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Long Island’s Breast Cancer Events this October

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are many events taking place on Long Island.

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There are many coalitions and organizations right here on Long Island that are dedicated to fighting and raising awareness for breast cancer. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and although this is being celebrated throughout the country, there are plenty of events where Long Islanders can help make a difference.
 
No matter what event you decide to attend, there are plenty of opportunities to contribute to the fight against breast cancer. If you would like to volunteer for any of these events, be sure to contact the appropriate organization as soon as possible.
 
Vision of Hope Garden
This month-long event hosted by the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition will feature pink ribbons on display outside of Babylon Town Hall in Lindenhurst. For a $10 donation, people can place a ribbon outside town hall in honor of someone they know that was affect by breast cancer. Ribbons will be returned at the end of October.
 
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
This five-mile walk at Jones Beach is attracting thousands of participants and has already raised over $600,000. The event will take place on Sunday, October 19 at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh.
 
Strike… Up an Evening with HBCAC
The Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition will be hosting an evening of bowling on October 18 from 7 - 10 p.m. at AMF in Commack. A $50 donation includes shoes, bowling, appetizers and buffet.
 
Fourth Annual Breast Cancer Summit
This educational event will focus on the latest developments in detection, treatment and reconstruction as well as patient education. Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer will be hosting the event at the Coral house in Baldwin, and it will also feature keynote speaker Fran Drescher. There is no admission price, however seating is limited.