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Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events in New England

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

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.

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.

 

If cycling’s your thing, head Nashua, NH for the 7th annual TREK Breast Cancern Awareness bike ride, sponsored by Goodall's.

Addicted to Zumba? Join other Zumba enthusiasts at the Party in Pink™ Zumbathon® in Brookline and enjoy a workout while making your donation.

You could help raise money for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation by signing up for their 5K walk in Rhode Island.

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.

Cynthia September 29, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Think Local when you give: The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden 145 Bolton Rd, Harvard, MA 01451 978-456-3532 www.thehealinggarden.net
Kacey October 05, 2012 at 05:07 PM
We're "Dentists Against Breast Cancer!!" Join Dr. Ramesh Kare and Staff of Westford Smiles to walk and raise money to support the fight against Breast Cancer. We're participating in the " Komen Race for the Cure" on Sat Oct 20th @ 10am in Boston. We invite you to be a part of our team. If you can't make the walk, you can still help the cause. Find out more at www.komenmassrace.org and search for our 'Westford Smiles' team!

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