Candleberry Candle Company is pleased to partner with important charities that change lives and radiate from the hearts of everyone who works in our company. Since this particular charity is so near and dear to us, we’ve created a candle for a cure. Our Susan G. Komen, signature PINK Hot Maple Toddy Candle.
When purchasing this commemorative candle, know that a portion of the sale price will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation.
The power of pink has been exhibited all throughout October since 1985 when the American Cancer Association and a pharmaceutical company that manufactures several anti-breast cancer drugs came together in a week-long event to bring attention to the matter. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is meant to raise the public’s awareness of breast cancer, its detection, treatments, and the need for a cure.
Talking about Breast Cancer, or any cancer is a hard thing to do even as an adult, because of the ugly truths of it all. Regardless, it is so important to spread knowledge and understanding to anyone listening. About 13% of women will get breast cancer in their lifetime while 1 in 39 women will die from it.
This blog entry is about getting your kids involved. Gaining awareness at an early age is extremely important because it sets your children up for what could happen to not only them one day but any of their loved ones even sooner. It doesn’t have to be a sad or depressing thing to involve your kids. Keep reading :) I will give you a few ideas on how you and your kids can be supportive encouraging, and spread love, kindness, and awareness.
1. Have A Bake Sale
Let your kids host a bake sale and donate the proceeds to a Breast Cancer Awareness Organization such as Susan G Komen. They'll have a blast in the kitchen baking, and you can make pink and white cookies to promote the cause.
Here's a great recipe!
Pink & White Cookie Recipe:
|White Cookies: Betty Crocker Sugar Cookies||Pink Cookies: Strawberry Cookies|
What You Will Need:
Preheat the oven to 375°, mix ingredients, roll dough into small balls and place on a cookie sheet then bake for 7-9 minutes. Cool. Next melt candy melts in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals until smooth. Dip cookies half way then place on a cooling rack to dry.
What You Will Need:
Preheat the oven to 375°, mix ingredients, roll into balls and place on a cookie sheet for 7-10 minutes. Cool. Melt white candy melts and dip your cookies in half way then place on a cooling rack to dry.
2. Pink Pumpkin Painting Contest
This is super fun, especially for kids! Invite your child's friends over for a pumpkin painting contest.
To keep everything as clean as possible, lay down a tarp, a sheet, or some newspaper on your porch. Next, you'll want to display all your paint and decorating materials. We suggest using different shades of pink and white paint, glitter, and stickers of your choice. Finally, don't forget some essentials; water, paper towels, paint brushes, and let them get creative.
When their pumpkins are nice and dry, number them and allow each child to write down which pumpkin is their favorite (they can’t pick their own).
Next, count the numbers and announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
At the end of the day, be sure to display your pumpkins on your porch to show your support.
3. Make A Card
I love this idea. It's simple yet so heartwarming and encouraging.
You or your child can make a personalized card for someone you know who is struggling with Breast Cancer. If you do not know anyone personally with this disease and still want to help brighten someone's day, you can use Girls Love Mail's website to send a letter to a random breast cancer patient.
You can use pink paper, pink stickers, markers, or ink to make your card extra special and even tie it off with a pink ribbon.
After you or your child has created their heartfelt letter, mail it off and feel humbled, knowing you are about to really make someone’s day and lift their spirits.
4. Make Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts
This is fun and something you can wear all year long.
Here's what we'll need to get started: White or pink T-shirts (you can find these in the craft section at Walmart for only a few dollars or at your local craft store). Then, purchase some fabric paint, stamps, stencils, and of course, glitter if you'd like.
Before painting, layout something on the porch or a table inside to avoid the mess. Then, get all your materials out and start getting creative.
If you and your friends and family take part in any of these ideas, be sure to tag us on Facebook and Instagram at @candleberrycandles; we'd love to share your kindness and support.
As always, we love to hear your thoughts, so comment down below. Also, if you know someone battling this fight against breast cancer, be sure to send them their own Susan G. Komen Pink Hot Maple Toddy candle. It will not only brighten their day but help support their fight in finding a cure.
At Susan G. Komen, the mission is pretty simple: saving lives and ending breast cancer forever. However, how it gets done is a bit more complex. The organization educates, supports research, offers grants that provide financial and emotional assistance, and advocates for better breast cancer policy. But in a broader sense, Susan G. Komen empowers others, ensures quality care for all, and invests in science to find the cure.