Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events Near Arcadia

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

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 Arcadia and beyond:

Head to BLU Salon at the Santa Anita Mall and purchase Aveda’s Special Edition Hand Relief Hand Lotion. For every 5 fluid ounce/150 ml tube of this specially designed pink lotion, the salon will donate $4 to breast cancer research.

Got a special event coming up and in need of a blo out?

The Blo Out Lounge in Pasadena will give you a free blo out service when you schedule your mammogram this month. If you post a photo on the salon's Facebook page of yourself walking in to get your mammogram, you'll get a free makeup refresher with your blo out.

Like to dance?

P&C Dance Studio of El Monte will host a Zumba breast cancer fundraiser, "Party in Pink: Movin' to End Breast Cancer," on Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Arroyo High School at 4921 N. Cedar Ave. in El Monte.

In addition to these events, other California residents will be raising awareness for breast cancer.

Are you a film buff? If so, plan a road trip to Santa Rosa, CA to attend the short film festival Lunafest. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Breast Cancer Fund.

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.



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