Showing off your pink pride during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a favorite thing to do with survivors and supporters alike.
Thousands of hats, shirts, and other pink breast cancer items are sold in October. Millions of tiny pink ribbons are worn to support the cure for breast cancer and hope for many women.
Also, countless numbers of people show support of Breast Cancer Awareness by participating in fundraising events. Have you strapped on your pink running shoes for the Komen Race for the Cure? If a walk is more your speed, how about the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure? Have you joined a local support group? Joined efforts with other supporters to hold a fundraiser or night out?
There are a number of additional ways locals stepped out to support Breast Cancer Awareness, including:
- The Pink Rock Classic on Oct. 11 at Great Rock Golf Club in Wading River.
- The annual Walk for Beauty in Stony Brook on Oct. 14.
- "Barbells for Boobs," on Oct. 21 held by CrossFit Stony Brook.
- Breast Cancer Victory Day at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital.
- American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk on Oct. 21 at Jones Beach.
- The 5K walk/run organized by the Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer in New York.
We want you to tell us your story in the comments below. How do you participate and show your pink pride in the community?
Don't forget to print out the image of the attached Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon to show your support! Post it in the window of your home or on a community bulletin board around town.