The usual events around Breast Cancer Awareness Month are canceled this year, but you can still support the cause. Here’s how to get involved on both the local and national level
By Chelsie Dzbanski
Featured photo via daretby.com
Participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event
The annual Making Strides of Detroit event will be celebrated virtually this year with a brief morning program on October 10th at 10 a.m. After tuning in, gather your team, wear pink and walk on your own in support of the movement to end breast cancer! Participate in a variety of weekly fundraisers, activities and more throughout the month by checking out their calendar of events. To donate to a participating team or to sign up for the virtual opening ceremony visit, https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?pg=entry&fr_id=97598.
Purchase a “Dare To Be /Cured/” Shirt
Detroit-based apparel company Dare To Be /Yer’self/ partnered with the Karmanos Cancer Institute to create a special “Dare To Be /Cured/” t-shirt in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout October, a portion of t-shirt sales will be donated to the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Shop three color options at daretby.com/dtby-tees.
Donate to Real Men Wear Pink
Did you know that breast cancer can also affect men? Real Men Wear Pink recruits men from around the country to fight breast cancer and raise money for the cause. Support the Real Men Wear Pink of Oakland County by donating to their mission.
Buy a Gift from Wrapped in Love
Purchase a beautiful gift for a family member or a friend with cancer from Wrapped in Love, a stylish and comfy clothing line created with chemo patients in mind by Michigan State alum Karen MacDonald. Each piece is carefully developed to fit the needs of the patient, while also being fashionable and comfortable. Your purchase will also benefit cancer patients around the country; Wrapped In Love donates items to cancer centers every month. To shop visit, wrappedinlove.com.
Get your Nails Done at Color Box Luxury Nail & Beauty Bar
Get pampered and give back at the same time! During the month of October, book an #anyshadeofpink manicure or pedicure at Color Box Luxury Nail & Beauty Bar in Birmigham and a portion of the sale will be donated to U Can-Cer Vive Foundation.
Wear Pink and Tag #PinkPose on Social
Help spread awareness for breast cancer by simply sporting pink this month! From fun accessories to head-to-toe pink outfits, get decked out and snap a photo of yourself or a group of family and friends wearing pink. Post it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #PinkPose and tag 3 friends to take part in the challenge within 24 hours or donate $25 to the Breast Cancer Charities of America.
Shop Pink Products
Shop hundreds of pink products for beauty, home, fitness and more from dozens of national brands that are giving back to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. To start shopping, visit bcrf.org/shop-pink.