Women have made significant contributions to the workplace. In Australia alone, for instance, we’ve got women-led companies like Canva recognised as one of the most valuable startups in the world.
Aside from business, women have also been making headway in politics, education, and science. Their work ethics and achievements have long proven that gender has no bearing on one’s competence and excellence.
Every October, we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month to spread awareness about a disease that takes away the lives of almost 21,000 women annually. However, this sort of cancer doesn’t discriminate and can also strike men, apparently. Hence, it’s not an exclusively female concern.
Thus, it might be a good idea for your company to do its part this month in raising awareness and showing support to relevant initiatives for such a good cause.
But first, let’s brush up on some important facts.
Why Is October Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month started in October 1985 when a partnership between the American Cancer Society formed a partnership with the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries.
Over the years, this partnership eventually grew to include medical organizations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations around the world. Together, they raise funds for research and educate women about the importance of early detection and regular screening.
The pink ribbon has even become the iconic symbol of this movement. Some people also wear pink clothes to show their support throughout the month. So, don’t be surprised when your social media news feed turns pink at some point this month.
How Companies Can Promote Breast Cancer Awareness In A Remote Workplace
Now that we’ve established the origins of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, let’s talk about the cool and creative ways your company can contribute to this movement.
Breast Cancer Awareness Virtual Bulletin Board
Aside from your usual announcements, why not put up a creative and artistic virtual bulletin board for the occasion? You can use platforms like Slack to share news, research, and blogs about breast cancer for everyone on the team to read and share as they see fit.
Social Media Posts
People engage with brands that care. This is where your social media platforms come in. You can post relevant information, trivia, or blogs on the subject. And perhaps even connect these to how your company is helping the cause, if ever.
And if you’re unsure about how to do it, you can always hire a content writer who can do it for you. *wink* *wink*
Educate Your Employees
The right information can save a life. There’s no telling how much impact sharing important facts and preventive tips to your remote workers and even to your customers can have.
If you can, invite a breast cancer survivor for a quick yet informative discussion about their experiences. Learning about the symptoms, treatments, and recovery period will go a long way towards broadening awareness, at least within your company.
Host a Raffle
Fundraisers are always helpful for worthy causes. If you have the budget for it, you can host a simple and fun raffle where your team members can nominate their favorite breast cancer charity.
Once done, list down all their names and chosen organisations and hold a video call where you announce the raffle winner. You can then split the proceeds equally between the winner and his/her chosen charity. Talk about a win-win!
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