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Think Pink: Local Breast Cancer Awareness Events

Here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in the Hatboro-Horsham area.

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 Hatboro, Horsham and beyond.

Horsham-based business,Two Hearts Bead as One, are selling pink-themed jewelry throughout October to benefit Passionately Pink for the Cure and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

From Oct. 5-7, walkers can don pink as part of the three-day Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure, which begins at Willow Grove Park Mall and ends at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia.  

On. Oct. 18, volunteers are sought to help make tote bags as part of the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery support program for women with breast cancer.

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.

TELL US: Is there a special event you participate in to support breast cancer research? Share your stories and thoughts with us by adding them to the comments sections of this article. Also, be sure to add photos of you and your friends supporting the cause to the photo gallery above.

 


Linda Melly October 04, 2012 at 01:47 AM
October 10 at 7PM, Keith Valley Middle school girls soccer will play Abington MS for the "pink game" This is the second annual game to be played at Hatboro-Horsham High School. Last year the team raised over $800 and hope to top that this year for cancer research. Come out and support the girls.

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