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Joy to Life Custom 5k Inflatables

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Every year Joy to Life, an Alabama-based foundation, hosts a 5K called Walk to Life to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.  This year, Inflatable Design Group worked with Joy to Life to create multiple custom 5k inflatables to show off the foundation’s mission and dress up their annual 5k!

Joy to Life’s Mission

The Joy to Life Foundation was formed in 2001 by Joy and Dickie Blondheim after Joy’s own breast cancer diagnosis.  Some of the Foundation’s main goals are to spread awareness about how important early detection of breast cancer is and to help provide mammograms to people who can’t afford them.    The Foundation works with the Department of Public Health’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (ADPH) to help provide free mammograms and have been able to provide over 10,000 mammograms each year! 

joy to life foundation cofounders
Joy to Life Founders Dickie & Joy Blondheim

Joy to Life Foundation spreads awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection in many ways.  Some of the ways that the Joy to Life Foundation raises money and spreads awareness is by hosting annual fundraising events, selling merchandise, and having pink branded trash cans throughout several counties in Alabama.  You can learn more about the Joy to Life Foundation on their website.

Walk of Life Annual 5k

One of the Joy to Life Foundation’s biggest and most successful fundraising events is their annual 5k.  This 5k takes over downtown Montgomery, Alabama, and brings thousands of people together to celebrate life, spread breast cancer awareness, and remember those who lost the fight to breast cancer. 

This year the annual Walk of Life 5k was hosted on October 21st.  It proved to be very successful with the Foundation exceeding their goal of $150,000 in funds raised which equates to over 1,100 mammograms funded! 

Custom Inflatable Archway for Joy to Life Foundation Annual 5k
Custom Inflatable Archway for Joy to Life Foundation Annual 5k

Inflatable Design Group collaborated with the Joy to Life Foundation to create a giant custom inflatable archway.  This custom 5k inflatable was used as the start line for the annual Walk of Life breast cancer5k and served as a great, photographic reminder of what the main goal of the event and foundation.  This custom inflatable archway was over 60 feet long and 24 feet tall!

Learn more about the Walk of Life 5k on their website

Other Custom 5k Inflatables

The Joy to Life Foundation’s Walk of Life annual 5k is more than just a 5k.  During the event, Joy to Life takes over and transforms downtown Montgomery with activities and activations such as food trucks, a bubble house, photo opportunities, and more!  One of the other featured activations of the Walk of Life event is a giant inflatable pink couch designed and manufactured by Inflatable Design Group!

Joy to Life Foundation Giant Inflatable Couch
Joy to Life Foundation Giant Inflatable Couch

This giant inflatable couch served as a fun and unique event photo opportunity!  Our inflatable couches can hold multiple people at once and are completely customizable.  We can match any foundation colors and put any design, logo, or slogan on them to get eyes on your foundation’s message!  It is a great place for people to pose for a photo or rest after finishing the 5k! 

Like the rest of our custom inflatables, our giant inflatable couches are made with the highest quality materials available in the custom inflatable manufacturing industry.  This means that they are extremely durable and will last for years!  Your foundation can use your giant custom inflatable couch at multiple events throughout the year to get eyes on your mission, just like Joy to Life! 

Order Your Custom 5k Inflatables Today

Prepare for your own 5k or other awareness event with custom 5k inflatables designed and manufactured by Inflatable Design Group!  Our lead time can be anywhere from 6 to 10 weeks so it is imperative that you get your order in asap to have it in hands for your event.

Email our team at to get started on your custom 5k inflatables.  One of our sales representatives will get back to you with a free quote and walk you through the ordering process.