October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Grosse Pointe and beyond:
- Customers at the Kroger locations in Grosse Pointe can purchase pink ribbons for $1 to benefit the American Cancer Society.
- Andiamo Trattoria in Grosse Pointe Woods will hold its 5th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser.
- Beaumont Hosptial hosts "Girls Night Out" on Thursday, October 18 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. This year the Grosse Pointe Artist Decorative bra art will be on exhibit to purchase. All proceeds will benefit our Beaumont Breast Cancer Art Therapy program. Enjoy a fun night of chocolate, prizes, boutique shopping, pampering, makeovers, flapper dancers and lots more.Advanced registration is required as a limited number of tickets are available. No ticket sales at the door. Valet service, appetizers and a cash bar. Register online or call 800-633-7377 to register.
- Is pink the new orange? The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds breast cancer research, announces the release of a new variety of pink-skinned pumpkins available this fall, just in time for October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of sales of each pumpkin will be granted to research organizations seeking a cure for breast cancer. These special pink-skinned pumpkins will be available in October at major grocery retailers nationwide, including Walmart, Kroger, Ralph’s, Cub Foods, Lunds and Byerly’s, Safeway/Vons, Home Depot, Sweetbay Supermarket, King Soopers, Raley’s, Acme, Farm Fresh, Shop and Save and more.
- The Grosse Pointe North High School Girls Cross Country Team will hold a Fun Run and Walk from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, October 6, 2012. While no pre-registration or entry fee are required, all donations will be accepted, with all proceeds going directly to the American Cancer Society. The event will take place at the Grosse Pointe North High School track and surrounding baseball fields, located at 707 Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods. For more information about this event, contact Mr. Scott Cooper by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to these Grosse Pointe events, the Team Angels Foundation, based in Michigan, hosts a yearly dinner and fashion show to help spread the message that breast cancer can affect both men and women.
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.