Showing off your pink pride during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a favorite thing to do with survivors and supporters alike.
Thousands of hats, shirts, and other pink breast cancer items are sold in October. Millions of tiny pink ribbons are worn to support the cure for breast cancer and hope for many women.
Also, countless numbers of people show support of Breast Cancer Awareness by participating in fundraising events. Have you strapped on your pink running shoes for the Komen Race for the Cure? If a walk is more your speed, how about the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure? Have you joined a local support group? Joined efforts with other supporters to hold a fundraiser or night out?
- 3rd Annual "Evelyn Knapp 5k Run to Remember" and First 3K Wellness Walk
- Strength for Life, a not-for-profit organization, providing FREE exercise classes and wellness retreats to cancer patients on Long Island is holding its Third Annual Run on November 18th at Sunken Meadow State Park.
- For the month of October, H2O Grill in Smithtown, in support of the West Islip Breast Cancer Coaition, will have a special menu featuring Think Pink menu items. Foods will featured will have ingredients known to be rich in antioxidants and shades of pink will also inspire special wine and cocktail selections. $1-2 will be donated for each Think Pink item sold.
- Spatique in Smithtown Offers Pink Mask to honor a late friend. The spa is offering French Pink Clay Mask for $10 with all of the proceeds being donated to the Love for Beth Foundation, named after Beth King, a friend of Dr. Marina Peredo and the staff at Spatique. King died from inflammatory breast cancer on Aug. 22.
We want you to tell us your story in the comments below. How do you participate and show your pink pride in the community?
Don't forget to print out the image of the attached Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon to show your support! Post it in the window of your home or on a community bulletin board around town.