Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Verona, Cedar Grove
From walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in your Verona and Cedar Grove and other areas.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are many different ways to support the cause. Check out opportunities to go pink in Verona, Cedar Grove and beyond:
"Our employees normally wear pink ribbons and we also collect money for the Susan G. Koman Foundation," said Cedar Grove Township Manager Tom Tucci.
Bellatair Salon will be partnering with the Junior Women's Club in Cedar Grove to hold a Shades of Pink fundraiser on October 14.
The fundraiser, held at Bellatair Salon, located at 547 Pompton Avenue in Cedar Grove will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Participants can purchase pink hair extensions for $10 or feather extensions for $30. They will also have pink treats, refreshments and raffle prizes.
“Grab your daughter, mom, sister, friend or any important woman in your life and donate to a cause that can affect any one of us,” the Junior Women's Club said.
The Cure Breast Cancer Foundation will also be holding a Salons for a Cure Walk in Verona Park on October 21. The walk will start at the boat house at 10 a.m. and lead participants about two miles through the park and take about 40 minutes to complete. Participants will receive a Cure Breast Cancer Foundation T-Shirt. Click Here to register for the event.
In addition to their Verona Park walk, the Cure Breast Caner Foundation will also hold their Valley National Bank walk on October 6 in Wayne, New Jersey. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. At 1460 Valley Road in Wayne. All donations will go directly to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and other national and international research facilities.
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.