Too many unfortunate cancer stories are about people who have found out that they have this horrible disease far too late. Sick people have too much on their mind and they don’t like to talk about it too much. Rare are the people who want to go through such a hard healing process in the eyes of the public. It is exhausting as it is, so mostly, the public remains in ignorance about the real figures and the frequency with which this disease occurs. Therefore, it is a moral obligation for all those who are more fortunate, and even the very strong ones who haven’t had much luck to raise awareness. Here are some ways that you can participate in this important cause.
1. Know Your Info
In order to be able to help and raise awareness, you are the first who needs education. Luckily, there is a plethora of info online, numerous hotlines, pamphlets and other material from which you can learn what the most important things that need to be communicated are.
2. Contact the Organizations
Many health and charity organizations have different programs and actions that concern cancer and raising awareness. Contacting them would be a good idea because of many reasons. First, you may want to participate in some of their efforts rather than making it alone. Joined forces are always stronger than one and in those organizations, the work is coordinated and well-directed. Also, you can learn a lot from them and get yourself properly informed. Therefore, calling them and letting them know they can count on you, you are putting things in motion and starting to be the part of the solution.
3. Support the Actions
Many individuals and organizations from your area will have different ways of dealing with this issue. Some will organize rallies, some concerts, fundraisers, volunteer actions and the like. Be informed about them and always take some time to help and participate. Ask the radio stations and local TV stations to play promotional videos and clips and write to the newspapers and ask them to place ads on their issues. Be active, make your own actions, but also support the other people’s actions as they are an important part of the joint fight.
4. Use and Spread Promotional Products
There are many promotional products that can be used to spread awareness. There are many cosmetic companies that put the pink ribbon on their products. They even have that motif as their jewelry which is very nice and promotional at the same time. You can wear the T-shirts, wristbands, pins, and badges or use promotional mugs and USB sticks to raise awareness. The choice is great, but if you choose to do it, make sure that there is always something about you that reminds people of this cause or causes them to ask you about it.
This is a very noble and very important cause. Almost everybody has somebody who has or had cancer.