Every year, there are thousands of new breast cancer cases. Chances are, either you or someone you know has been affected by the disease. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are several local ways you can help the cause. Here are just some of them:
Panera Bread Pink Ribbon Bagel
It’s never too early to support breast cancer awareness, even if it means doing so during breakfast.
Panera Bread is making sure that your morning bagel funds a good cause. On Oct. 1, the eatery began offering a Pink Ribbon Bagel. The bagel has cherry chips, cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar in it, but we’ll bet that nothing will taste as sweet as benefiting breast cancer charities. Stop by your local Panera Bread for a bite or click the link above to pre-order the bagel.
Pink Hair for Hope
Businesses in Rye and White Plains will be holding Pink Hair for Hope events to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research. In Rye, the will be holding a The event raised $5,000 last year for Sole Ryeders, a local non-profit dedicated to helping women affected by the disease.
In White Plains, Wicked Wolf Tavern will hold a similar event presented by Pink Hair for Hope and IHeartBoobs.org. Wicked Wolf’s patrons will be seeing pink on Oct. 6 when the restaurant offers pink drink specials, pink BBQ chips and other items to raise money.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Participate in events in and to make strides against the disease. "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer," an event organized by the American Cancer Society, raised more than $18 million to fight breast cancer with events in New York and New Jersey last year. So, grab your sneakers and walk to fight breast cancer on Oct. 16.
Painting the Mall Pink to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness
The On Oct. 15, the mall will hold a Health & Wellness Expo presented by White Plains Hospital. Shoppers can also support the cause and raise proceeds for breast cancer awareness and research by purchasing a gift card at the mall.
Breast Cancer Support Groups
Support Connection, a local non-profit that provides programs and services for people with breast cancer, organizes these programs. Show your support for the organization’s efforts by providing a donation. Even a small bit will go a long way.
Le Petite Spa Proceeds to Support Connection
You can also donate to Support Connection by visiting Le Petit Spa in Croton. All this month, the business will be donating 10 percent of every sale to Support Connection of Yorktown.
808 Bistro Fundraiser
The also is hosting an event on Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. to raise money for Support Connection. There will be raffles and a Pre-Fixe 3-course dinner. The event cost is $55 per person.
Reservations are required. For information call Linda or Sal at The 808 Bistro: 914-722-0808. www.the808bistro.com
Nyack Hospital Blow Away Breast Cancer
Join Nyack Hospital on Oct. 11 to “Blow Away Breast Cancer.” Doctor Patricia Joseph will give a talk on early detection and other breast cancer topics.
Join Rockland-based group "Brest Buddies" on Oct. 15-16 in New York City for the Avon Breast Cancer Walk. The group organizes events throughout the year for its Campaign Against Cancer. Support the group’s efforts by walking up to 26 miles on Saturday and 13 miles on Sunday during the annual fundraising event, which is one of the largest in the state.
If you know of other ways people can support breast cancer awareness, please post them in the comments section below. You can also add any related events to our calendar.
Patch is also raising awareness about breast cancer. Visit the Bronxville, Rye, New Rochelle, Pearl River, Nyack, Chappaqua, Larchmont, New City, Ossining, Peekskill, Pelham, Southeast, Tarrytown, White Plains and Yorktown sites to view our Breast Cancer topic page.