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Over the last few years, we’ve consistently updated this blog post with the best Breast Cancer Awareness Month ideas we’ve found.

This post was last updated: September 22, 2017

Breast cancer awareness month is about raising money as well as awareness for this disease. Many people look to make a difference every October, but for us, it’s something we focus on all year. Learn how to get your whole company involved with the top 50 breast cancer awareness month ideas this October.

50 Creative Breast Cancer Awareness Month Ideas for Work & the Office.

 

1. Pink Windshield Wiper Blades

Out of all of the ideas we’ve thought of below, this is probably our favorite. Start Breast Cancer Awareness Month off the right way and give out these amazing pink wiper blades as a prize to the employee that raises the most money on October 1st!

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2. Pink Parking Spot

If your company is low on parking spots, this is one of the best breast cancer awareness month ideas for your business. Auction off a parking space for a week/month to employees. The total money raised will go to fighting breast cancer.

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3. Pink Car Wash

Good old carwashes are a great way of fundraising. Get the company involved by having everyone participate. From working the hose to scrubbing the tires, everyone can make an effort.

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4. Pink Talent Show

I can bet that your office is full of talented people {besides what they do at your company} Hold a talent show in the office and have employees vote on the best talent by donating money into a jar. The person who raises the most money wins the talent show. All of the money generated from the event gets donated to the fight against breast cancer.

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5. Food Parties

Pink-oh! De Mayo: Cinco de Mayo → pink style! Pink taco shells and pink grapefruit margaritas for everyone! Everyone makes a donation to participate. Or maybe your office is full of pizza fanatics. Who doesn’t love pizza that comes in a pink box?

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6. Pink raffle/Silent auction

Work with other companies and brands to get them to donate items to your event. Or have employees make teams and create the different baskets for the event.

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7. Hostage for a Cause

Tie employees in pink boas and streamers with a ransom note “I have to raise $100 to help fight breast cancer to get released.” The person will have a boot in front of them for donations. This type of fundraising would do best at a public event or place.

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8. Casual Pink Friday

Let your employees wear casual pink clothes to the office on Fridays. This is one of the simplest breast cancer awareness month ideas. In order to participate, employees must make at least a donation of $1 each Friday. Each week you can vote to choose the employee who is the prettiest in pink.

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9. Pink scavenger hunt

Create an awesome pink themed scavenger hunt for employees. This can be done in the office or throughout a town. Have employees find pink balloons that they can pop to read an inspirational quote and their next clue to finding the next balloon.

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10. Match donations made by your staff dollar for dollar

Throughout the month of October for every dollar an employee donates, match it. If your company is looking for some professional breast cancer awareness month ideas {without the fun} this one is perfect for you.

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11. Pink treat of the day {all month long!}

Each day of October, have a different employee create a pink meal or treat for the company. Unfortunately, this is one of the breast cancer awareness month ideas will leave you at the end of the month needing the next size in pants.
{Like this idea but need to limit the amount of baking in the office?} Hold a Pink Bake-off!
Cookies. Brownies. Cupcakes. Need I say more? Everyone make their favorite dessert {pink style}. You can vote on the most delicious one.

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12. Wear a pink ribbon each day in October to work.

At the beginning of breast cancer awareness month 2017, give out a breast cancer awareness ribbon to all of your employees to wear. For every employee that wears it, you donate $1. Employees have the potential to raise $31 each for the month. This is one of the most simple breast cancer awareness month ideas to get employees involved in the cause.

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13. Open house pink event

Throw a pink party and invite the community. This is a great idea because it helps you connect with the community and helps the community connect with you. Why battle breast cancer with just your company? Throwing a pink party for the community will help you recruit people who want to stop breast cancer as much as your company does. As a bonus, have a special pink drink (pink cocktail or pink lemonade for example) in which all of the proceeds from the drink go directly to fighting breast cancer.

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14. Volunteer together

Giving time is just as good as giving money. There are numerous websites on the internet that post different breast cancer awareness volunteer opportunities. You can volunteer by participating in a breast cancer awareness walk like the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or Avon’s 39 Walk To End Breast Cancer. There are endless other volunteer opportunities to volunteer your time. Some volunteer opportunities are becoming a breast cancer mentor, organize a breast cancer support group, become a breast health educator or donate your hair for wigs. There are endless ways to volunteer your time.

