October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to the CDC, other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. In honor of them and our fellow Severna Park women we have lost to breast cancer, those who are currently fighting it and those that have beaten it; there are a myriad of events and fundraisers in the Annapolis area to participate in to help raise funds and fight back.

Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Annapolis

From galas to walks to shopping, here’s how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Annapolis. By Anna Staver (Patch Poster) – Updated 

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 Annapolis and beyond:

Breast cancer survivors are banding together to form two teams (one Annapolis, one Eastport) for the 2012 Maryland Republic of Eastport Annual International Tug-O-War that takes place on Nov. 3.

“Healing in Heels” Dash for Breast Cancer is a 550-yard dash through the Annapolis Towne Centre that takes place on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. Registration costs $25, and the proceeds go Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Breast Center and Save the Coconuts.

In addition to these local events, Maryland residents will be participating in the Brides Against Breast Cancer’s wedding dress fashion show in Baltimore, as well as the Beyond the Pink Breast Cancer Hike at Sugarloaf Mountain.

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There will also be a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Baltimore on Oct. 14.

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.

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 Healthand 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.


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