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A Guide to Choosing an Awareness Ribbon Color for Your Custom Challenge Coins

April 18th, 2012

Awareness ribbons are a very popular way for people to express their involvement with an organization or cause.  They are a symbol that everyone recognizes and relates to.  That’s why we thought it would be fitting to give you a list of ribbon colors and the type of causes that they represent so that you can place the appropriate one on your custom challenge coins.

Here are some of the most popular colors and organizations or causes they have come to be associated with:

  • PINK – Breast Cancer Awareness
  • RED – AIDS Awareness, Heart Disease Awareness
  • ORANGE – Kidney Cancer Association, ADHD
  • BLACK – 9/11, Melanoma Awareness
  • PURPLE – General Cancer Awareness, Animal Cruelty/Animal Welfare
  • GREEN – Kidney Cancer, Environmental Protection
  • YELLOW – Soldier Support, Bone Cancer

You can choose to have your custom awareness ribbon challenge coins cut-to-shape or opt to include an image of the ribbon on the front or back of your coins.  The second option allows you to incorporate your group or organization’s logo as well as information about the cause you’re advocating.  You can also choose to have areas of the coin cut away or include a decorative edge in your design to make your challenge coins more interesting and noticeable.

Transform your next special event or fundraiser into something really special.  Visit today to learn more about the customization process.  You can also email or call 1-800-953-3607 toll-free.  We’ll be happy to discuss your ideas with you and get started on a full color digital proof for you free of charge.

Creating Customized Cause Related Challenge Coins to Raise Money For Non-Profit Events

April 21st, 2011

Many companies organize teams or groups to participate in non-profit cause related events like the March Of Dimes and the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk. Items like customized tee shirts, hats and mugs as well as a free lunch or VIP admission into special thank you galas are just a few ways in which participants are rewarded for their efforts.

Inspiring and Thanking Your Team’s Sponsors

Our question is, what about the sponsors who donate money, to research, development and treatment, on behalf of the event’s runners, bikers or walkers? For anyone and everyone who pledges their time a non-profit event to raise money, we suggest creating custom cause challenge coins.

If your company has a team or group that usually participates in a cause related event, offering and giving sponsors a customized challenge coin, to say thank you for their donations, will act as an added incentive to make a pledge. It will also give them a little something extra to look forward to about sponsoring next year’s event.

Designing Coins to Reach Full Fundraising Potential

To maximize your personalized coins fundraising potential, it is important to design coins in way that both the non-profit and your sponsors will appreciate. As a leader in the challenge coin industry, we have some design ideas that will help make your team’s coin unique and collectible.

For the best results, you should choose a double sided challenge coin and:

  • On one side, include the event name, date and, if allowed, the event’s or the non-profit organization’s official logo.
  • Your company, team name and logo on the opposite side.
  • Use a shape other than round,  like a star, heart, diamond or a combination  of two shapes
  • Include add-ons like glitter, danglers, cut-out or bobbles to give the coin character and flare
  • Most importantly, trust the creation of your challenge coin design to the professionals at Signature Coins.

For annual events, non-profits encourage participants to get sponsors and raise money by offering the individual members incentives, like customized memorabilia and admission to special events. Team members can boost their fundraising potential by applying this same principle to their sponsors using personalized challenge coins.

Contact Signature Coins today at to learn more about our coin design options and take advantage of our digital proofing system, with unlimited revisions, and fast shipping all free of charge.  You can also call our office at 1-800-953-3607 to speak with a one of our courteous coin experts.