According to the CDC, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the leading form of cancer in women followed by colon and lung cancers. It has the highest mortality rate among Hispanic women and second-highest among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaskan Native women.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, abbreviated NBCAM, and is a month full of fundraising and spreading awareness. Many national organizations and nonprofits sponsor or hold 5ks and walks to fundraise money for research.
Our t-shirt was designed to help champion the cause of Breast Cancer Awareness and show support Mrs. Linda Foster, the matriarch of Medals of America. Mrs. Foster helped Mr. Frank Foster build Medals of America company from the ground up.
Mrs. Foster is a strong pillar in our business and has a warm face around the office. She always has a short quip to brighten your day. To our surprise, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Every employee here felt the impact. While Mrs. Foster was going through treatment and was absent from her office, everyone from the call center to the warehouse missed her.
About a month ago she received her clean bill of health and came back to work stronger than ever. She still loves to work on her garden at home, happily trimming bushes under her floppy hat and long-sleeve shirts to avoid the sun. And when she’s in the offices she’ll get some Chick-fil-a for lunch and happily chat with everyone.
We designed and print our Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirt right here at Medals of America. Our shirt has a small left chest design with the iconic pink ribbon that is instantly recognizable. On the back of the t-shirt has a minimalist American flag design with ‘SUPPORT” in place of one of the stripes. Our t-shirt is printed in house.
Part of the proceeds from our Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirt will be donated to St. Francis Hospital, where Mrs. Foster received treatment and outpatient care. The Fosters have spent their life forming a successful business, traveling the world, writing and printing books, and spoiling their grandchildren.