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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is right around the corner!

As a nationally certified woman-owned business, Everyone Loves Buttons would like to share some statistics about breast cancer in preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

According to breastcancer.org, about 1 in every 8 (12%) women develop breast cancer at some point throughout their lifetime. It is not limited to women, but it is a much more common occurrence among the female gender. In America, breast cancer ranks second behind only a couple forms of skin cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women. Aside from lung cancer, breast cancer death rates are higher than any other cancer among women in the United States.

Needless to say, breast cancer is a big deal in the U.S. and across the world. The problem is that most people aren’t educated enough on the matter, which prevents those individuals from detecting the disease early on causing the cancer to spread prior to diagnosis. This is why October is so important in terms of spreading the word about breast cancer.

In today’s day and age, it is much easier to spread awareness with the likes of the Internet and more specifically social media. As for breast cancer awareness, the pink movement has been expanding over the last few decades. All of your favorite NFL players sport their hot pink cleats, gloves, socks, and towels throughout the month of October to help raise awareness about the disease. DeAngelo Williams, running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, even dies some of his braids pink for the entirety of the NFL season in support of his mother’s battle with breast cancer.

There is always more that we can do to combat an illness like cancer, but the little things like wearing pink and supporting the fight can help build the foundation for a better tomorrow.

Breast Cancer Awareness ZP

Did you or a loved one beat cancer? Customize your own button to celebrate the triumphant victory. Is a coach or player going through the fight? Create your own custom Zipper Pull® to clip to your team jackets, backpacks or gym bags. Our Zipper Pulls® now include the option of a custom hot pink Versa Back®, which is the back of the Zipper Pull®, to help tie the Breast Cancer Awareness theme together. We also create custom car magnets, fridge magnets, bumper stickers, and more.

Breast Cancer Awareness Car Magnet

So whether you have family that has been through the fight, friends battling the disease or you yourself have been affected by breast cancer, there is always something we can do to spread awareness.

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Everyone Loves Buttons® has grown a lot since our humble beginnings in 1997 when we first operated from a two bedroom apartment in San Diego, CA moved to a new home and ran the company out of our 2 car garage for about 2 years then into a 1,500 sq. foot facility then to our 5000 square foot facility complete with a loading dock in Phoenix, AZ.

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It’s been a fascinating journey filled with twists or turns. We almost never know what surprises are in store for us from one week to the next. One week we are invited to become a Facebook vendor, the next week we are pinning 100,000 buttons for a rush order.

September was an especially active month with political button season in full swing. October has been also shaping up to be busy due to it being Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast Cancer Custom Buttons with Pink RibbonsWe are gaining international clientele and serve a wide array of industries which include high tech, food service, health care and top US Colleges. We ship buttons to Australia and Trinidad regularly as well as the UK and Hong Kong. In addition, we have implemented a new customer service review process and have increased our fulfillment capabilities with our special packaging options which we are capable of doing for what ever needs arise by our clients.

For large custom buttons orders of one or more palettes, companies can benefit from lower cost freight shipping if there is either a dock or a forklift on the receiving end. Companies can save money by arranging their own freight pickup through their individual shipping departments (they tend to have existing freight contracts with specific carriers) since we have a dock. Also, we extend deep freight discounts to our clients and can also arrange for transport through UPS freight which is an unbelievably reliable system. I cannot think of a time when a palette didn’t deliver on the exact day expected.

Indeed, ELB will be entering our 18th year in the buttons business come the end of November. We can serve ALL of your custom buttons needs with our 17 sizes/shapes to choose from. With so many events happening in the next couple of months, give us a call and we’ll be happy to discuss your pinback custom button order.

We are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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