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October is a month where we become even more aware of the cancer struggle many women face around the world. Breast Cancer Awareness month is to help us cope with this struggle and find hope by raising money for a cure.
One of the more versatile items you can use for fundraising and awareness is sweatbands. The reason is they can be embroidered with your special message on them and can be sold to raise money. They go great at schools and sporting associations. I say versatile because they can also be used during the game by football, baseball, wrestling and basketball players. They are also used for walk-a-thons and charity events. This makes for even more awareness because many of the people watching the game will want to donate to have their very own pink sweatband. The pink sweatbands do not necessarily have to be customized because the color in itself represents the awareness.
Preparing for your fundraiser
Getting ready for a fundraiser can be both fun and hard at the same time. Hard because of all the planning that goes into it, but fun because of how creative you can be with the products you are selling. Sometimes the process is painless because the product of choice is already designed for you.
The most successful fundraisers start prepping at least 3 to 4 months before the actual month or day takes place. This saves you a lot of time and last second hassle.
Your event set-up and planning is very important. If you only have a single day or few games to raise funds for your cause than it is important to know how you are going to stand out. If you are selling a product like pink armbands at a football game than you will notice that as soon as you sell a few they get around pretty quick by word of mouth. The best way to stand out is to get a table with pink table cloth and set it up against a wall during the game. If it is a basketball game than setting it up where people walk in works best but if it is a football game than the best way to implement it is to put your table right in the middle of all the action (Where the kids are all hanging around during the game).
As word gets around kids and parents will gladly contribute to this good cause and you will have a success"