The White House got a pink glow in Washington, D.C. People painted their pumpkins pink in Calvert, Md., and women donated art made of bras in Orange City, Fla. They did it all last year in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This October promises to bring even more colorful and thoughtful events and opportunities right in Rye and Rye Brook.
continues its ongoing LIVESTRONG program for cancer survivors on October 2nd. Activities will include Zumba, yoga and spin classes. The program is for those currently undergoing cancer treatment as well as those who have completed care.
in Rye is having its Pink Hair for Hope event on October 20th. - a local group that provides care and support for women going through breast cancer treatment.
They hope this year will be just as successful. In addition to offering fashionable pink feather hair accessories, there will also be door prizes, drinks and other surprises as part of the day long event.
Simone Karian of Hudson Paul says the salon got involved with fundraising for breast cancer after the disease touched a member of their staff and several of their clients.
Sole Ryeders started in 2007 and has raised more than $750,000 that they have used for local programs, health and wellness grants, educational presentations and resources for members of the community dealing with serious illness.
In October, in addition to participating in the 39-mile, 2 day Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on the 15th and 16th, the group will launch a Wig Exchange encouraging donations of high quality, gently used wigs for women who have experienced hair loss during cancer treatment.
The group recently held a fundraiser at Manursing Island Club to kick off their fundraising efforts.
The Greater NYC Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will also have a strong fundraising profile next month. The group is still accepting donations from its Race for the Cure event in September. On October 28, the group is holding Pink Soiree: A Masquerade at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.
Rye Brook will be the site of one of the first Komen events in Westchester County. On November 18th, its daylong Celebration of Women: A Luncheon and Fashion Show will honor Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Hoda Kotb and PepsiCo at .
There are hundreds of breast cancer awareness walks and runs around the country, plus marathons and a plethora of exercise-related events. Then there are the tea parties, luncheons, golf tournaments, masquerade balls, art shows, motorcross and motorcycle rides and concerts.
“Clearly, every person who brings attention to the cause is fantastic,” said Terry Music, chief mission delivery officer for the American Cancer Society.
What will you do this month for Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Wear a pink ribbon? Participate in a fundraising event? Schedule a mammogram for yourself or take a beloved friend or relative to get one? Mark your calendar for monthly self-exams?
Let Rye Patch know how you and other people in the community are making Breast Cancer Awareness Month make a difference.