Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Northeast Ohio
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are several ways to support the cause. Check out these opportunities to go pink in Northeast Ohio:
- The University of Akron Law Association for Women's Walk for a World Without Breast Cancer — 10 a.m., Sunday at University of Akron Field House, 289 S. Union Street, Akron. Click here for more information about joining a team or making a donation.
- Harnass the Power of Hope — 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 15 at DeLuca’s Place in The Park, 6075 Middle Ridge Road, Lorain. The Cleveland Clinic Lorain Campus hosts a girl's night out with breast cancer specialists and survivors walking the runway. The event is free. For more information, call 877.234.FITT.
- Saks Fifth Avenue in Beachwood will host an evening of shopping on Oct. 18 to support The Gathering Place. The event will include deals and live music. All proceeds will go to The Gathering Place. Two percent of sales will also support The Gathering Place from Oct. 18-22.
- The JD Breast Cancer Foundation's annual Pink Carpet Gala — 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Oct. 20 at the Galleria in downtown Cleveland. The event features food, dancing, and live music. Survivorship will be celebrated with a runway show of 10 area breast cancer survivors who will receive head-to-toe makeovers. Buy tickets here.
There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure.
Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure are selling pink ribbon merchandise and it’s a twofer — retail therapy and donating to a cause that affects millions.
You can also support breast cancer research by affixing a special stamp to your mail. The U.S. Postal Service has been selling a stamp commemorating breast cancer awareness for the past 15 years. The agency has raised $75 million so far for research programs at the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.
The American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is organized nationwide and so far more than 8 million people have walked for this cause and raised about $460 million.
TELL US: Is there a special event you participate in to support breast cancer research? Share your stories and thoughts with us by adding them to the comments sections of this article. Also, be sure to add photos of you and your friends supporting the cause to the photo gallery above.