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World Cancer Awareness Day – Show your support on 4th February!

Cancer Awareness Day, i4c publicity ltd

World Cancer Awareness Day, marked on February 4 aims to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The primary goal of the World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020.

Some Facts:

  • Cancer is the number 2 killer in developed countries and number 1 in underdeveloped countries
  • Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year! Out of which, 4 million people die at the age between 30 to 69 years
  • Scientific experts worldwide agree that at least half of all cancers and cancer-related deaths are preventable
  • Cancer is the single name assigned to more than 100 diseases. Cancer is a result of abnormal cells that multiply and spread out of control, damaging healthy cells along the way. Most cancers result in tumours but those that affect the blood do not. Cancer can occur in any part of your body.
  • More than 90% of all lung cancer cases are the result of smoking and 22% of all cancer deaths are due to lung cancer from smoking.
  • Sleep deprivation caused by getting less than six hours of sleep per day increases your risk of colon cancer.
  • Every day, more than 175,000 children being diagnosed worldwide each year. Cancer is the number 1 killer disease in children.
  • Nitrates contribute to cancer. Meat such as sausage, hot dogs, and bacon contain a preservative/flavouring agent called nitrates.
    Preparation with high heat and ingestion causes a chemical reaction with the digestive fluids in your body, converting nitrates to nitrites. Nitrates also filter into groundwater from the use of fertiliser.
  • The most common cancer-causing foods are refined sugar and flour, soda, microwave popcorn, food in cans produced with BPA, grilled or processed meat, and hydrogenated oils. Green tea, berries, turmeric, avocados, garlic, kale, and even dark chocolate are just a few that target and destroy cancer cells.

World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise the profile of cancer in people’s minds and in the world’s media.

4th February is an opportunity for as many people as possible to come together and talk about cancer.

We are i4c Publicity Ltd, one of the leading manufacturers of charity pin badges and take this opportunity to supply pin badges to various organisations.

Please call us on 024 7666 7440 or email us for a no obligation FREE quote.

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History and Evolution of Promotional Merchandise

History, evolution, Promotional Merchandise, custom, personalised

History and evolution of Promotional Merchandise

History and evolution of Promotional Merchandise

Commemorative Coins

The first ever promotional product was the commemorative buttons of the election victory of George Washington in 1789
Today Commemorative coins are die struck and polished giving the medals an extremely high-quality finish.

Button Badges

In 1893, Benjamin S. Whitehead patented the insertion of a sheet of a celluloid transparent film over a photograph mounted on a badge to protect the image from scratches and abrasion.

Another patent was issued to his New Jersey company, Whitehead & Hoag, in 1896 for a “Badge Pin or Button” which used a metal pin anchored to the back of the button to fasten the badge.

Button badges are very versatile and are now used in charities, schools and clubs. They are a simple and low cost way of getting your message out there. They can now be made in various sizes. They come with super safe on the reverse as well.

Key Chains

key chains have been around since the latter part of the 19th century. From its humble beginnings as metal rings or hoops, key chains and key rings have definitely not allowed themselves to be left behind by technology.

Key chains, especially trolley key chains/Trolley tokens have become very popular. Various materials ranging from PVC to metals and finishes have made it a very popular merchandise.


Necktie originated in the 17th century, during the 30 year war in France when King Louis XIII hired Croatian mercenaries wore a piece of cloth around their neck as part of their uniform. Neckties were used to tie the top of their jackets which also had quite a decorative effect.

He liked it so much that he made these ties a mandatory accessory for Royal gatherings, and gave this clothing piece the name “La Cravate” – the name for necktie in French to this day.

Ties have become a fashionable accessory today. There are varieties of materials such as silk and polyester from which ties are made. Logos and designs can be created on the ties. Ties can be a very useful promotional merchandise to Schools, Universities, Corporate, Associations and Clubs.
Tie slides and cufflinks have also gained popularity with increasing demand for ties.

Fridge Magnets

World’s first fridge magnet was invented by William Gladstone Blunt and Emmanuel Shiverofski in 1876. What started as a magnetic advert for trains was transformed into fridge magnets!

Fridge magnets are a very fancy merchandise to have. Most homes have a variety of fridge magnets. Technology has given us the provision to manufacture magnets ranging from PVC to metal finished with intricate enamel and polishing.

Our Promotional Product range

i4c Publicity Ltd has a wide variety of promotional merchandise custom made for you! We are one of the leading providers of high quality promotional merchandise such as custom badges, ties, key chains, medals, trolley coins, cufflinks, tie slides, embroidered badges, scarfs, pennants, fridge magnets, wristbands, shields, plaques, umbrellas and more!

Please call us on 024 7666 7440 or email us for a no obligation FREE quote.

Take a look at our Gallery for our designs or our Products Page for list of all our products.

Call us now on 024 7666 7440 for a FREE no-obligation quote.

Alternatively you can email us your design and requirements and we will get in touch with you.