Tips & Ideas

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Susan G. Komen

Cover it in chocolate.

Cover it in chocolate.

Sunday, December 16
It's National Chocolate Covered Everything Day! Raisins, nuts, cherries if it read more...

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Yes, it will be okay. But it's not right now.

Yes, it will be okay. But it's not right now.

Your friend will go through many emotions through the course of his or her life-changing event. Try to leave read more...

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Break out the griddle.

Break out the griddle.

Monday, December 17
Happy National Maple Syrup Day. Maybe today you’d like to take breakfast to read more...

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Sign up for a meal.

Sign up for a meal.

If your friend has a team on The Strength of Friends, sign up there to take a meal rather than showing up with read more...

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Make cookies with a friend.

Make cookies with a friend.

Tuesday, December 18
If you haven't made Christmas cookies yet, let Bake Cookies Day be the day. read more...

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Don't go away

Don't go away

The recurring theme from people going through a trauma is that friends don't know what to say, so they don't read more...

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Fill their bellies.

Fill their bellies.

Wednesday, December 19
Bakers, here is another great opportunity for you to shower your friend with a read more...

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Just say no...it's what we do.

Just say no...it's what we do.

Accepting help can sometimes make us feel that others consider us to be incompetent. So, when you offer to help read more...

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Sing your favorite carol.

Sing your favorite carol.

Thursday, December 20
Plan a caroling party for Go Caroling Day. Use your Team page to notify all read more...

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Bring the whole meal.

Bring the whole meal.

Take the WHOLE meal (salad, vegetables, fruit, bread, dessert) not just the main course. read more...

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Bah Humbug!

Bah Humbug!

Friday, December 21
Today is Humbug Day. If your friend is going through a difficult challenge, read more...

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Don't forget pets.

Don't forget pets.

Take along a pet treat when you visit your friend. read more...

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Drop off a holiday favorite.

Drop off a holiday favorite.

Saturday, December 22
It's Candy Cane Day. Candy canes taste especially good during the month of read more...

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Let your friend share when the time is right.

Let your friend share when the time is right.

We humans go through extreme highs and extreme lows whether we are celebrating the birth of a precious baby, read more...

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Remember holidays past.

Remember holidays past.

Sunday, December 23
If your friend won't be able to celebrate the holidays with family members this read more...

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Friendship isn't always 50/50.

Friendship isn't always 50/50.

Whatever illness, crisis, recovery or transition your friend is going through, he or she quite possibly cannot read more...

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Do your last minute shopping.

Do your last minute shopping.

Monday, December 24
Check in with your friend to see if there are any last minute errands you can read more...

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On the importance of staying close

On the importance of staying close

Families who have a family member undergoing treatment for cancer or who have just lost a loved one often feel read more...

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 25
Merry Christmas! Remember your friends who may be alone on this holiday. read more...

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Offer specific help often.

Offer specific help often.

Remember that saying call if you need anything often feels like the cliché, let's do lunch. Your friend most read more...

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Box it up.

Box it up.

Wednesday, December 26
Use Boxing Day to help your friend 'box up' things that need to be put away, read more...

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Dresses, Shirts and More!

Dresses, Shirts and More!

Buy dresses, shirts and more to support Komen More Than Friends.  https://squareup.com/store/MoreThanFriends/ read more...

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Cut and create.

Cut and create.

Thursday, December 27
Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day is a fun way to bring some joyful decorating for read more...

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Bring snacks.

Bring snacks.

Many people will bring meals. Consider giving your friend a snack basket, junk food as well as the nutritious read more...

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Deal me in.

Deal me in.

Friday, December 28
It's Card Playing Day. Plan a little card party with friends. It will be a read more...

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Check Tips & Ideas.

Check Tips & Ideas.

Check The Strength of Friends Tips & Ideas for suggestions of ways to keep in touch and simple acts of kindness read more...

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Go ice skating.

Go ice skating.

Saturday, December 29
Maybe a day out the house is in order. For Ice Skating Day take your friend's read more...

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Just listen.

Just listen.

You don't have to know what to say, and you don't have to have answers. Just listen and be there for your read more...

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Donate for a friend in need.

Donate for a friend in need.

Sunday, December 30
Use Contribution Day to make a donation to an organization that has made a read more...

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Don't drop in.

Don't drop in.

Drop-in visits, while well intended, can sometimes be intrusive and untimely. Schedule a visit through your read more...

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Prepare to ring in the new year.

Prepare to ring in the new year.

Monday, December 31
New Year's Eve! Share your thoughts with others as you give thanks for the read more...

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Call Ahead.

Call Ahead.

Do not just show up. Schedule a time that will be convenient for your friend. If your friend needs to cancel, read more...