions about their health and show support to those facing the challenges of this devastating disease.

“Two of my cousins, my neighbor and a high school classmate are among many of the people in my life who have dealt with this,” Kingaard said. “Our company is owned and run by women, and one is a cancer survivor. Since our business is about celebrating life, we believe in inspiring like-minded individuals to unite together for a common cause.”

“King Size Bows was started in 2001 and has grown its line of health awareness bows to include Breast Cancer Awareness Loops in many sizes. Our largest so far is over 12 feet,” Hughes said. “We make them for indoor or outdoor use from 18 inches on up. Like anything, when the spotlight is on an issue or problem, it brings more attention to the cause, The fact that there is one month to shine the spotlight on breast cancer–which helps to boost the money raised–we want to be part of that.”

Traditionally, organizations, hospitals and individuals have wanted the light pink loops to display at walks, runs, hospitals and throughout cities. Now athletic teams, businesses and churches have added hot pink to their orders, putting them on trees, mailboxes, doors and stadiums.

Since its founding, King Size Bows has made a commitment to support charitable causes that promote the success and wellness of women and others through the power of information and relationships.

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.