Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Marina del Rey

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

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. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Marina del Rey and beyond:

Brighton Jewelry, located at 4736 Admiralty Way, is holding several events this month:

  1. October 6 Breast Cancer Prevention Program: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. “Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors” Helayne Waldman,MS, EdD, A Power Point Presentation from her book.
  2. Oct. 14 Reception to Honor Cancer Survivors: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Join others for light bites and pink lemonade.
  3. Oct. 21:   In-Store Mammograms, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free to eligible women. Insurance accepted. Call for an appointment.
  4. Oct. 27:  Best in Pink/Best in Brighton, 11 a.m.  - 3 p.m. Show your pink and put on your Brighton…win a prize for “THE BEST”.
  5. Nov. 2: In-Store Mammograms. Free to eligible women.  Insurance accepted.  

Call 1-877-4-AN-EXAM (1-877-426-3926) for an appointment or schedule it at mammo123.com

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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