Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events

From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Maryland and Greenbelt.

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.

Turn Greenbelt pink as part of Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Light Maryland Pink campaign. Help raise awareness for breast cancer by turning your office building, or a Greenbelt landmark or storefront pink for the month of October.

In addition, Maryland residents can join the 2012 Komen Maryland Race for the Cure on Sunday, Oct. 21 in Hunt Valley, MD. Participants can choose between a 5K timed competitive run, a recreational run, a walk, or a one-mile family fun walk.

If you’re in the market for a wedding dress, or just enjoy wedding fashion, then mark your calendar for Brides Against Breast Cancer's wedding dress fashion show in Baltimore, MD.

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.


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