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 greater Stone Mountain and Lithonia, and beyond:
Once again this year, the The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walk begins at Stone Mountain Park and marches through Stone Mountain Village, on Oct. 19.
The next day, on Oct. 20, there will be a Pink Heart Awareness Conference from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stonecrest Library, hosted by Mothers, Daughters and Sisters Against Breast Cancer. Breast cancer and double mastectomy survivor, Shondia McFadden-Sabari, is the guest speaker.
In addition to these events in Stone Mountain and Lithonia, Georgia residents will be participating in the Pink Ribbons program in Atlanta, which is organizing its annual fashion show and luncheon. The event is a great way to discover what’s in style this season and to raise money for breast cancer awareness. This event also features a fashion show where breast cancer survivors strut down the runway.
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.