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 Wilmington and beyond:
- Zumba for the Cure takes place October 19 at 7 p.m. inside Live Life Fitness & Wellness. For more information you can visit Live Life Fitness online or like them on Facebook.
- 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.
One recent example was the girls soccer team, which in September played a home game in pink jerseys and held raffles to raise money to fight against breast cancer. The boys hockey team participated in a similar event this winter.
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, so be sure to stop by the Wilmington Post Office. 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.
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