October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and in order to spread awareness and help the cause, Hairstrong is donating 10% of our Pink Scrunchie sales towards Breast Cancer research from October 1st-31st. In this blog, we cover the history behind Breast Cancer Awareness month and the amazing things that your donations can help achieve.
History Of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month began in 1985 between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries. Betty Ford, the first lady and wife of former President Gerald Ford, brought a lot of awareness and attention to the cause. Betty was a breast cancer survivor herself.
Breast Cancer Awareness month started off with the sole goal of educating women about breast cancer and spreading awareness about why it is so important to get checked. Informing women about early detection tests and mammograms can save lives.
During each October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, survivors are encouraged to share their stories. This helps spread awareness about the importance of getting checked for both men and women. It is also a great way for strangers to all come together for a collective goal. This day offers support and guidance to those who might have just been diagnosed and are only just beginning their journey.
Where Did The Pink Ribbon Come From?
Estee Lauder back in 1992 came up with the visual of the pink ribbon to represent breast cancer in the first nationwide campaign. Over 1.5 million ribbons were passed out that year and became the premier visual reminder of what the month of October represents. The NFL has been one of the biggest supports with nearly all players not embracing pink gear and ribbons for the entire month. The pink ribbons are now a recognizable symbol for breast cancer around the globe.
This is why for the month of October 10% of all pink scrunchie sales will go directly towards Breast Cancer research from October 1st-31st. The Hot Pink scrunchie comes in our signature strength options for thin hair, thick hair, curly hair, or long hair. No matter your hair texture we have a scrunchie that will secure your hair into place and protect it from damage.
Where Does This Donation Go?
Every year about 75 Canadians will be told they have breast cancer. While many survive the disease, many will not. Breast Cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death amongst Canadian women, closely following lung cancer.
The journey of any cancer diagnosis is never easy and requires a lot of doctors, tests, and family support. With your donation from buying a Strongband Pink scrunchie, more can be done in terms of groundbreaking breast cancer research for preventing, detecting and treating breast cancer. Proceeds also go towards the national support system in Canada to ensure that all who are affected by breast cancer get the support they need.
October Is Pink Scrunchie Month
We are going to be repping our pink Strongband scrunchies all month for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is the perfect time to grab a new adjustable hair tie scrunchie to add to your hair scrunchie collection. If you’re already thinking ahead to Christmas, a Strongband scrunchie is a perfect addition to any gift. It is also the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone in your family that ties up their hair.
The Strongband scrunchie, adjustable hair ties are perfect for athletes with longer hair, thicker hair, curlier hair or thinner hair. Adjusting a hair tie during a workout can affect performance and distract athletes. It can become quite a nuisance.
With our range of Strongband scrunchies, you can adjust the tie to be as tight or as loose as you’d like. This also helps reduce damage to our hair and helps eliminate headaches.
Check out our Hot Pink adjustable scrunchie’s today and support breast cancer research, awareness and early detection.