October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an important time to bring attention to a disease that 1 in 8 women have a chance to develop. Raising awareness helps educate women on the warning signs and symptoms of breast cancer, promotes regular cancer screening, and raises funding for research to help save lives.
From identification and mammography products to fund raising, here are five ways you can easily promote Breast Cancer Awareness in your hospital this year.
1. Outfit Your Staff with Wristbands & ID Accessories to Show Support
Use Breast Cancer Awareness themed identification accessories for your employee’s credentials during the month of October—and even year round. These products provide a simple and stylish visual symbol of support in the fight against breast cancer.
2. Give Breast Cancer Awareness Wristbands to Patients & Staff
Breast Cancer Awareness wristbands are the perfect giveaway for staff, patients and even visitors throughout the month of October and beyond. They’re a small, yet thoughtful gift to promote the important Breast Cancer Awareness message.
3. Increase Patient Comfort and Promote Awareness with Gel Cool Packs
Our heart-shaped Spee-D-Cool™ gel pads with sleeves reduce patient discomfort before and after a biopsy or minor procedure. They’re soft and pliable, able to conform to a woman’s anatomy. The heart shaped gel pads come with the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon on the reusable sleeve to raise awareness.
4. Use Nipple Markers with Breast Cancer Awareness Messaging During Imaging
Consider choosing nipple markers that are Breast Cancer Awareness themed for your mammography and radiology departments. Spee-D-Stretch™ Nipple Markers are repositionable and super stretchy to optimize comfort for patients. They also clearly identify nipples to reduce the number of repeat examinations needed.
Spee-D-Stretch™ Mammography Nipple Marker – 2.0mm, 100 per box
Spee-D-Stretch™ Mammography Nipple Marker – 2.5mm, 100 per Box
5. Start a Fundraising Campaign
Sell breast cancer awareness wristbands to raise money for a women’s breast health charity to expand its services. Or, consider a walkathon or marathon for your staff and community. They raise money for a good cause and provide a great opportunity for you to engage with your community. Funds can go to your own hospital foundation or Breast Cancer specific charities such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation or Breastcancer.org.
PDC can help you promote Breast Cancer Awareness this October and throughout the year. As a manufacturer, we can customize many of our products, including breast cold packs, patient belonging bags, wristbands and employee ID credentials and accessories* to communicate and reinforce your important messages. Reach out today.
*Lead times vary.