Promoting campus safety at colleges and universities is important all year long. But as educational institutions get ready to welcome back students, September is the perfect time for National Campus Safety Month.
The U.S. Office for Victims of Crimes reports that “Every year college students throughout the country become victims of stalking, sexual assault, robbery, homicide, and other crimes.” Keeping campuses safe requires collaboration between staff, students, administration, parents and community organizations.
But getting all of these people to work together for a common cause is no easy task. That’s why September is recognized each year as National Campus Safety Awareness Month. It’s a great time for various campus groups to raise awareness about how to stay secure on- and off-campus.
Here are some great college safety tips from TV’s Dr. Phil:
- The Buddy System. Always walk with a friend (or more) when you’re heading to or from an event.
- Drink Responsibly.If you are going to consume alcohol, please drink in moderation.
- Share Your Schedule. Your roommate(s) should have a general idea of your class schedule throughout the day.
How will you get involved in this important awareness initiative? You can invite local authorities in to share tips and advice, organize a campus-wide walk or fundraiser, or simply hand out promo national campus safety items at the dining hall or in the dorms.
Remember, September is the ideal time to promote this awareness initiative. Incoming freshman and returning students will all benefit from your educational message. Let’s work together and keep colleges safe!
A History of Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was established in 1985 and is still recognized every October in America. The goal of the awareness initiative is to promote fighting the disease by educating women on the importance of early detection and regular mammograms. By 1993, the pink ribbon had become a popular symbol for the fight against breast cancer thanks to Senior Corporate Vice President of Estee Lauder Companies, Evelyn Lauder. Lauder would go on to found The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Breast Cancer Facts
Unfortunately, there is still a lot we don’t know about breast cancer and what causes it. We do know that breast cancer is a disease that arises when harmful, or malignant, cells begin to form in healthy tissue. Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) is the most common type of breast cancer. However, it can be treated and survived if caught early on.
Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
Although researchers are not 100 percent certain about what can cause breast cancer, they have categorized the following as contributing factors:
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Cigarette smoking
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Dense breasts
- Alcohol consumption
- Use of hormone replacement therapy
- Breastfeeding history
- Pregnancy history
- Being overweight or obese
- Race and ethnicity
- Changes in breasts
- Exposure to radiation
- Family history of breast cancer
- Coming in contact with Diethylstilbestrol (DES)
- Unhealthy diet
- Night time light exposure
- Various chemicals found in:
- Lawn care products
As you can see, there is far too much we still don’t know about breast cancer, its causes, and a cure. That’s why National Breast Cancer Month is such an important awareness initiative. Get involved this October; distribute breast cancer awareness promotional products at local fundraisers and walks.
September is right around the corner and that marks the beginning of National Baby Safety Month! Here at Motivators we love babies. Several of our employees have children and we love when they visit the office. We have formed a whole wall of baby pictures! With September coming up we will be sharing tips with each other on how to increase Baby safety. Every day of the moth an effort should be made. Little things matter from checking the car seat, to planning a fire escape, to taking care of the little safety issues around the house. One easy fix is to cover all the outlets. Safety outlets covers are very inexpensive and make great giveaways gifts. Make an effort to spread the safety word this September and plan ahead now!
So October is breast cancer month. Every year we take part in Making Strides against breast cancer. This is one of the biggest awareness events in my opinion. Everyone who walks or makes a donation, benefits the American Cancer Society. They invest in the research to find, prevent, treat, and cure the disease.
The Key to fighting the disease is early detection when they are most easily and successfully treated. Everyone should get regular check ups on a yearly basis.
This year the event is held on October 14th at Dowling College, and October 21th at Jones beach State Park. In preparing for the walk there are a lot of items on our Promotional Awareness Events page. We carry everything from t-shirts to awareness bracelets. Lets start preparing!
In just a matter of two short weeks, two very deadly mass shootings have shaken the country at its foundation. The first, in Aurora, CO, happened at a crowded movie theatre during a premier screening of The Dark Knight Rises. The second occurred at a Sikh temple in suburban Wisconsin. The shooter for that one had a background in white supremacy culture.
While the nation debates on whether to have an iron-clad position on making it harder to obtain a gun license or making it easier for good citizens to carry a concealed firearm, it is safe to say that we must look at these two events (and other similar events) and move on with a sense of civility for others – regardless of race, gender, religion or other wonderful aspects of life that make for all the unique differences between individuals.
August is National Win with Civility Month – and it couldn’t have come at a better time. This is an opportunity to become a better person – to start anew – by being civil and sincere with those around you. Whether they celebrate a different religion, dress differently or just look/act differently, be sure to lend out a helping hand.
So be sure to print an inspiring message on some promotional products – so Win with Civility Month can be applied all year long. You could even make a new friend.
Never in a million years would one think that the fast-food chain Chick-fil-a would dominate the news. Between cases of vandalism, conservative “Appreciation Day” and “Kiss In’s” it’s strange to believe that Chick-fil-a would divide the nation.
Wherever your stand on the Chick-fil-a company debate, you should know that September is National Chicken Month. This is a month where we celebrate the health benefits of chicken and the many dishes that can be created with just chicken. Celebrate the month with a new chicken meal once a week or take your employees out for sandwiches.
There are many custom imprinted kitchen products that will help you barbecue and prepare chicken. Whether it is an apron, picnic set or a set of knives, you’re sure to find something you could give away at the next trade show.
While not tied to an official awareness initiative, August and September have become the nation’s designated months for everything back to school. Whether you’re a teacher, student, or parent, it’s time to get ready for the upcoming school year!
Load up on goodies that will help motivate and inspire your kids this year. Big giveaways like lunch bags and drawstring backpacks can be raffled off to students who rack up the points throughout the year.
Smaller items like pens, pencils, and highlighters are perfect for in-class games, activities, and more. Now’s the time to stock up on these back to school promotional products to make sure you’ve got enough to get them through the first day of classes!
What gets you through the long school day? Whether you look forward to after-school sports or reading a good book, pick up items that keep you motivated. For example, carrying around a sports bottle that you’ll use later at football practice will help you stay focused till the end of the day. Cute bookmarks and arts and crafts items can also help brighten your day.
You know it’s rare when your child actually wants to go to class. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make the whole process a bit easier for them. Supplies like calculators, notebooks, and rulers will help make each day a breeze. Stock up on enough to last the whole year!
Are you ready for back to school season?