While Breast Cancer Awareness gets quite a bit of funding, hype and exposure, especially during its "official" month of October, there are many other important issues that need funding and affect thousands, if not millions.
Unfortunately, one issue and cause that unfortunately seems to still be a major problem, and getting a lot of press lately due to NFL players and celebrities speaking out, is Domestic Violence.
October is also Domestic Violence Awareness month. Unfortunately, even in the 21st century, with the push for gender equality, human rights and womens' strong role in society, it is estimated that 25% of women experience domestic abuse.*
Whether you have been a victim or know someone who needs help, this cause continues to need attention. Doing just a little bit to help organizations that fight domestic violence by desiging and selling t-shirts or perhaps organizing a team shirt for a walk/race can help give back and bring more awareness to this terrible, ongoing issue. Every little bit helps!
Great organizations that can use your help include the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The National Domestic Violence Hotline, NoMore.org as well as this great list of domestic violence awareness organizations (and article).
And, if you find yourself needing help for a domestic violence issue, please, please call: 1.800.799.SAFE (7223).
*Source: The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence