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Aug 30 2013

5 Interesting Facts about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)

There is no doubt that regular breast examinations are crucial in the fight against breast cancer. Every year, breast cancer awareness campaigns are held in the month of October to help and guide women in the fight against the disease. Featured below are some interesting facts on NBCAM, the biggest breast cancer awareness campaign in the United States.

1. History: The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is an effort that was jointly launched by the American Cancer Society and Imperial Chemical Industries (currently a part of AstraZeneca) way back in 1985. NBCAM’s main objective is to highlight the importance of mammography in fighting breast cancer.

2. How pink became associated with breast cancer awareness: In 1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation distributed pink ribbons among participants in the New York City race for breast cancer survivors. Two years later, Evelyn Lauder of the Estée Lauder Companies launched a campaign involving pink ribbons as well, thus giving the color much needed importance.

3. National Mammography Day: Every October, the third Friday is observed as National Mammography Day. This day was launched by former President Clinton in 1993. Women generally keep their mammography appointments on this day. In 2013, National Mammography Day falls on October 19.

4. Celebrities associated with NBCAM: Several women have lent their voice and support to help spread the message against breast cancer. They include Edna Campbell (former basketball star), Ann Jillian (television/movie actress) and Betty Rollin (author and former TV correspondent).

5. Effectiveness of NBCAM: Every year since 1985 when the NBCAM was launched, there has been steady reports of breast cancer diagnoses in the month of November. This clearly points to the effectiveness of the NBCAM in October.

If you represent a company or institution, you too can be a part of the drive against breast cancer. All you have to do is go for pink-themed promotional items with your logo imprinted on them. You will gain a lot of goodwill and some quality visibility. Check out Promo Direct range of breast cancer awareness items here.

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Jul 25 2013

Observing August As Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

The month of August is celebrated in America as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. This special occasion coincides with a new calendar year for children – they will be returning back to school after a long vacation.

If you are a school teacher or administrator, then you must be aware that August is when children are given immunizations and other important healthcare services.

During the summers, children play a lot in the sun, leaving their eyes exposed to harmful rays. You can educate children about the significance of wearing eyewear to protect their vision.

Business owners can give away items like the Junior Neon Sunglasses that are available in a variety of colors. Neon Sunglasses – White Frame is another product kids will love to wear.

 

You can also take this opportunity to give away some quality coloring books on a variety of health topics. Here are some of the exciting coloring books Promo Direct has in stock for you:

1. A Visit To Your Doctor: This coloring book has 16 pages of fun-filled activity, reminding kids about the importance of doctor visits.
2. A Visit To The Dentist: This coloring book teaches children the importance of oral hygiene.
3. Flash Teaches Fire Safety: This activity book uses word search, jokes and coloring pages to teach kids the importance of fire safety.
4. Fitness is Fun Coloring Book: This wonderful book provides kids with great tips to remain fit.

 

Click here to explore more coloring books.

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Jul 09 2013

Making Back to School Easier for Kids with Promotional Goodies

A lot of kids get nervous when they return back to school after a long vacation. Some of these kids will be introduced to new friends, new teachers or probably even a new school! So schools often have a task on their hands to get the kids adjusted to routines – this process probably takes a week or two.

If you are a school administrator or teacher, you can make things easier for them by giving away personalized school items on the first day of school. These giveaways help them adjust themselves to the school in a quicker and more efficient manner. Find below some popular and interesting items available with Promo Direct to welcome students after an extended break:

School Packets: Hugely popular, each packet comes with two pencils, a wooden ruler, an eraser and a sharpener. The kids will love these items!

Aero Sportpack: Available in 7 exciting colors, these sportpacks will do a good job of highlighting your school’s logo. These bags are trendy and sturdy enough to carry a student’s belongings. They will love carrying these bags to school!

Auto Flip-Top Calculator: Get this quality calculator imprinted with your school’s logo and gift them away to students. This product has black rubber grips and a rubber keypad that is soft to use.

Therm-O-Snack: These bags are perfect for the kids to take to school. They are spacious, have a zipper closure and will keep food fresh till lunch time and beyond.

Apart from the products mentioned above, you will find a lot of other products here. Use these products alone or mix them together to make useful school combo gifts. What’s more, the incredibly low prices will ensure you come back for more!

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Jul 05 2013

Quick Promotional Products To Launch A Speedy Marketing Campaign

It’s no secret that a majority of businesses and institutions order their giveaways at the last moment. There are several reasons for this – either they didn’t get a timely clearance on the marketing budget or couldn’t find a product that suit their branding need. Or maybe they just forgot about ordering till the moment arrived!

If you are in a similar situation, then you need not worry. Promo Direct has been helping a lot of people with their last minute purchases through its Free 24 Hour Service section. From bags and drinkware to electronic items and lots more, Promo Direct has an army of items that can be shipped out in quick time.

The main advantage of this service is that all artwork will be processed in quick time. First, Promo Direct’s team of experienced designers provides you with a preview of how your logo looks on the items of your choice. After receiving your approval, the team proceeds to personalize a bulk of the chosen items with your logo and message. After this, your order of giveaways is shipped the next day itself. What’s best of all is that this 24 Hour service is for FREE!

You can find these speedy products all through the Promo Direct website and not just in the link provided above. These promotional items can be easily identified –they have a green ’24 HOUR’ icon that announces their presence. With Promo Direct, you need not worry about not being prepared for an event that just around the corner.

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Mar 14 2013

The History behind St. Patrick’s Day and its significance in the United States

St. Patrick’s Day falls on March 17 every year and is observed in remembrance of Ireland’s revered patron’s saint.

There is a bit of entertaining history behind St. Patrick’s life. As a teenager, he was kidnapped from his home in Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland. He went through several hardships for 6 years before finally running away from his captors and returning back to his family.

He grew up to become a respected cleric and returned to Ireland as a Bishop. St. Patrick’s devotion for the betterment of the Irish poor made him immensely popular in Ireland and a force to reckon with in Irish culture.

St. Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated in America, thanks to the huge presence of Irish-Americans. Though there is no federal holiday to mark the occasion, several Americans host Irish-themed parties that serve alcoholic drinks and food. Street parades are held in the following American cities: Pittsburgh, Denver, New York, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Seattle, New Orleans, Detroit and Philadelphia.

Several companies join in the celebrations by giving away St. Patrick’s Day themed giveaways. If you haven’t associated your business with this fun-filled day yet, then it is time you did! Head over to Promo Direct for some exciting giveaways to highlight your brand.

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