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 Watertown and beyond:
- The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce and The Village Bank will host a panel discussion to help educate women on breast cancer screening and preventative measures. The panel will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Newton Marriott.
- The Lasell College women’s soccer team is participating in an annual nationwide fundraiser from the National Foundation for Cancer Research. Lasell will be donating proceeds from their to NFCR.
- Newton-Wellesley Hospital will host its annual Think Pink! Girls Night Out on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.
- Newton-Wellesley Hospital is also asking local women to "pay it forward" this month. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the hospital is asking patients coming in for a mammogram to pass along a pink reminder card to their mother, sister, daughter, or friend as a way to encourage a loved one to schedule her annual mammogram.
In addition to these events, Massachusetts residents will be participating in the Party in Pink™ Zumbathon® in Brookline, and enjoy a workout while making your donation.
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.