Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events in New Port Richey
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in New Port Richey or West Pasco.
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 a short drive from New Port Richey.
The most notable event is the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in the Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. The walk raises money to fight breast cancer. It begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 20. Sign up at it the walk's webpage.
The Knights of Columbus #6383 at 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, is holding a "Bingo to Save the Tatas" fundraiser from noon-3 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 6, to benefit the Making Strides Against Cancer Walk. Tickets to the bingo fundraiser cost $25 at the door and $20 in advance. It is sponsored by Floroda Cancer Affiliates of the New Port Richey area.
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.