There’s still time to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month among your members! Breast Cancer Awareness Month gives your plan the opportunity to motivate women to seek regular medical advice.
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion states, “Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.”
Try out a few of these quick and easy Breast Cancer Awareness promotional ideas to show support for your members and their families.
Promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Social Media
Social Media is a great tool to get the word out quickly. Stress the importance of early detection and breast cancer prevention on your social media platforms. Post screening information, statistics, articles, videos and photos that will raise awareness.
Send Breast Cancer Awareness Reminders & Information
Reminders and information can be sent via direct mail, e-newsletters, or e-mail. Educate your female members on the appropriate screenings and checkups necessary to detect breast cancer.
Ask Your Network to Help
Ask doctors and nurses to speak to women about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer. Have them talk with women ages 50 to 74 about getting mammograms every 2 years.
Set Up Informational Tables
Set up a table at a local health fair, women’s fitness center, store, community center, etc. with breast cancer informational brochures and pamphlets. Download brochures here.
Add a Breast Cancer Awareness Badge to Your Website
Help spread the word by simply adding a badge to your website. You can find one here.
Try one or all of these promotional ideas to boost awareness of Breast Cancer early detection and prevention among your members. Encouraging women to take a proactive approach to their breast health not only engages your members to take control of their health, but it also improves satisfaction and saves your plan money on the potential of costly treatment.