How Pink Phoenix Identifies With Swag

Today we are sharing our blog with one of our non-profit clients who does great things in the Portland/Vancouver area- not only for breast cancer survivors, but to help remind everyone to get mammograms and do monthly self exams.  Read on to learn more about Pink PhoenixTM from our guest blogger Ilene McMurray.


Pink Phoenix™ is the United States’ first dragon boat team consisting entirely of breast cancer survivors. A competitive team, it was organized in 1996 with the mission to enhance breast cancer awareness and to provide hope for survivors that there is quality of life after breast cancer. Our purpose is to demonstrate that special quality of life; to promote wellness, fitness, fun and camaraderie through dragon boating. We also provide social, emotional and spiritual support for breast cancer survivors. Through outreach activities, media recognition and public visibility, Pink Phoenix™ strives to provide hope to those newly diagnosed and to enhance breast cancer awareness serving as a reminder to women to have mammograms regularly and to do self-exams.  Teammates find strength and quality of life by paddling together while having the common thread of a breast cancer diagnosis. We treat each with respect, dignity, compassion and foster personal growth, teaching and learning.  Pink Phoenix welcomes all breast cancer survivors from the surrounding Portland/Vancouver areas, newly diagnosed to long-time survivor, all ages, and all abilities.

Pink Phoenix team.

      We participate joyfully and celebrate life


This year we have purchased 2 banners and a flag from Barefoot Swag.  They were selected so our location at whatever venue we are at can be easily located.  Our Pink PhoenixTM logo has been prominently printed on all of them in so our team is easily identifiable at all our race venues.  We selected a mesh banner that is more easily transported to away venues as it is lighter and dries more quickly in case of inclement weather.  We also use our banners at outreach events such as Race for the Cure, Row for the Cure, The Komen Breast Cancer Issues Conference, The Advancements in Breast Cancer Conference, The Healthcare Provider and Sponsor Paddle, and the Portland Pickles Breast Cancer Awareness Game.

pink phoenix banner

We have also used fun items like the pop open fans to cool us off at hot venues, fun sunglasses that turn pink in the sunlight and fandanas. These items are both functional to the team members at events and increase our visibility and help spread awareness.

For more information, including membership or to sponsor or donate, visit the Pink PhoenixTM website at  You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


If you would like ideas to raise awareness for your non-profit at events contact us today!


Tennis Anyone?

As far as recreational sports go, tennis is one of the top sports that is played by the most age levels and skill sets.  As I drive by the local park I see those people that obviously only play once a year and those in their tennis uniforms that are serious about perfecting their serve.
Whether you are trying to put together swag bags for a tennis tournament, increase attendance at a high school or college tennis match, put together items for a fund raiser or to sell at a tennis tournament we can help you find the perfect items.
Apparel such as visors, moisture wicking shirts and socks work well for tennis promotion giveaways, team apparel or to sell.
tennis visor logo tennis team apparel   Ladies tennis shirt team uniform mositure wicking shirt   tennis sock with logo
Your logo, event name or team name can be added to apparel by embroidery, screen print or transfer. And if you like it sparkly, we can even add some bling with rhinestone or glitter imprint!  We will work with you to find the best decoration method to fit your needs.
Tennis theme giveaways or swag bag fillers can be both fun and functional like the items below.  Adding your logo and and catchy tag line such as “The ball is in your court” or “our goal is to SERVE you better”.
tennis ball can coolie tennis swag   tennis ball key tag swag bag   tennis drawstring bag swag bag
And of course we have Tennis Balls– single or in cans and Tennis Skirts and other tennis related swag.
Contact our team today and we can put together ideas based on your needs and budget.   866-247-4320