Think Pink: Breast Cancer Events in Burlington
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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 Burlington and beyond:
- Hair Cuttery at 82 Mall Road, Burlington will be accepting donations for Passionately Pink for the Cure. Hair Cuttery will match by donating $10,000. Hair Cuttery will also be selling pink hair extensions to clients and donate some of the proceeds to Passionately Pink For The Cure.
- In Boston: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Oct. 20, Joe Moakley Park, 10 a.m.
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.
Do you know of another Breast Cancer Awareness Month Event? Let us know in the comments.