Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events Near Newtown
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Philadelphia area.
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 the Philadelphia area. And if you know of a local event, please add it to our calendar.
- Holy Redeemer will host its 3rd annual Big sMall Walk for Breast Cancer on Oct. 20. The a two-mile indoor walk will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Oxford Valley Mall. To register for the Big sMall Walk, call the Holy Redeemer Development Department at 215-914-4000, or visit holyredeemer.com/bigsmallwalk. Registration is $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event.
- Proceeds from this gala event benefit BreastCancer.org. Tickets start at $125 and go to $10,000. The VIP Reception starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by the 70s Soul Revue Concert at 8 p.m. and a dance party at 10 p.m.
- For $30, "run towards a world with more birthdays and less breast cancer" at this 5K run and walk at the Please Touch Museum, which is sponsored by the Bryn Mawr Running Co. Registration starts at 7 a.m.
- The 2012 Rena Rowan 5K Ribbon Run/Walk is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Panhellenic Council. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the race starts at 12 p.m. at The Compass, at 37th and Locust. It costs $15 to participate.
The Susan G. Komen 3-Day is being held Oct. 5-7. Registration is now closed for the 2012 event, but you can already register to walk in next year's Philadelphia 3-Day, which will take place Oct. 4-6, 2013.
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.