Wear a purple ribbon in tribute to Steve Jobs and all who have been touched by this disease
The recent passing of Apple’s Steve Jobs has brought increased attention to pancreatic cancer, the disease the visionary succumbed to on October 5, 2011. As Apple announces upcoming plans for a celebration of Jobs’”extraordinary” life, this November, during Pancreatic Cancer awareness month, you can wear a purple ribbon to celebrate not only Job’s life but all the lives of those who have battled and continue to fight pancreatic cancer.
If you have a friend, family member, or co-worker who is battling pancreatic cancer, or if you are fan of Jobs and his unique products, why not get involved in supporting organizations that are working on a cure like the Lustgarten Foundation or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network? There is great purple ribbon fundraising merchandise that you can sell to raise money for this cause, like purple ribbon pins, purple ribbon bracelets, purple ribbon magnets, purple ribbon baseball hats, purple ribbon scarves and more.
For a fun purple ribbon fundraising event in honor of Jobs, have a Pixar movie night and sell purple ribbon items there, donating the profits to pancreatic cancer awareness. Fundraising for a Cause’s purple ribbon fundraising kits are perfect for this type of fundraiser. They include a samples of the most popular purple ribbon fundraising merchandise, so your party guests can see everything first hand and order their favorites. (If you aren’t as much a fan of Jobs as you are of Patrick Swayze, who also passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2009, you could have a movie night featuring his films, like Dirty Dancing and Ghost, instead.)
When famous people pass away, for a short period of time a great deal of attention is focused on the diseases that takes their lives, and then, too often, the attention fades. You can make sure that this does not happen by raising funds and spreading the word about pancreatic cancer awareness this November and beyond. Jobs changed the lives of the many forever, but he also changed the lives of his wife, children, the rest of his family and his friends in a different and profound way, just as everyone who has pancreatic cancer has someone who loves them and will miss them. Do your part in the fight against pancreatic cancer; wear a purple ribbon to show your support or host a purple ribbon fundraiser – together we can make a difference.