Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

I recently traveled to Washington, DC and had the opportunity to visit my brother’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery. He was killed in action in Iraq in 2007 and I carry my grief with me every single day. Time really does help heal wounds, but his death has been taken the hardest by our parents. I became a mother after my brother’s death. I have a new understanding of the horror a parent must feel when losing a child.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants from one month to one year old. Just as the name implies, SIDS is the sudden and unexplained death of an infant. It is incredibly frightening because it often strikes without warning in babies who were seemingly healthy.  SIDS is only diagnosed once all other causes of death have been ruled out.

Despite years of research, there is no single factor that is likely to cause SIDS on its own, but doctors urge parents to place infants under the age of one year on their backs to sleep, instead of on their stomach because most cases of SIDS usually occur while the baby is sleeping. Most SIDS deaths occur in babies between two and four months old, and for some reason SIDS deaths increase during cold weather.

Here at Awareness Gift Boutique, we realize that the death of a child is a heartbreaking tragedy in any case, and a death from SIDS leaves so many questions unanswered. We urge you to show your support for all of the parents and loved ones of babies taken from this world too early from SIDS by wearing one of these SIDS Support shirts.

SIDS Awareness Tee Shirts

SIDS Awareness Tee Shirts

SIDS Awareness Tee Shirts

UNITE BELIEVE CURE SIDS T Shirt

UNITE BELIEVE CURE SIDS T Shirt

UNITE BELIEVE CURE SIDS T Shirt

SIDS I Hold On To Hope Shirt

SIDS I Hold On To Hope Shirt

SIDS I Hold On To Hope Shirt

Awareness Gift Boutique would like to thank you for your support of everyone affected by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Be sure to view our other SIDS Awareness products as soon as you can.

The informational content of this blog is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness: Never Forget their Struggle

You’ve probably seen all the yellow ribbon stickers and magnets on cars that symbolize support for our troops, and you probably know that pink ribbons are often used to show someone’s support for breast cancer awareness. If you see a purple ribbon on display, it may mean that someone has a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in adults – dementia being a serious loss of cognitive ability in a person who was previously unaffected by this problem. Alzheimer’s disease is degenerative, which means it gets progressively worse as time goes on. It is also incurable and terminal, meaning it has no real cure and Alzheimer’s patients eventually die with the disease.

Alzheimer’s affects more than the person with the condition.

Seeing a loved one suffer through the stages of Alzheimer’s is extremely difficult. I watched my grandmother go from a vibrant, outgoing woman to a shadow of her former self. She quickly went from “being a little forgetful” to forgetting to eat, forgetting to bathe, and wandering off at night in her pajamas and going home to the wrong house. She no longer recognized friends and family yet would tell strangers “I love you!” She was eventually placed with a full-time caregiver, which happens often with Alzheimer’s patients. She ultimately became bedridden, lost the ability to feed herself and spent her days hugging a teddy bear. Taking care of a person with Alzheimer’s becomes a full-time job.

We at Awareness Gift Boutique have a huge amount of respect for the stress and sadness that Alzheimer’s patients and their family members and caregivers must endure, and we strive to raise awareness of the disease with our wide variety of beautiful Alzheimer’s awareness apparel and gifts.

You may enjoy some of the following:

Peace Love Cure Alzheimer’s Disease Canvas Bag

Pease Love Cure Alzheimer's Disease Canvas Bag

Peace Love Cure Alzheimer's Disease Canvas Bag

Alzheimer’s Disease Hope T-Shirt

Alzheimer's Disease Hope Shirt

Alzheimer's Disease Hope Shirt

Alzheimer’s Disease Celtic Butterfly 3 Mouse Pad

Alzheimer's Disease Celtic Butterfly 3 Mousepad

Alzheimer's Disease Celtic Butterfly 3 Mousepad

Please sure to view the rest of our Alzheimer’s Awareness items to find the perfect one for you or someone you know!


The informational content of this blog is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

Colon Cancer Awareness Month T-Shirts, Apparel, Gifts, Merchandise (March)

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month.  This presents the perfect opportunity to ‘become aware’ of this deadly cancer by learning the symptoms as well as what you can do to lower your risk for getting it. Many people are under the mistaken belief that there is nothing they can do prevent colon cancer.  While it is true that you cannot control things like genetics, family history of colon cancer, your age, and other health conditions that you may, there are things you can do to lower your colon cancer risk.

Exercise – Studys have shown that a 30-45 minute brisk walk 5 days a week is enough to improve your risk of getting colon cancer

Diet – Make sure that 75% of your plate is plant foods. Better yet, go vegetarian!

Maintain a healthy body weight

Get regular colon cancer screenings beginning at age 50, or sooner if there is a family history of colon cancer

While maintaining a healthy lifestyle and enduring uncomfortable screenings may be difficult for some to do at first, it most definitely beats the possible alternative.

In observance of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Awareness Gift Boutique At Zazzle recently released their Colon Cancer Awareness Month line of t-shirts, apparel, and gifts featuring exclusive designs, inspiring themes, and unique colon cancer blue awareness ribbons.  Take a look at some of our favorites:

Colon Cancer Awareness Month Flower Ribbon 4 shirt
Colon Cancer Awareness Month Flower Ribbon 4 by Awareness Gift Boutique
Browse other Colon Cancer T-Shirts
Colon Cancer Awareness Month Bee 1.3 shirt
Colon Cancer Awareness Month Bee 1.3 by Awareness Gift Boutique
See more Colon Cancer T-Shirts
Colon Cancer Awareness Month Butterfly 3.2 shirt
Colon Cancer Awareness Month Butterfly 3.2 by Awareness Gift Boutique
View other Colon Cancer T-Shirts

To see our complete line of Colon Cancer Awareness Month designs, please CLICK HERE.

