How to Run and Effective Cancer Proramme

Does the fear of cancer make you feel like you don’t  want to hear about it?

Or do you think that cancer will never impact you?

Did you know that according to CANSA South Africa 100 000 South Africans are diagnosed with cancer ever year?

In October it will be National Cancer Awareness Month..

How can you help your events have a bigger impact and help your team to get better educated?

Our real goal is to help transform people,not just to create awareness. You may know that something about cancer, but what are the specific lifestyle changes that need to be made to reduce cancer?

Here are some ways that you can make your campaign be more effective.

When you give an awareness gift, add an informative short message.

Coffee mugs are used everyday without people thinking about it. So while a Think Pink image may be beneficial in creating overall awareness, does it change behavior?

Proper hydration and nutrition are key to our health, as is understanding what we put in our bodies. The next time you pour your first cup of morning brew or head to happy hour, keep in mind the impacts of the choices you make.

Think about how people interact.

How many times have you found yourself reading what is someone’s t-shirt?

Why not add some information onto the t-shirts for your fund run or office exercise group?

Leisure-time physical activity was associated with a significantly decreased risk of not only colon, breast, and endometrial cancers, but also esophageal cancer, liver cancer, stomach cancer, kidney cancer, and myeloid leukemia.

You can add different messages on groups of t-shirts and watch how people notice the differences.

Think About Out of the Box Giveaways

How often do we realize that adequate sleep is necessary to maintain a strong immune system, to prevent the growth of cancer?

Do we actively seek to manage stress in our daily lives so that we will not be harmed by its effects  on our bodies and mind?

A scatter cushion is a great idea to reinforce rest and stress management as a positive lifestyle choice.

Use Everyday Gifts to Convey Specific Messages

Our purchasing choices make an impact on our health.

Did you know that you can use everyday items, such as a shopping bag to help change habits?

One group of vegetables you may care to give a closer look at during your weekly shop, are the dark leafy greens. These include broccoli, spinach, leaf lettuce and kale – foods that are true nutrient powerhouses.

My name is Kim Vermaak from a team called Belle Regalo and for the past 17 years, have been helping clients connect better with their staff and clients. In the last few years, I have been shocked at how many people I personally know have been diagnosed with cancer.

So this year, when you are planning your Cancer Awareness Campaigns, think about what causes you to adopt new behaviors. Then use that knowledge to help your team to create better health .