We love the month of October because it celebrates and raises awareness for so many causes that are very near and dear to our hearts – breast cancer, Down syndrome, and ADHD. Last week, we discussed our huge Breast Cancer Campaign. So, this week, we’d like to honor Down syndrome and ADHD awareness with some information and a few small ways we can all make a difference.
There are more than 400,000 in the United States alone living with the genetic condition, Down syndrome. The National Down Syndrome Society summarizes this awareness month the best, “During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of our abilities and accomplishments. It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities.”
Ways to Make a Difference –
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, better known as ADHD is a result of an imbalance of chemical messengers, or neurotransmitters, within the brain. Its primary symptoms are inattention, impulsiveness, and, sometimes, hyperactivity. CHADD, The National Resource on ADHD aims to use this month to “help improve the lives of the 17 million children and adults in the United State living with ADHD, their family members, teachers, and professionals working with them.”
Ways to Contribute –
Comment below and share with us how you’re making a difference for the causes that matter to you.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which aims to spread awareness of this disease and also to work towards finding a cure. Breast Cancer touches the lives of many people across the globe every year. According to the American Cancer Society, there are approximately 255,180 new cases of breast cancer in the U.S. alone in 2017.
There are so ways to support the efforts being made to research a cause, reduce the rate of occurrence, and ideally, find a cure for Breast Cancer. This year, we have a new way for you to support the cause: Wear your support.
UA Butterfly Ribbons White Print Top
This top takes a new spin on the Pink Ribbon for a look that is both cute and classic! It can be yours to rock this month for only $7.99.
Med Couture Scrubs Full Of Faith Print Top
Spread a message of Hope, Love, and Faith in the med Couture top. The best part? It even has glitter on it.
koi Scrubs Breast Cancer Ribbon Top
If you are looking for a simpler look, this koi top is right up your alley! You’ll look sporty and chic while spreading awareness to show support during the month of October.
Looking for another way to show your support?
Follow us for a cause! During the month of October UA will donate $1 for every new Instagram follower @uniformadvantage and Facebook Fan.
UA Headquarters is also participating in the Making Strides of Broward County walk in solidarity with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
If you’re looking to participate in a walk near you, or donate to help find a cure, please visit the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer website.
Is it ever too early to start thinking about Halloween? Of course not! Halloween is arguably the most unique, festive, and vibrant holiday of the year, which means everyone should soak up all of the spooky, colorful scrub prints while you can. But don’t stop there. There are so many fun activities to do in the spirit of celebration, so pick your favorite Halloween festivity, find the scrub top that matches, and you’re set!
1. For the Pumpkin Carve-a-thon
If you’re looking to carve a pumpkin this Halloween season, check out this article from diynetwork. You’ll be able to re-create your own pumpkin, whether you want to carve a goofy face or an intricate design. You can even choose a design from this UA Jack-O’Lanterns top to model your carved pumpkin after!
2. For the Scary Movie Marathon Lovers
Is your favorite part of Halloween watching scary movies with friends? Or better yet, alone? Here are 54 great Halloween movie recommendations, guaranteed to keep you on your toes. You can also embody the classic spooky-ness of Halloween in this UA Rockin’ Castle top.
3. For the Trick or Treaters
Ahh, Trick or Treating. Probably the favorite part of Halloween for kids all over the nation—all the candy they can dream of! Maybe you’re planning to go trick or treating with your kids, or even as an adult (because you can never be too old to partake in this tradition). Either way, read this article to learn some interesting facts and statistics about trick or treating!
While you’re at it, check out the UA Halloween Boo top for an outfit suitable for work and home this Halloween.
4. For the Pinterest Lover
Are you a crafty, creative, and love to bake new things? If so, check out this how-to-guide for a cute & creepy skull cake that will impress the Pinterest lover in everyone. Even more impressive? This cute and colorful UA Spirit Celebrate Ember Glow top.
5. For the Cat Ladies and Easy DIY Costumers
The Black-Cat Costume is a Halloween Classic. This look works for everyone, and is so easy to put together! Bring out your inner cat lady this Halloween with the White Cross Masked Cats top along with some makeup to complete this all-time favorite look.