October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; a month dedicated to raising awareness through local events.

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One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society published in their 2013-2014 Breast Cancer Facts & Figures report that over 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer and over 64,000 cases of situ breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in 2013, leading to an estimated 40,000 deaths. Though breast cancer in men is less common, over 2,100 men are expected to be diagnosed each year, causing an estimated 410 deaths.

Yearly diagnoses and deaths? Both of those numbers should be zero.

That's why October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; an entire month devoted to increasing awareness of the disease. In an effort to fight breast cancer and push to find a cure, there are a number of local events during the month of October to raise money and awareness for the devastating disease. Each and every one of us has the power to fight against breast cancer, and joining together as a community makes the impact even stronger. 

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, check out the following events aimed at raising awareness for breast cancer and stopping the disease once and for all.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Dowling College, Brookhaven Campus (1300 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY 11967)
Sunday, October 5th at 8 AM

8th Annual Pink Rock Classic
Port Jefferson Country Club (44 Fairway Drive, Port Jefferson, NY 11777)
Monday, October 6th at 11 AM

1st Annual Pink Pumpkin Patch
County Executive Office (1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501)
Wednesday, October 8th at 4 PM

Maurer Foundation's Pink Diamond Gala
The Carltun at Eisenhower Park (1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY, 11554)
Thursday, October 9th at 6:30 PM

Girls' Night Out: Breast Cancer Awareness Event
The Melting Pot (2377 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735)
Thursday, October 16th

49th Annual One Enchanted Evening: Race to Hope
Hyatt Regency Long Island (1717 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788)
Friday, October 17th at 7 PM

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Jones Beach State Park (2400 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793)
Sunday, October 19th at 7 AM

PinkTie.org's Kick-Off Reception to Network Towards Finding a Cure for Breast Cancer
Carlyle on the Green (99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Farmingdale, NY, 11735)
Tuesday, October 21st at 6 PM

Manhasset Women's Coalition Against Breast Cancer 5K
Mary Jane Davies Park (Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030)
Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Friends for Life: Breast Cancer Labyrinth Walk Fundraiser
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stony Brook (380 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790)
Sunday, October 26th at 2:30 PM

Additional Support Groups and Discussions:

Reach to Recovery: Support Group for Women Diagnosed With Breast, Uterine, and/or Ovarian Cancer
Suffolk Y JJC (74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY 11725)
Wednesday, October 1st and Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:15 PM
631-462-9800 ext. 116

Breast Cancer Summit
The Coral House (70 Milburn Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510)
Thursday, October 7th at 8 AM

Celebration of Survivorship: Stories From Four Breast Cancer Survivors
Adelphi University (One South Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530)
Wednesday, October 15th at 5:30 PM

Women's Wellness: Breast Cancer News Discussion
Westfield South Shore Shopping Mall (1701 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore, NY 11706)
Thursday, October 16th at 6:30 PM

Local Charities and Groups:

Moms Who Kick
P.O Box 605, Oyster Bay, NY, 11771

The Frank Cassata Family Foundation
1111 Route 110, Suite 300, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition
P.O. Box 1446, Huntington, NY 11743

Breast Cancer Help, Inc.
1555 Sunrise Highway, Suites 7 & 8, Bay Shore, NY 11706

Carol's Cause
304 Barwick Boulevard, Mineola, NY 11501

Rocking the Road for a Cure
P.O. Box 404, Little Neck, NY 11363

Know of any other local events or charities working towards fighting breast cancer?
Let Us Know In The Comments Below!


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