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Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events on the Westside

Here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause on the Westside.

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 on the Westside and beyond:

Brighton Jewelry, 4736 Admiralty Way, is holding several events this month:

  • Oct. 6: Breast Cancer Prevention Program, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors” Helayne Waldman, MS, EdD, will present a power point presentation from her book.
  • Oct. 14: Reception to Honor Cancer Survivors, 12-2 p.m. Join others for light bites and pink lemonade.
  • Oct. 21: In-Store Mammograms, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free to eligible women. Insurance accepted. Call for an appointment.
  • Oct. 27: Best in Pink/Best in Brighton, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Show your pink and put on your Brighton and win a prize for "The best."
  • Nov. 2: In-Store Mammograms. Free to eligible women. Insurance accepted.  

Call 1-877-4-AN-EXAM (1-877-426-3926) for an appointment or schedule it at mammo123.com.

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.

Share your Westside events and we'll add them to this list! Tell us in the comments section below.

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