October has ben designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The color pink comes out more and more with ribbons and shirts in support of those who have survived and who we have lost to breast cancer.
This is not only a month of remembering, but also educating everyone about breast cancer. Women are encouraged to get a breast cancer screening at one of many locations on Long Island. Not only are women affected by breast cancer, but men are too and included in celebration of their survival and mourning those who have not.
So lace up those shoes and get walking/running for the cause! Here are some events taking place on Long Island.
- Rocking The Road For A Cure - October 6th
- Make Strides to End Breast Cancer - Dowling College - October 6th
- A Special Screening of Monday's at Racine - October 7th
- Make Strides to End Breast Cancer - Jones Beach - October 20th
- Make Strides to End Breast Cancer - Queens - October 20th
Can't make it to a walk? Donate to one of the charities below and get a step closer to a cure!
- American Cancer Society
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- American College of Radiology
- The American Society of Clinical Oncology
- The American Medical Women's Association
- Men Against Breast Cancer
- National Medical Association
- Prevent Cancer Foundation
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Are you honoring someone who survived or lost their battle to breast cancer? Tell us about them below and how you are honoring them this October!