Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Columbia

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

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 Lexington and beyond:

The Palmetto Health Foundation's 22nd Annual Walk for Life/Race for Life is scheduled for Oct. 6 at Finlay Park in Columbia. 

Lexington Medical Center is holding a "Women's Night Out" for breast cancer on Oct. 16. The event includes dinner and a silent auction, and features breast cancer survivor and motivational speaker Dee Dee Ricks. 

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will be campaigning against breast cancer with the Isabel Law Breakfast Oct. 12 in the Columbia City Hall parking lot. Tickets for the breakfast are $7. Proceeds will go to Bosom Buddies.

In addition to these events, South Carolina residents will be participating in an old-fashioned pub crawl with rock music thrown in. The event features a series of concerts by Rockers4Knockers.

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.

Marlene October 08, 2012 at 10:02 AM
Hair Visions Salon & Spa has partnered with Sexy Hair in a nationwide cut-a-thon to raise money for Look Good Feel Better. L.G.F.B. is a non-profit organization that helps more than 50,000 women each year who are undergoing cancer cope with the devastating apperance-related side effects of treatment. WE WILL BE DOING $10.00 HAIRCUTS ALL DAY! Reg. $35 *THE FULL 10.00 WILL GO TO L.G.F.B.* You are welcome to make larger donations. --If you are out of State please invite your in-state friends-- **The only thing we ask is that you come with clean hair** ***This is first come, first serve unless you have booked an appointment prior. 732-5624.***
Tiffany Barkley October 08, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Thanks for the information Marlene! Is this today, Oct. 8? Also, here's the link to the Hair Visions Salon & Spa listing on Patch for those of you who want more information: http://irmo.patch.com/listings/hair-visions-salon-spa -Tiffany


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