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15. Social Media Outreach contest

Create a social media campaign for the company. Have employees share the campaign and see who can get the most donations.
{Here’s an idea} Have the company dress in pink and share it on company sites with a really cool hashtag.
Tag 3 friends in the photo to post their own pink pose with your hashtag within 24 hours or donate $25 → should donate as well

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16. Bra Pong

Instead of beer pong, hold a bra pong tournament. Have employees make a suggested donation to join the tournament. Create a board with 4 bras glued to it. And give each bra a different amount of points. Prop the board up against a wall and toss a small ball to try and get into the bra. Each member gets three tosses per round. If a team member does not get any of their tosses into a bra they must donate one dollar per round. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins!

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17. Work with local colleges to educate the students

Hold workshops for nearby college students. At these workshops, you can educate students and help them get involved in the cause.

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18. Form a company sponsored team and participate in breast cancer awareness events.

This will help you work together as a team and will help improve morale. There are plenty of races out there like Relay for Life and Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure. You can set a fundraising goal for each employee to raise.

 

19. Organize a walk/run for your town

During the month of October, walk/run 5k events are incredibly popular. Have the company sponsor the event and have all employees run or work the event.

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20. Sell company pink t-shirts

Create a kick-ass breast cancer awareness shirt for the month of October. You can sell the shirt to employees, friends and family.

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21. Pink pumpkin carving contest

Aside from being Breast Cancer Awareness month, October is prime time for fun fall activities. Head to a local farm and have employees carve out pumpkins. Set up donation jars next to each pumpkin. The pumpkin that raises the most money wins! Who doesn’t love awesome breast cancer awareness month ideas combined with fun fall activities?

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22. Turn company logos to pink for October and have employees share it.

This is one of the simplest breast cancer awareness month ideas out there. Show the community you support breast cancer by turning your logos pink. Just do it.

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23. Pie Day

Set up a number of jars with the faces of different executives at your company. Let employees put money in the jars to vote on which executive gets a pie to the face. The person who has the most money in their jar gets a pie to the face. You can also auction off who gets to throw the pie at the winning executive. All the money raised for this cool event gets donated to the fight against breast cancer.

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24. Spin Class for a Cure

Hit up your favorite spin class instructor and classmates. As a company, you can take a spin class together and get others in the community involved. Have everyone donate $1 per mile or $1 per minute of spinning. For all of you fitness enthusiasts out there, this is one of the best breast cancer awareness ideas out there for you.

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25. Survival Stories

Have every office employee find a family member or friend who is going through cancer/survived and have them write their story to post to their company blog.

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26.  Bomb Fundraising

Set a goal and if you do not meet the goal you’ll do something funny online. Similarly to the Ice Bucket Challenge. This is a great opportunity to create something totally epic with the chance of it going viral.

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27.Workplace Door Decorating Contest

Workers decorate a designated door in the office. To participate each employee or team must pay a suggested donation for each door. Employees can purchase items to decorate the door or use items from home. They most creative door wins!

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28. Paid Time Off

Let employees donate their paid time off to breast cancer. Instead of taking a day off from work, donate the money you would be making for the day to breast cancer research.

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29. Competitive Crowdsourcing

Have employees raise money for a cure for breast cancer through their own efforts. Pick the top three employees who have raised the most money and reward them something cool like extra paid time off days, work from home week or free lunch for a week.

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30. Hold a spaghetti dinner for the company

This dinner can be for the company’s whole family and friends. Have your company look for restaurants that are willing to donate some food or have someone cook for the company. To enjoy the dinner set a price per person. All money generated goes to breast cancer research. Unfortunately, this is another one of the breast cancer awareness month ideas that will leave you with a few extra pounds at the end of the month.

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31. Movie party at the office

Grab your office projector and play a movie for the office. Pick a word and every time the word is said each person donates $1.

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32. Alcohol tasting party

Host an office alcohol tasting party of pink inspired cocktails. Consider including Mike’s hard pink lemonade rather than other alcoholic drinks since each package bought donates a portion of the price to fighting breast cancer. That’s a double donation right there!

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33. Host a golf outing

October is the perfect month when it’s not too hot or cold. Host a Golf outing at your local golf course for the company. All the money earned to participate goes to fighting breast cancer.

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34. Office poker tournament

Get your poker face on. Have everyone in the company buy-in. You’ll have a great time seeing the different sides of all your coworkers. All the money generated goes to breast cancer research.  This is one of the best breast cancer awareness month ideas for companies who love card games.

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35. Fitbit fitness contest

Fitness is a big trend nowadays. For employees who enjoy fitness and have a Fitbit tracker, donate to participate in a workweek step contest against other employees.

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36. Office baseball game/any other sport

Whether it’s baseball, soccer, basketball, darts, hockey or volleyball. Have the company hold a tournament and break into teams. There’s nothing more fun than seeing the quietest person in the office become the most competitive on the field.  All money generated goes to finding a cure for breast cancer.

