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.

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.

 

 

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

 

We are born with the ability to laugh, and laughter acts as a universal language across all cultures. Laughter is good for you, too. It may reduce stress, boost your immune function, while also inducing optimistic feelings, offering pain relief, protecting the heart, and relaxing your body. One of the things we can do to enjoy life more is to laugh. Since laughter has demonstrated a wealth of quality-of-life benefits, we encourage you to add joy and zest this week to strengthen relationships, enhance teamwork, promote bonding and help defuse conflict. Read the funny papers, seek out funny people, goof around with children, do something silly, play with a pet, go to a comedy club or watch a TV comedy or movie.

At a time when many businesses are simply trying to survive, launching a new business or product line can be especially tricky. To ensure a successful grand opening or new product launch, a business needs to quickly catch the eyes of prospective customers and highlight their new product and service offerings, while also showcasing their vision and creative spirit in a way that draws customers away from competitors.

King Size Bows make a Grand Opening Special!

King Size Bows make a Grand Opening Special!

King Size Bows gives businesses bold, cost-effective ways to announce entry into the marketplace by drawing plenty of attention to that all-important opening day and beyond. Here are some of the ways that our special large-sized bows can help your business ring up a winning launch:

Guerrilla-style marketing:  Bows, especially King Sized Bows, draw curiosity and attention because they mean something special is happening. For a savvy business owner who brands a business properly, and then delivers that brand message with a bow, the results can be spectacular. Just how spectacular and effective you may ask? Consider the business owner who prepared for her grand opening by imprinting bows with her company’s logo, and then delivered invitations decorated with these custom-made bows to addresses in local neighborhoods surrounding her new retail store. Curious neighbors were pleased to receive her elegant, individualized invitations, and many flocked to attend her store’s grand opening. At the opening event, the storefront was clad in these same custom oversized bows that proudly announced her splendid new business. Throughout the year, customized seasonal bows were hung in the windows and doors announcing special events and offers. These custom-branded bows also can be tied onto each shopping bag, giving a finishing touch on the merchandise for satisfied customers to enjoy and share with their friends. Her company’s logo soon became a well-known brand in the area, thanks to King Size Bows.

The possibilities for utilizing King Size Bows in business openings, product launches, marketing efforts and more, are endless. King Size Bows can design a custom-made bow of any size, fit for any product. Whether it is a bow made especially for an event invitation, oversized eye-catching bows to adorn storefronts during the holidays, a custom made giant ribbon to wrap the entirety of a new building or a bow that perfectly wraps up a new TV screen, King Size Bows will create it. Contact King Size Bows today and let us help make your next grand opening or product launch a “bow-dacious” success!