Color Because We Care
Cancer touches all of our lives in different ways… Whether we’ve been diagnosed, had a friend or family member undergo treatment, or have lost a loved one, cancer takes its toll. With over 100 different types of cancer, it should come as no surprise that every month recognizes a different cancer type and has an awareness ribbon in it’s honor.
September: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Orange
October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Pink
November: Lung Cancer Awareness Month White
January: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month Teal and White
February: National Cancer Prevention Month Pick Your Color
March: Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month Maroon
Starting in September and ending in March, Washington FCCLA is hosting monthly challenges that will encourage members to spread awareness about the different types of cancer. These challenges are simple. Follow the below steps.
1. Check out our Washington FCCLA social media to find out the featured cancer type of the month and the awareness color.
2. Screenshot the Color Because We Care Instagram template and take a picture with as much of the awareness color as you can! Wear it, stand by it, and get your whole chapter involved.
3. Share the picture on your story and tag @washingtonfccla. Use our hashtag: #ColorBecauseWeCare. Your picture will be featured on our social media.
4. Collect cool prizes! We will select winners for each month to receive a super cool gift basket that is made up of all things your color!
On the first of every month, an announcement will go out on Washington FCCLA’s social media, where members will have the opportunity to compete for awesome prizes. The window for entering will last all month, and the winner will be selected and announced the following week. These challenges will count us down to the State Leadership Conference where winners will get special recognition and collect their prizes on the state stage!
To participate, you can email your entry directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a confirmation email, or you can post your entry on Instragam and tag @washingtonfccla and @aly_ssa.lloyd where we will all get a look at you completing the “Color Because We Care” challenges throughout the year.
Hopefully, these challenges will help you to gain insight on the variety of cancers and ways you can help spread awareness. I look forward to seeing all of your colorful pictures. If you have any questions, feel free to email me.