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 Smithtown and beyond:
- 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.
- 3rd Annual "Evelyn Knapp 5k Run to Remember" and First 3K Wellness Walk
- Kings Park High School sports teams will host several events throught the month of October:
- Oct. 2- Girls Cross Country- “Coaches vs. Cancer Meet”- 4 p.m. vs. Islip at Sunken Meadow Park
- Oct. 6- Cheerleading and Varsity Football- 3rd Annual “Cheering for Cure” Kings Park vs. Miller Place, 2 p.m.
- Oct. 9- Varsity Volleyball "Dig Pink Game for Breast Cancer Awareness-" vs. Islip. Junior Varsity at 4 and Varsity at 5:45.
- The Cutting Edge 2nd Annual Cut for A Cure - On Oct. 7, Cutting Edge Salon in Commack will be offering $20 haircuts with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to The American Cancer Society.
- 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.
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.