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Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Brookhaven

From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Brookhaven and Georgia.

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 Brookhaven and beyond:

  • The Pink Ribbons program in Atlanta is organizing its annual fashion show and luncheon. The event is a great way to discover what’s in style this season and to raise money for breast cancer awareness. This event also features a fashion show where breast cancer survivors strut down the runway.
  • The Mary J. Roberts Foundation presents its 2nd Annual Pink Cocktail Party, which celebrates breast cancer survivors, patients and caregivers on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Museum Bar, 181 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW. Tickets $27.50 and may be purchased at www.4jane.org.
  • From Sept. 30 to Oct. 27, customers of Atlanta Kroger supermarkets can purchase pink paper ribbons for $1 at the checkout, the sales of which benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
  • Van Michael Salon and the Pink Heals Foundation bring back their Breast Cancer Awareness partnership with the “Blow Out To End Breast Cancer” campaign. During October, clients may choose from a menu of premium blow dry styles with a $5 donation to Pink Heals Foundation.

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.

And you can join people from four continents in a Race for the Cure event organized by Susan G. Komen For The Cure, or an Avon Walk For Breast Cancer event organized by the Avon Foundation for Women.

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.

Shawn Keefe October 01, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Congratulations to Christine Shea and Team OBT on their successful Breast Cancer awareness event held at 57th Fighter Group this past Saturday night.
Kiri Walton (Editor) October 02, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Hi Shawn! If there are any photos from the event, I'd love to publish those on the site. Have someone contact me at brookhaven@patch.com. Thanks!

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