It’s officially October, which also means it’s officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Check out what’s happening this month to find what you can do to support the cause. There are a variety of ways to participate whether that’s running a 5k or going out for drinks to support the research, treatment, and recovery for those in Philly and beyond!
Ta Ta for Now – Breast Cancer Yacht Cruise
When: Saturday, October 8 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Ben Franklin Yacht
101 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pa 19106
All aboard the Ben Franklin Yacht for a cruise down the Delaware River to raise money in support of breastcancer.org, aiming to raise over $20,000. Dress up and enjoy the 3-hour cruise filled with a delicious variety of food, beer, and wine. Set out on the water for a beautiful fall afternoon while supporting a great cause! Tickets can be purchased here.
The Inaugural Cupcakes for Cancer Dessert Fundraiser Event
When: Saturday, October 15 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Chesnut Hill Hotel
8229 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa 19118
Cupcakes for a cause? Sign me up! The purchase of a ticket for this dessert fundraiser sponsors chemotherapy and radiation for patients who are going through cancer treatment. In addition, it funds Cupcakes for Cancer Philadelphia’s Survivor Saturdays, which is a virtual support group series.
Praise Is The Cure’s Breast Cancer Patients & Survivors Celebration
When: Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: New Journey Christian Center
1001 East Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa 19138
Praise Is The Cure invites you to their drive-thru trunk or treat for breast cancer patients and survivors. What is a trunk or treat? Rather than bopping house to house, treat seekers go from decorated car to decorated car for Halloween treats. At this event, all breast cancer patients and survivors will receive gifts and refreshments as they drive through the pink parade! Register here today.
Across the River: Making Strides 5k
When: Sunday, October 16 at 8:30 a.m. check-in
Where: Cooper River Park – Jack Curtis Stadium
5300 North Park Drive, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08109
The American Cancer Society is hosting one of its “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walks in the greater Philadelphia and southern New Jersey area! Register ahead of time or at check-in to participate in the 5k. The event will start with a Survivor lap around the track, followed by the rest of the walk taken altogether. The event will also include music, photo opportunities, food trucks, browsing tents, and more! Sign up and donate here today.
Yoga with the Azaleas
When: Saturday, October 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Azalea Garden
1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, Pa 19130
Join this active breast cancer fundraiser in the beautiful Azalea Gardens of Fairmount Parks (with 2 free hours of parking)! Participate in a restorative yoga practice from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., which will be followed by raffles, treats, and a social hour to meet others at the event! This fundraiser will benefit the local breast cancer organization, Living Beyond. Purchase your $15 ticket here!
Empowered Together 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Walk
When: Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Sturgis Playground
2nd & 65th Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa 19126
Give back at this breast cancer walk to spread awareness with the Philadelphia community. Lunch will be served after the walk and participants are encouraged to browse the vendors at the event as well. Spend time with your neighbors and community in support of a great cause! Register here.
Shop With Purpose
When: Throughout October
Where: Philadelphia Premium Outlets
18 Lightcap Rd, Pottstown, PA 19464
Simon Malls is partnering with Susan G. Komen in the fight to end breast cancer through a month-long shopping event. Donate $10 or more to receive a digital discount pass valid for the whole month of October at any Simon shopping center listed online. Shop at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets with this deal to support finding the cure for breast cancer.