November Awareness Month has several charities that post their causes for that month or have a special week or day. That said, November awareness month has several major charities that need mentioning. American Diabetes month, Diabetic Eye Disease month and National Alzheiher’s Disease month are the main heath awareness to look for.

1 – 30 American Diabetes Month American Diabetes Association 1701 North Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311 (800) DIABETES (342-2383) (703) 549-1500 (703) 549-6995 Fax  Materials available Contact: Local Chapters
1 – 30 COPD Awareness Month American Lung Association 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20004 (800) 548-8252 (202) 452-1805 Fax stories/november-is-copd-awareness_1.htm l  Materials available Contact: None designated
1 – 30 Diabetic Eye Disease Month Prevent Blindness America 211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700 Chicago, IL 60606 (800) 331-2020 (312) 363-6001 (312) 363-6052 Fax  Materials available Contact: PBA Consumer and Patient Hotline
1 – 30 Foot Health Issues Related to Diabetes Awareness Month American Podiatric Medical Association 9312 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 581-9200 (301) 530-2752 Fax  Materials available Contact: None designated
1 – 30 Lung Cancer Awareness Month Lung Cancer Alliance 888 16th Street NW, Suite 150 Washington, DC 20006 (202) 463-2080 (202) 463-7497 Fax  Materials available Contact: Kay Cofrancesco
1 – 30 National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month Alzheimer’s Association 225 North Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor Chicago, IL 60601-7633 (800) 699-1246 (312) 335-4078 (866) 699-1246 Fax  Materials available Contact: None designated
1 – 30 National Family Caregivers Month National Family Caregivers Association 10400 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 500 Kensington, MD 20895-3944 (800) 896-3650  (301) 942-2302 Fax  Materials available Contact: None designated
1 – 30 National Healthy Skin Month American Academy of Dermatology 930 East Woodfield Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 (888) 462-DERM (462-3376) (847) 330-0230 (847) 330-8907 Fax  Materials available Contact: Allison Sit
1 – 30 National Hospice Palliative Care Month National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 1731 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314 (800) 646-6460 (703) 837-1500 (703) 837-1233 Fax  Materials available Contact: Jon Radulovic
1 – 30 National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month No Stomach For Cancer, Inc. 9202 Waterside Drive, #203 Middleton, WI 53562 (608) 335-0241  Materials available Contact: Karen Chelcun-Schreiber
1 – 30 Prematurity Awareness Month March of Dimes Foundation 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 997-4488 (914) 997-4763 Fax  Materials available Contact: Pregnancy and Newborn Health Education Center
6 – 12 Drowsy Driving Prevention Week National Sleep Foundation 1522 K Street NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005 (202) 347-3471 (202) 347-3472 Fax ng-prevention-week-toolkit/  Materials available Contact: Jennifer Cowher Williams
14 – 20 Get Smart About Antibiotics Week Division of Bacterial Diseases National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS-C23 Atlanta, GA 30333 (800) CDC-INFO (232-4636) (404) 639-3636 (404) 639-3970 Fax Materials available Contact: Darcia Johnson
17 Great American Smokeout American Cancer Society 250 Williams Street NW Atlanta, GA 30303 (800) ACS-2345 (227-2345)  Materials available Contact: National Office
17 Prematurity Awareness Day March of Dimes Foundation 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 997-4488 (914) 997-4763 Fax  Materials available Contact: Pregnancy and Newborn Health Education Center
19 National Survivors of Suicide Day American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor New York, NY 10005 (212) 363-3500 x33 (212) 363-6237  Materials available Contact: Rebecca Thorp
20 – 26 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders P.O. Box 170864 Milwaukee, WI 53217-8076 (888) 964-2001 (414) 964-1799 (414) 964-7176 Fax wareness-week  Materials available Contact: Nancy Norton

“…When I was 13 years old my older sister passed away from brain cancer when she was 16. Since that time I have been working close with the American Cancer Society (ACS), whether it included volunteering at their events or interning in the local ACS office. When choosing wedding favors my husband and I knew we wanted to honor my sister in some way especially since it is difficult knowing someone so special to you won’t be their during that amazing day. With Truffles for a Cause I felt like I was doing something important in her honor. I love the fact these truffles didn’t only look great and taste amazing but a percentage of the money spent on them was donated to a charity so dear to my heart. Truffles for a Cause was an amazing addition to our wedding day and I could not have asked for anything better. The staff was so helpful and the truffles arrived in perfect condition. They were also a hit and big conversation piece at the reception. I am so happy I chose these favors!” Thank you Tana & Tony.

