The is from The cancer Society Web site:
Instructions for Making Pink Ribbon Lapel Pin
Throughout October—Breast Cancer Awareness Month—people wear a pink ribbon to honor survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and to support the search for a cure. In 2003, an estimated 211,300 women will learn they have breast cancer, 1,300 men will get the same news, and 40,200 people are expected to die from the disease.
We encourage you to wear a pink ribbon throughout the month of October and join us in the fight against breast cancer.
Follow the printable directions below to make your own pink ribbon lapel pin; no sewing required.
Finished size: 1½” by 5/8″.
You will need:
3 inches of pink ribbon, ¼ inches wide.
1 small safety pin
Needle and small length of pink thread (Optional)
Options to attach to a lapel:
The small safety pin used above
Double stick tape
Cut a 3-inch length of ribbon, snipping both ends at an angle.
Lay the ribbon out horizontally with the shorter edge on top.
Hold down the ribbon’s midpoint. Grasp the left end and fold so it points down and slightly across the midpoint. The fold can be a soft curve or a crisp line.
Fold the right end in the same way so the ribbon crosses itself about ½” below the fold.
Where the ribbon crosses itself, use the small safety pin to hold the ribbon in place, concealing the pin behind the ribbon.
This same pin can be used to attach the ribbon to a collar or lapel. You’ll need to remove the pin from the ribbon, saving the fold, then work from inside your shirt to pin on the folded pink ribbon.
Options: The ribbon can also be sewn together where it crosses by machine or by hand with a few stitches of pink thread. Super strength glue can also be used to hold the ribbon together; then double stick tape or a safety pin can hold it to your lapel.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Call your American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 for more information about breast cancer or to help fight the disease.