According to BreastCancer.org, “Every three minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer.” Breast cancer is a serious illness that affects a significant population and should not be disregarded. Research concerning breast cancer prevention and early cancer detection is constantly conducted, but some people are still uninformed about how to protect themselves against this disease. So, how can you educate your employees, clients and patients about breast cancer? One simple way is by recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. Throughout the month, give employees, clients and patients promotional products that send a message – tell them to learn about breast cancer and the ways to detect it before it takes another life. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is filled with different activities to help people learn about the disease. One of the events that takes place every year in various cities around the United States is the Breast Cancer Three-Day. This walk allows breast cancer survivors, their family and friends a chance to walk together to raise breast cancer awareness. The event raises money to help find the cure for breast cancer. This year, why not give out pedometers to employees, clients and patients to encourage them to train for this event. With each step taken, they can think about the lives that could be saved by participating in this event. Another promotional product that can inform people of breast cancer awareness is a gift of chocolate. Now, you may think this sounds silly, but there is some logic behind it. Not only do a lot of people enjoy chocolate, but dark chocolate is filled with antioxidants that help ward off cancer. Ok, it may not be as good as a salad, but hey, it’s fun! Give employees these tasty chocolate bars with the slogan “Don’t be in the dark! Educate yourself about breast cancer,” printed on a sheet of paper with the time and date of the Three-Day that is near your city. If you don’t think your employees will like the chocolate, create a similar gift with one of our antioxidant-filled green tea samplers. This is a creative and tasty way to create awareness about breast cancer. Breast cancer awareness can be promoted in a more traditional manner as well. One great promotional product to consider is a pink car magnet in the shape of a ribbon. These pink ribbon magnets may not seem original, but they are a great way to raise awareness everywhere you go. The magnet will be seen by everyone who drives by. Whether you discuss breast cancer through the giveaway of a promotional product or by sending out a memo reminding employees about the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness month, you are spreading an important message and educating people about breast cancer.