Portrait of Tana & Tony - ACS donation.Table view of wedding favors at Tana & Tony's wedding reception - ACS donation.Close of of wedding favor at Tana & Tony's reception - ACS donation.

Photography by Britten Traughber –


“…We selected  PAWS Chicago (website), as our wedding donation – which is Chicago’s largest no kill shelter. I had the privilege of volunteering there at PAWS Chicago while dating my boyfriend (now husband). We were so inspired by this organization that we went through a rescue to find our newest family member, a border collie named Murphy. We now look back and remember our wedding day as incorporating our entire family and helped out some four legged friends in need.”

“We had an amazing experience with truffles for a cause. My husband and I are huge animal lovers, so Truffles for a Cause fit perfectly to add the PAW stamp of approval. It was so easy to order and plan out the favors. I loved how they were prepackaged and fit with the purple theme. I received confirmation emails  before, during and after receiving our chocolate wedding favors in the mail. I absolutely LOVED  working with T F A C and would recommend these favors to anyone and everyone!” Thank you Elizabeth!

PAWS Chicago - charity logo image.



“…My husband and I chose Autism Speaks (website) as our wedding donation for Autism research through Truffles for a Cause on our wedding day because it meant something to us personally. We did not want the traditional, impractical wedding favors that everyone either forgets to bring with them when they leave, or gets lost in a drawer at home. We wanted to make it personal. The truffles brought attention to the charity and created discussion among guests throughout the evening which was our intent. We wanted our guests to enjoy the truffles, but also to discuss Autism. I am a Special Education teacher at Chicago Public Schools. I work with families who are not always familiar with autism, therefore struggle being an advocate for their child’s specific needs. I also work with students on a daily basis that do not always have the support system, funds or access to the best care for their special needs. This specific charity, Autism Speaks, creates awareness and child advocacy around autism spectrum disorders. It also raises funds for research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism. I can only hope that through truffles for a cause, we created some awareness of this issue close to our hearts.

My husband and I absolutely loved Truffles for a Cause as our chocolate wedding favors. We wanted something that was practical, yet classy. Having something delicious and edible was definitely a plus, but then being able to contribute to a charity that meant something to us really sold us on the idea. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the truffles, and were thrilled that a donation was made to a charity because of their attendance at our wedding celebration. The variety of ribbon colors was vast so we were able to color coordinate the white boxes. We also included a tag that had the same color scheme on it, as well as our names and our wedding date. Having the table tents that described what Truffles for a Cause stood for was necessary as people asked throughout the night what the favors were for, and what the charity was for. All favors arrived 2 days before the wedding in well packaged boxes. We emailed truffles for a cause for our initial order, and then discussed it over the phone. All was handled incredibly professionally and organized. Overall, we could not have been more pleased with our wedding favors.”

Photography by LCD Photography –

Kasey and hubby striking a funny pose.
Autism Speaks - Dessert wedding favors for Kasey on plate close up.
Autism Speaks - Group table view of wedding favors for Kasey's reception.

Tina’s wedding donation went to Susan G Komen for the Cure. Please visit their website to find out more about them.

     “…I had always thought that I wanted to include something in my wedding that would honor my Mother who passed away from breast cancer and to have found this was beyond my wildest dreams! Combining a chocolate truffle, which everyone loves, with something so close to everyone’s hearts, honoring the memory of a woman that meant to so much to me was ideal. I felt that my Mom was with us on our amazing day! We absolutely loved the truffle wedding favors we used at our Fall 2009 wedding. They were packaged beautifully and the guests also mentioned how delicious they were. The colors of the ribbon matched our wedding colors perfectly and the the packaging was elegant and contained the name of our cause (Susan G Komen), to which we chose for our charity donation. Working with Truffles with a Cause was a dream come true, they were professional, prompt, and offered a product well worth the cost. Thank you so much for being a part of making our special day even more memorable.” 

Photography by Amanda Rockafellow

Susan G Komen donation - Portrait of Tina & Rick at their wedding.
Susan G Komen donation for Mini wedding favors in basket at Tina & Rick's reception favor table.Susan G Komen donation for Close up of Mini wedding favors with brown ribbons in a basket.