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.

     

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.

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.

8/2/2016 Stand Together

8/2/2016 Stand Together

 

Fight Crime Together

Fight Crime Together

COSTA MESA, CA (July 25, 2016). Communities throughout America will be locking their doors, turning on outside lights, and spending the evening out with neighbors and police on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Since 1984, the goal of the annual National Night Out event is to strengthen relationships in neighborhoods, raise crime prevention awareness, emergency preparedness, child safety, and deepen relationships with law enforcement and safety personnel. Each August (October in Texas) 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S.A. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world get involved in this unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Over 37 million people participate in America’s Night Out Against Crime.

Communities from coast to coast will enjoy demonstrations from SWAT, K9, CSI, Police, Sheriff and other departments, food from local restaurants, games, giveaways, face paintings, crafts, display vehicles, parades, music and more. The get-togethers promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make all people safer and neighborhoods better places to live.

The tragedies this year make this occasion an important opportunity for Americans to demonstrate that violence will not be tolerated and that knowledge is power. The act of communities coming together represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination to help make neighborhoods safer places year round. Getting to know one another as individuals—rather than as a faceless member of a group or class—makes it easier to understand the other person’s concerns and implement changes where necessary for everyone’s safety and well-being.

“When police and military personnel in Chattanooga, Orlando, Baton Rouge and Dallas expressed their gratitude to us for the red, white and blue patriot ribbons we sent to honor the fallen men and women, we wanted to do more for those who serve and protect,” said Amber Hughes president of Costa Mesa-based King Size Bows, Inc. “So, our designers created the Thin Blue Line Ribbon for families, friends, and groups to show their support for law enforcement and the difficult job they do. We don’t have to wait for a crisis to speak up. We can show our appreciation all year by displaying a ribbon at work, home and in our towns.”

Across the nation, individuals, groups and businesses are showing their support for the difficult work of law enforcement. People are sending baked goods, gift certificates and heartfelt notes; holding up signs and organizing prayer vigils; setting up funds for the families of the deceased and recovering victims of violence. There is much sincere individuals can do.

Contact your city or law enforcement agency to find out where and when your local Night Out is being held and participate. Together, we can make a difference.

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Contact: Matt Peskin, National Association of Town Watch; (800) 648-3688, (610) 649-7055; info@natw.org; www.nationalnightout.org

Contact: Jan Kingaard, King Size Bows, Inc., 714-668-9688; info@kingsizebows.com; www.kingsizebows.com

 

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.

Sexual assault is a public health issue affecting women, men, children, families and communities. Prevention is possible with access to information and tools that make communities safer through policies and programs that can affect meaningful and lasting change. By fighting the problem and promoting safe behaviors, thoughtful policies and healthy relationships, we can create safe and equitable communities where every person is treated with respect. Help eliminate sexual violence once and for all. www.nsvrc.org/saam