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 Manalapan and beyond:
- The Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce - Women in Business holding an event at the Battleground Country Club on Tuesday, Oct. 2 to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month. There will be a variety of speakers discussing the disease of breast cancer, it's effects on family, and more. The cost of the program is $30 for a full breakfast buffet, along with a mimosa salute to a “Cancer Free World!” Details: 732-462- 3030. All are welcome to attend.
- The Macaroni-Kid Breast Cancer Fundraiser is all about moving your body for a great cause. Macaroni Kid and The Movement Dance Center will be hosting a Zumba Susan G. Komen Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 13 at both 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. at the Movement Dance Center in Morganville. Registration is required.
- Check out author Jennifer Pellechio-Lukowiak discussing her book "Does this Outfit Make Me Look Bald? How a Fashionista Fought Breast Cancer with Style" at the Monmouth County Library on Oct. 22. Pellechio-Lukowiak will talk about how laughter helped her through her struggle with the disease.
In addition to these Manalapan events, New Jersey residents will be participating in the two-mile Cure Breast Cancer Foundation walk in Verona, NJ or the Breast Cancer Walk-a-thon in Point Pleasant Beach on Oct. 21.
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.
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.