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 major opportunity to go pink in Healdsburg:
Relay for Life of Healdsburg: 10 a.m. April 27, 2013, Recreation Park, Healdsburg. Donations and signups now being accepted at www.acsevents.org.
In addition to these Healdsburg events, regional and state events are planned.
Are you a film buff? If so, Santa Rosa will offer a short film festival Lunafest. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Breast Cancer Fund.
For information on these and other events, contact the Santa Rosa office of the American Cancer Society, (707) 545-6720 -- 1451 Guerneville Rd., #220.
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.