9 Awareness-Raising Ideas for American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Since 1963, Congress has asked the president to proclaim February as American Heart Month each year as a way to remind citizens to take steps to take care of their health and heart. If you are looking for a way for your organization to make a difference, consider an event with a heart-healthy spin on it! Between helping healthcare organizations to recognize Heart Month year after year and strategies from our own corporate wellness programs, Crestline has the ideas you need to get inspired. Here are some fun and educational activities to help your hospital, school, or organization to spread awareness: 1) Wear Red on National Wear Red Day® National Wear Red Day® takes place on the first Friday … Read More

Red Ribbon Week and Other Ways to Support Substance Abuse Awareness

Red Ribbon Week and Other Ways to Support Substance Abuse Awareness Schools, public safety, healthcare, and other nonprofit organizations all do their part to raise awareness about alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse and its prevention. October is Substance Awareness Month and one such effort is The Red Ribbon Campaign™, which promotes Red Ribbon Week® in the last week of each October every year. The 2018 dates are October 23-31st. What is The Red Ribbon Campaign™ The Red Ribbon Campaign™ was launched in 1985 after the National Family Partnership gained knowledge of the serious drug trafficking problem in Mexico that was making its way to the U.S. It began as a way to encourage families and educators to talk to their children about substance abuse prevention. Specifically, the anti-drug campaign encourages people to wear red double-looped ribbons in order to show that they have taken the pledge to educate children and … Read More

How Your Organization Can Support Men’s Health this Movember

What is Movember? Movember, also known as “No Shave November” is a month-long campaign to raise awareness for several serious issues that threaten men’s health and quality of life: prostate and testicular cancer, mental health issues, and suicide. Many men over the years have chosen to grow a mustache throughout the month of November as a way to show support for this important cause. The Movember Foundation facilitates the campaign and seeks to provide educational resources and to promote fundraising efforts to continue this mission. From healthcare practices to fitness facilities to places of employment, promotional products can be a very effective way to achieve this important goal of improving men’s physical and mental health. What are the Rules? There are several important rules to keep in mind when setting out to grow a mustache in support of the Movember cause: 1)   Choose a charity or team and register to begin your fundraising efforts. 2)   If you are … Read More

5 Ways To Use Promotional Products to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and promotional products are an important means for any kind of business to show their support for the cause while raising funds for awareness, prevention, and treatment. 1) Fundraising Promotional products are a great way to raise funds for breast cancer research, education, and future awareness efforts. Choosing a promotional item that people will find fun or useful, such as drinkware or a tech item, will make raising funds easier, and as a bonus, your logo will be on the item spreading the word about your organization as well as elevating the cause. 2) Education Use promotional products to educate people on risk factors, signs and symptoms, and early detection. Education is one of the best ways to increase the rate of early detection and connect those in need with resources in their community.  Promotional products such as magnets, calendars, and bags can help share the … Read More

February is American Heart Month: 5 Ways to Spread Awareness

Whether you are a hospital, school or business, promotional products can be a great way to make health and wellness information more engaging and when taken home, can serve as an important reminder to make heart-heathy choices all year. Wear Red on National Wear Red Day Wearing red on National Wear Red Day (which takes place this year on February 3, 2017) is a great way to show your support for the cause and get the word out. Custom imprinted hats and t-shirts make great giveaways at schools, awareness events, health fairs and at the office to promote heart-healthy habits.               Build in Fitness Breaks Encourage stretching, walking and yoga breaks at the office and at school to increase physical activity among students and employees. Give out prizes as incentives, such as a stickers and balloons and send them home with a heart-shaped hot/cold … Read More

In the News: The Personal Safety Keychain Alarm

In response to a violent crime against an elderly New York City resident, the NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau started Senior Safe, a new program aimed at protecting senior citizens. As part of this safety initiative, the NYPD has made plans to distribute bracelets with the personal safety keychain alarm attached, to every senior center in the city. Read more here The Personal Safety Keychain Alarm is extremely loud at 100-110 decibels and can be heard up to 175-225 feet away. It also has an LED light for additional security. It is fast and simple to use, making it ideal for emergency situations.

4 Ways to Get Your Nonprofit Noticed

Did you know that there are over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the US? With so many worthy causes hoping to gain support from donors, it is important to get creative when amplifying your message. Here are a few tips for effective non-profit marketing: Sell Some Swag Bring your logo to life by selling items like T-shirts, hats, water bottles, mugs and bracelets on your website as a way to raise funds. Consider creating benchmarks to give people a tangible idea for how their money will be used (“500 T-shirts sold allows us to provide one village with drinking water for a month,” etc.). Every piece of merchandise sold and used will also help raise awareness and garner supporters. Get Social Media Savvy Social media platforms, especially Facebook and Twitter, are ideal for promoting your cause and keeping people engaged with updates, blog posts, event photos, questionnaires, and videos. … Read More

8 Ways to Recognize Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month. Although the statistics surrounding heart disease can be scary—it’s the leading cause of death for both women and men in the U.S.—there is good news: it’s also very preventable. Here are eight tips for promoting awareness and reducing risk while at the office. Wear Red February 3rd is Wear Red Day, but sporting red anytime during the month is a great way to support the cause and spread awareness. Take a peek at our “Seeing Red” Pinterest board for inspiration. Learn Lifesaving CPR Arrange for the American Red Cross to come to your office for on-site first aid training. Also, keep an Emergency CPR Mega-Mags™ Magnet in common areas, like break rooms, so people can have easy access to this life-saving guide. Maintain A Healthy Weight Excess belly fat can contribute to high blood pressure and unhealthy blood lipid levels. Help combat excess pounds by … Read More

5 Foolproof Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress

April is National Stress Awareness month, a time that health professionals dedicate to educating and raising awareness about stress. Stress and stress related health issues are a growing epidemic that needs to be addressed. Learning how to recognize our stress, manage it and find new ways to relax and reduce stress is crucial for our work and personal lives. Everyone encounters stress, some more than others. Stress can be very harmful to your health in a variety of ways if not properly handled. Stress management is becoming a top priority for many companies because of the negative effects of stress. Work related pressure is one of the biggest causes of stress in the United States.  Employees who are dealing with high amounts of stress can be destructive for your company. Employees with high-stress levels have a tendency to create tension with coworkers and butt heads with management. Having employees that … Read More

The Benefits of Custom Reusable  Bags

Have you ever received a promotional bag? Chances are most of us have. Promotional totes and reusable grocery tote bags are rising in popularity and for good reasons! In the United States, 34% of consumers own a promotional tote bag and they can gain over 5,700 impressions for your brand. Not only are reusable bags and totes good for your brand, but they are also good for the environment. Today, many cities across the country are banning single-use plastic bags in order to reduce environmental pollution. Many retail locations and supermarkets will no longer be able to hand out the free plastic bags that shoppers rely on to carry their items home. How can your business take advantage of bag bans? By putting your logo on reusable grocery tote bags. Customized reusable grocery tote bags can replace non-biodegradable plastic bags. You can sell them to customers or hand them out free to shoppers who are … Read More

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