Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Girl Scouts? This is a cause that is very important to our Movement as it is how our incredible founder, Juliette Gordon Low, lost her life. Being that Founder’s Day also takes place in October, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by learning more about breast cancer and honoring our founder through service projects that help women with breast cancer or bring awareness to breast health.
See below for some awesome ideas for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and make sure to check out our Think Pink! Breast Health Awareness Patch Program.
- Put together chemo care kits
Put together kits filled with items to help patients going through chemotherapy feel better during their treatment. Great items to include are lotion, gum, mints, tissues, hand sanitizer, lip balm, and fuzzy socks.
2. Create mastectomy pillows
Learn how to sew and put your skills to the test by creating mastectomy pillows! These pillows help breast cancer patients feel more comfortable after undergoing surgery. Make them into a heart shape to show some extra care!
3. Hold a pink ribbon campaign
Make pink breast cancer ribbon pins to give out to women to remind them to stay healthy and get their annual mammograms.
4. Tour a cancer center
Visit a local cancer center to learn more about the illness, treatment, and prevention.
5. Make stress balloons for cancer patients
Treatment can take its toll on patients. Have your troop help by creating cute stress balloons to donate to a cancer center using beans, sand, and balloons.
Share with us how you are honoring Juliette Gordon Low during Breast Cancer Awareness Month here!