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Just Do Good Campaign: Saving Hearts Foundation

For the Saving Hearts Foundation (SHF) #JustDoGood exemplifies what it means to persevere through the challenges that one may face in order to make a difference in the lives of others. SHF was founded by three UCLA undergraduate students in 2014 with the mission to prevent sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) through awareness, education, and action. SCA is the number one killer of student-athletes and the number two killer of individuals under the age of 25. SHF provides free heart screenings to individuals between the ages of 12 and 24 in the greater Los Angeles area to test for warning signs of SCA. Since 2014, we have screened nearly 4,000 individuals in LA and internationally and our teams have caught dozens of cardiac abnormalities. We also teach hands-only CPR and donate AEDs (automatic external defibrillators) to LA area schools. Our most recent contribution was the first AED placed in the Los Angeles Unified School District!

Through SHF we have had the opportunity to meet parents who have lost their children to SCA. The stories that we have heard from them have become our motivation to continue to our fight against preventable SCA. Many of their children had diseases that could have been detected by an EKG or echocardiogram like we provide during our heart screenings. Arguably even more frustrating is that some of them could have survived if bystanders knew to begin CPR or to locate an AED during their cardiac arrest. It is for these reasons that as long as SCA occurs, the SHF team will be an advocate for SCA prevention.

Of the many challenges that have been presented in creating and operationalizing SHF, none are comparable to the reward of helping others and saving lives. A mother once emailed us and stated, “By the grace of God and your event, I believe you saved my son’s life”. Her son had discovered he had a condition called Wolff Parkinsons White syndrome during our heart screening and had a heart procedure just one week later. It is occurrences like these that remind us of the difference that we can all make by challenging ourselves to #JustDoGood.

Just Do Good: Gorillas See, Gorillas Do!

Last month, we launched a brand new campaign that we are VERY excited about! The Just Do Good Campaign was created with the goal of highlighting businesses, student groups, and private enterprises for various #JustDoGood service acts. Groups submit their stories on our submission page (FOUND HERE), then we select from the stories that showcase people making this world a better place!

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Frankie with her sister, Gaby serving Thanksgiving dinner.

This week, we’re sharing a story about one of our very own Gorillas, our Social Media and Content Coordinator, Frankie Katafias. Frankie has been volunteering at Someone Cares Soup Kitchen in Costa Mesa with her family since 2014. She first became involved with the Soup Kitchen when her father volunteered his company for monthly service hours and brought Frankie and her sister along for the ride. Throughout her time at Someone Cares, Frankie developed bonds with fellow volunteers and the leaders of the Soup Kitchen. She learned the importance of preparing a warm meal and snacks for those in need. Whether it was peeling potatoes, sorting through produce or simply serving the patrons individually, Frankie was and still is touched by men and women who dedicate their time to serving.

“My experience with Someone Cares Soup Kitchen and Tutoring Center has been humbling, heart-warming and eye-opening,” she said. She continues to serve whenever she can, and encourages others to donate food, time and other basic resources. No donation is too small.

To have your story published, please share it on our Just Do Good Submission Page.

Think Pink With These 8 Promo Products Your Brand Needs This OCTOBER!

With September starting TODAY and the first day of October only a month away, it’s the time of year when many are gearing up for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast Cancer has touched the lives of so many people in the United States and although pink promotional gear won’t cure this disease alone it will certainly bring awareness to various foundations that are involved with the search for a cure.Whether your brand is showing support for survivors, encouraging loved ones, and helping raise money for research, we hope this collection inspires you in your efforts to bring awareness to Breast Cancer with customized promotional products, and educational awareness tools for hospitals, imaging centers, health departments, foundations, groups, and businesses.

1. Coloring book featuring wellness tips. Coloring books are great for kids of all ages and can carry your message across all pages.

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2. Pink Athletic head wrap. Great for keeping hair out of the eyes and all eyes on your branding, these pink head wraps will ensure your message stays ‘top of mind’! 😉

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3. Pink Athletic Socks. Who doesn’t love a great pair of socks? And with cooler weather coming, these athletic socks are sure to set your event off on the right foot.

