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 McHenry County and beyond:
Check out the Shooters 4 Hooters Pool Tournament and Art Auction on October 6 hosted by the Crystal Lake Jaycees. The event at Main Street Billiards Cafe in Algonquin will raise money for breast cancer research and awareness and will be donated directly to the American Cancer Society. For more information click here.
On October 14 the Richmond Spring Grove Chamber Women's Networking Group the will host a Paws for a Cause Community Dog Walk to benefit the Centegra Gavers Breast Center in Crystal Lake and their Breast Care Fund. The event will be held at the Horse Fair Park in Spring Grove. Find out how to participate or become a sponsor here.
The Care4Breast Cancer 5K Race and Walk is planned for October 21 at Woodstock North High School. The event will provide breast cancer care to the women of McHenry County through the Family Health Partnership Clinic in Woodstock. Click here to join or donate to the cause.
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.