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 Brooklyn and beyond:
- 2012 Making Strides of Queens, Sunday, October 21, 9:00 a.m., Flushing Meadows Corona Park
- Avon Walk for Breast Cancer — New York, October 20 and 21,
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure of New York City lists numerous other events around NYC.
There’s also the 5K walk/run organized by the Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer on Long Island.
Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure are also 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.
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