The informational content of this blog is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

Heart Disease Awareness Month February T-Shirts And Gifts

Awareness Gift Boutique recently released a new line of Heart Disease Awareness Month designs created to commemorate this important month of observance.  Our  exclusive heart disease collection includes a variety of red ribbon designs featuring inspiring slogans and empowering themes.  Visit Awareness Gift Boutique’s heart disease section to see our complete line of Heart Disease Awareness Month designs available on a variety of t-shirt styles, gifts, and merchandise.

Published in: on February 6, 2010 at 2:10 am  Leave a Comment  

Breast Cancer Holiday / Christmas Greeting Cards

Awareness Gift Boutique recently released a beautiful Christmas / holiday design for breast cancer awareness. This striking design is available on greeting cards, postage stamps, t-shirts, and more great gifts. Ideal for sharing the message of breast cancer awareness during the season of love and sharing.
Published in: on November 19, 2009 at 12:57 am  Leave a Comment  

Peace Love Cure Lung Cancer T-Shirts And Apparel

Lung Cancer PEACE LOVE CURE 1 by awarenessgifts
More Lung Cancer T-Shirts
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Show your commitment to the cure with one of our Number 1 selling lung cancer awareness designs available on several t-shirt styles, gifts, and merchandise. Visit Awareness Gift Boutique At Zazzle to see our complete line of lung cancer shirts and Lung Cancer Awareness Month t-shirts and gifts.

Fight Like A Girl Breast Cancer Shirts And Apparel

Fight Like A Girl 5.3 Breast Cancer by awarenessgifts
Awareness Gift Boutique has introduced a new Fight Like A Girl Breast Cancer Collection available on a variety of t-shirts, apparel, and gifts.  Click HERE to see our entire Fight Like A Girl Breast Cancer line!   

More Lymphoma Awareness Month Shirts and Gifts

Awareness Gift Boutique At Zazzle  is pleased to spotlight more of our new Lymphoma Awareness Month designs available on t-shirts, apparel, and gifts created especially for Lymphoma Awareness Month which is September.  Just click on the image below to go that product. To see the design on ALL products that it is offered on, click the link below the image.
Family Square Lymphoma Awareness Month Shirt
Family Square Lymphoma Awareness Month by awarenessgifts

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ABOVE LYMPHOMA AWARENESS MONTH DESIGN ON ALL PRODUCTS

 
Lymphoma Awareness Month Flowers 2 shirt
Lymphoma Awareness Month Flowers 2 by awarenessgifts

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ABOVE LYMPHOMA AWARENESS MONTH DESIGN ON ALL PRODUCTS

 

Lymphoma Awareness Month Flower Ribbon 1 September shirt
Lymphoma Awareness Month Flower Ribbon 1 September by awarenessgifts

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ABOVE LYMPHOMA AWARENESS MONTH DESIGN ON ALL PRODUCTS

 

Lymphoma Awareness Month shirt
Lymphoma Awareness Month by awarenessgifts

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ABOVE LYMPHOMA AWARENESS MONTH DESIGN ON ALL PRODUCTS

 

Lymphoma Awareness Month shirt
Lymphoma Awareness Month by awarenessgifts

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ABOVE LYMPHOMA AWARENESS MONTH DESIGN ON ALL PRODUCTS

Lymphoma Awareness Month Is September


September marks the National Month Of Observance for several very important causes including the blood cancers, lymphoma (Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s), multiple myeloma, and leukemia.  This week, Awareness Gift Boutique At Zazzle is releasing a large collection of  lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, and blood cancer designs to commemorate this month of awareness. Throughout the next few days, we will spotlight some of these new arrivals.

There are 2 main types of lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease.  Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is represented by a lime green ribbon and Hodgkin’s disease’s designated awareness ribbon is violet.  Lime green has also become the color to represent lymphoma in general. The majority of the designs released thus far are general lymphoma designs which feature a lime green theme.  The following designs from our “Bee” Collection were among some of those released this week. 

 CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE THAT DESIGN ON A VARIETY OF LYMPHOMA T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, APPAREL, AND GIFTS 

Lymphoma Awareness Month

 

Lymphoma Awareness Month

 

Bee Aware 2

Visit Awareness Gift Boutique to see our complete Lymphoma Awareness line of shirts and gifts.

 

Having a fundraiser to raise funds for lymphoma research or for a specific person in need of help with medical expenses?

Participating in a lymphoma walk or other blood cancer event and need matching shirts for your team?

We can help! All of our eye-catching lymphoma designs are available in bulk quantities at special discounted prices. We also offer customization / personalization services AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE so we can put names, team  / company logos (with proper permission), etc… on your shirts to REALLY express team unity! 

FOR DETAILS CLICK HERE

  

New Heart Disease Awareness Shirt & Gift COLLECTION

Awareness Gift Boutique recently introduced a new Collection of Heart Disease Awareness Shirts & Gifts to Support the Loved One in your Life who is battling Heart Disease. This original design features grunge text, a Red Ribbon turned on its side, and the text ‘I Wear Red Because My [Loved One’s] Heart Matters!’.  It is available with Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt, Uncle, Friend, and LOTS more. See them ALL by clicking HERE.

CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE THAT DESIGN ON A VARIETY OF HEART DIEASE SUPPORT T-SHIRTS, GIFTS, AND APPAREL 

z-i-wear-red-33-mom

 

z-i-wear-red-33-husband

 

z-iwearred33-son

To see our COMPLETE line of Heart Disease T-Shirts, Tees, Gifts, Apparel, and Merchandise, including the Collection above, click HERE.