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37. 50/50 office raffle

Have employees participate in an office-wide 50/50 raffle. 50% goes to fighting breast cancer and the other 50% goes to the lucky winner.

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38. Bowling Party

Ask your local bowling alley to donate some lanes for a fundraising party. Invite the whole office, neighbors, family or a group of old friends. Ask for a suggested donation at the door.

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39. Game Night

Host a game night; Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble are just a few of our favorites. You can try to get food and drinks donated by different local restaurants. Ask for a suggested donation at the door to participate.

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40. Collect bottles as a team

Go out and support two causes at once. By collecting recyclable bottles/items you are saving the environment. Bring all the items you find and take them to a recycling center. Then you can take all of the money that you made from the recycled bottles and donate towards fighting breast cancer.

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41. Party at a local restaurant and have your CEO be the guest bartender.

Make sure you create some really awesome drinks because all of the tips you make that night go to fighting breast cancer.

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42. Pink yoga

Find a local yoga instructor to volunteer their time to teach your company a yoga class. Have a suggested class price and donate the total earnings to breast cancer research. If your company loves fitness, this breast cancer awareness month idea is for you.

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43. Office Bingo

Find an awesome bingo set and sell the boards to employees for a price. The more boards they have…the better chance they have to win bingo!

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44. Donation per cup of coffee in the office

Most offices supply coffee and a Keurig to employees nowadays. For the month of October, for each cup of coffee that an employee makes have them put a donation in a donation jar.

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45. Pink eating contest

Select a few employees to participate in an eating contest. Let’s say that it’s a hotdog eating contest. Each employee can donate $1 per hot dog they’ve eaten. Then participants can wash it down with a pink lemonade.

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46. Giving up your “necessities”

If your company has a Starbucks addiction, make a pact that you won’t buy items from Starbucks for the month. Instead of spending the money on coffee, donate the money you would spend for the month at Starbucks to the fight against breast cancer.

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47. Host company-wide events to educate employees on the disease

Education when it comes to breast cancer is important. Early detection of this disease is key. Educating people about this disease is just as important as raising money. This is one of the most important breast cancer awareness month ideas because the key to survival when it comes to breast cancer is early detection.

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48. Beer pong tournament

If you’re feeling nostalgic, head back to your college days and schedule a company-wide beer pong tournament. To participate, a donation must be made.

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49. Trivia night

Create an office-wide trivia night. To join in on the fun, have a suggested donation at the door.

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50. Gaming night tournament (Xbox, PlayStation, console etc.)

For all the gaming nerds out there, pick a game whether it be the new Madden or Call of Duty. Have an office-wide gaming tournament.

 

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Have some other cool breast cancer awareness month ideas?

Please reply in the comments below and we’ll add your idea to this post!

4 Comments

  • Roy Huntley Ranario says:

    I donated to Breast Cancer Car Donations (CarDonations4Cancer.org) in the past. They have pretty awesome programs helping those who are affected with Breast Cancer who can’t afford medical
    treatment and maintenance.

  • Evelyn D Toro says:

    We re looking for a speaker to come to our office in October and speak (educate) our colleagues about Breast Cancer, and that it not only effects women, but men too.

  • Andrea Thompson Falls says:

    Awesome list — I have an idea to share with you!

    START A #SleevesUpForBreastCancer VIRTUAL BLOOD DRIVE.

    #SleevesUpForBreastCancer is a new initiative that allows anyone, anywhere to show support for breast cancer by starting a virtual blood drive campaign and sharing it with their friends, family members, co-workers and networks. The focus is on donations of blood platelets.

    Low platelet count is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Cancer patients may have to wait until platelet levels go up in order to continue with chemotherapy or to have surgery. In fact, more than 70% of blood platelets are used in cancer treatments.

    Platelets cannot be manufactured – they can only come from volunteer donors.

    HOW YOU CAN HELP
    Would you be willing to START a #SleevesUpForBreastCancer virtual blood drive campaign to support blood platelet donations?
    Or challenge your networks to do so?

    HERE’S HOW:
    VISIT https://sleevesup.redcrossblood.org to start your campaign.
    -Click “start campaign” button.
    -Follow prompts to customize.
    -Generates your own campaign page URL.
    -Share your page with others in your networks.
    -They hit “pledge” button to book blood platelet donation appointment at a location near them.
    -About two hours of their time can generate enough platelets to help 1 to 3 people.
    -And use #SleevesUpForBreastCancer as hashtag to spread the word!

    Thanks for letting me share — and EXCITING!

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  • Andrea Thompson Falls says:

    You might want to reach out to the Male Breast Cancer Coalition! Great resources, awesome educational content, great people.
    http://malebreastcancercoalition.org/