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National Awareness Month
Every 8 minutes the American Red Cross responds to an emergency. That means, in the time it takes to listen to Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven (8:02), the Red Cross is rolling out to help a family whose home is damaged by fire or a city devastated by a tornado.
A closer look at the Red Cross reveals this organization is about much more than disaster response and blood drives. Continue reading
Did you know that breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer for women, and that 1 in 8 women born in the United States will get breast cancer at some point? Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded in 1985 by the American Cancer Society, and has been celebrated every October ever since in order to promote women taking control of their health by scheduling preventative exams, like mammograms, to detect signs of breast cancer and receive treatment as early as possible. It wasn’t until 1991 that the pink ribbons originally appeared and has been used as the national color to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since N-Style ID supports medical awareness and communication, we are offering pink symbol ID tags for all of our bracelets, as well as encouraging those with lymphedema to go pink with our N-Style ID lymphedema bracelets. Continue reading
Medical ID jewelry is essential for people with bleeding disorders. Wearing a medical ID can potentially save a life as well as potentially prevent irreversible damage due to delayed treatment. For those who may be injured and unable to speak for themselves or their child, a medical ID can serve to provide emergency personnel with critical information. Continue reading
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, products ranging from running shoes to fruit snacks are all turning pink, and with good reason. BreastCancer.org states that every 1 in 8 women are at risk for developing invasive breast cancer during her lifetime, which is up from every 1 in 22 women developing the disease in the 1940’s. But does buying a product with the pink ribbon really help save lives? The answer is, some do much more than others. Companies are allowed to print the pink ribbon on their products without even having to donate to find a cure. Businesses are very much aware of the fact that “the pink ribbon is arguably the most successful marketing symbol of our time,” says Karuna Jaggar, the executive director of Breast Cancer Action.
How do you avoid the scams? Research is key. Before picking up a product with a pink ribbon, make sure that your money is actually being used to benefit breast cancer research and not to simply support a marketing tactic which leaves the company with a greater profit than the foundation. For more information on this topic visit www.thinkbeforeyoupink.org.