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4. Collapsible water bottle. About 87{2204c5d06a2333403476cf9e3e7e547d79f3545ee5a4cb715bc6c3341feceb9f} lighter than typical rigid bottles the foldable water bottles are easy to stash and go. Slim, when packed, they carry more than their weight in liquid refreshment.

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5. Reusable tote bag.

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6. Silicone cell phone wallet. Keep them thinking pink well after your event with an ultra-fun and functional silicone cell phone wallet.

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7. Breast Cancer Ribbon ice pack. Reusable ribbon-shaped ice pack can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Great for all of life’s bumps and bruises it’s sure to serve as a great reminder of your event.

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8. Breast Cancer Awareness cinch bag. Fill these Breast Cancer Awareness Drawstring Backpacks with pink ribbon candy, pink ribbon accessories, and more! Great for Breast Cancer Awareness funraisers and rallies, these stylish nylon backpacks are sure to be used year round.

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Interested in something else? Reach out and we’ll help you with your quest for essential pink ribbon-inspired items, including pins, stationery, pens, t-shirts, helpful kits, and more popular choices to support your walks, runs, and breast cancer fundraisers.

 

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FALL In Love With These 9 Promotional Products!

With the first day of Fall right around the corner (September 22nd), we’ve compiled a list of promotional products we love, use often, and just can’t live without during the crisp, cool, and colorful autumn months. Our office Gorillas shared their promo product picks and the result is a wide variety of awesome items. So take a peek, use your imagination, and contact us with any questions or ideas you may have! We hope you FALL In Love With These 9 Promotional Products! 

 

1. With this umbrella, there’s no way the rain can ruin your latest campaign!

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2. Branded beanie’s keep the noggin warm while showcasing your logo in a trendy way.

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3 & 4. These fleece zip ups won’t let the weather or your prospective clients give your brand the cold shoulder!

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5. Made with sugar and spice and everything nice, this tin will keep your brand top of mind and leave your clients wanting MORE!

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6. As the weather cools down, the blankets comes out making Sherpa Throw Blankets an ideal way for people to get cozy with your brand.

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7. This mug is every coffee, tea, and hot drink loving person’s ideal accessory. Did we mention that you can customize these with a stackable message? #OMG

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8. Pair a Pumpkin Spice Latte with a stress relief pumpkin and squeeze worries away. Perfect for wellness programs and meetings, these are true seasonal favorites.  

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9. Ignite the spark and let your brand spread like the fragrance of a freshly lit aromatherapy candle in your home or office.

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5 Promo Items Your Brand Will WANT and NEED This Independence Day!

Fireworks, barbecues and American flags galore… we all know where this is going- yup… Fourth of July is upon us. This American Holiday is a holiday FULL of promotional marketing opportunity. People LOVE free stuff, but more then free stuff they LOVE free essentials. We took it one step further, we’ve rounded up what we believe to be Independence Day essentials that are a MUST HAVE. Your brand can be seen by anyone and everyone with these five products. Added bonus: these products are 100{2204c5d06a2333403476cf9e3e7e547d79f3545ee5a4cb715bc6c3341feceb9f} relevant YEAR ROUNDwoah. So, without further a due here is our roundup of “5 Promo Items Your Brand Will WANT and NEED This Independence Day!“.

1. Earplugs are an overlooked ESSENTIAL during the firework shows on the Fourth. What better way to remind people about your brand then with these easy to pocket earplugs.

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2. American Flag Towel and Carry Bag make toting your towel fun, fresh and stylish! Easy to carry, easier to showcase your logo.

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3. Bottle Cooler and Phone Holder, can you think of a better way for someone to keep their phone AND drink in one location? Bystanders will be in awe of this incredible hybrid product and they’ll credit your brand for having it branded.

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4. Rolling Cooler, universally known with the ability to hold anything! This compact cooler is slick AND easy to transport because it has WHEELS!

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5. “License to Grill” Spatula, every BBQ king/queen’s dream spatula! Your brand is now granting permission for any recipient to grill their hearts out this Fourth of July.

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