October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are many different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Southeastern Connecticut:
Stonington, Mystic & Pawcatuck
Simply Majestic is offering 50 percent off select jewelry services for the month of October and a portion of sales will go to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation. Simply Majestic staff will also be wearing scrubs all month.
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Mel’s Downtown Creamery is donating 20 percent of sales between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m., to the Relayers Gone Rouge Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team. And $5 from every adult t-shirt and $3 from every child's t-shirt sold will also be donated to the cause.
On Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and 14th, Olde Mistick Village will host a Women’s Health and Wellness Expo. The fundraising event benefits the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation will include “Bras Across the Village.” Members of the community are invited to donate a new or slightly used bra, or bras, plus a $5 donation anytime between now and October 13th for event.
Seasonal Home of Gales Ferry will be one of nine galleries to participate in the 2012 IN THE PINK Regional Art Exhibit. The artwork will be on display all month.
The press release says, "IN THE PINK’s main focus has always been to raise awareness about breast health and the importance of early detection in fighting breast cancer" and that all proceeds from sales will be donated to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation.
Grand Wine and Spirit stores are donating one dollar on select bottles of liquor, wine and Sutter Home 1.5L with a pink ribbon to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation.
Waterford Wine and Spirits are donating one dollar on select bottles of liquor, wine and Sutter Home 1.5L with a pink ribbon to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation.
Also, 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. The nearst one to Ledyard takes place at the Harkness Memorial State Park on Oct. 28.
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.