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 Ledyard and beyond:
On Friday, Seasonal Home of Gales Ferry is one of nine galleries to participate in the 2012 IN THE PINK Regional Art Exhibit. There's an opening exhibit Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 but the artwork will be on display all month.
The press release says, "IN THE PINK’s main focus has always been to raise awareness about breast health and the importance of early detection in fighting breast cancer" and that all proceeds from sales will be donated to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation.
And, the Hartford Courtant has a list of events sponsored by the Susan G. Koman for a Cure and the American Cancer Society around the state. Many of the events take place at various vendors in Foxwoods.
Also, 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. The nearst one to Ledyard takes place at the Harkness Memorial State Park on Oct. 28.
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.