The Balloon Council prepares for International Balloon Month

Non-profit organisation The Balloon Council (TBC) will be celebrating International Balloon Month this September, encouraging the public to celebrate the joy of balloons and highlight the need for everyone to use and dispose of balloons responsibly.

International Balloon Month will once again feature the #LiftUpSomebody campaign, inspiring people around the world to thank someone in their community by giving them balloons and sharing the joy on social media.

“Giving balloons to special people in our community such as firefighters, care givers and teachers,helps spread goodwill and demonstrates the positive power of balloons,” said Lorna O’Hara,executive director of The Balloon Council. “We invite everyone to share their joyful moments using the hashtag #LiftUpSomebody.”

The theme for 2019 is Green Comes in Every Colour. “As balloon retailers, distributors, manufacturers and artists we are committed to protecting the environment by educating thepublic about Smart Balloon Practices to prevent balloons from becoming litter,” added Lorna. “The #LiftUpSomebody campaign is a great way to reinforce the green message and show that balloons can be enjoyed in a responsible way if everyone does their part.”

Photos using #LiftUpSomebody and shared on The Balloon Council’s Facebook and Instagram (@balloonsliftup) will be automatically entered into the photo contest. Prizes will be awarded for the best images. Visit www.balloonsliftup.com for contest details.

TBC is also issuing a challenge to youth groups, schools, community organisations and businesses to see how many people they can get to pledge to follow Smart Balloon Practices. The group that collects the most #BeBalloonSmart  pledges will receive a prize. Pledge cards and contest details are available at www.balloonsliftup.com.

First place winners in each contest category will receive a gift basket full of the latest balloons and related items worth up to $200 from sponsors Anagram, Betallic and Qualatex.

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