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Breast Cancer Charity Events in Fairfield County
Did you know that Connecticut has the 2nd highest incidence of breast cancer in the U.S.? There are also over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors today in the U.S.. Every October charity events across Fairfield County raise money for important research that is helping to save lives. Here is a roundup of the many events that you can participate in to make a difference—from walks and runs, to tennis, shopping and fashion shows.
Stamford Hospital's 6th annual fundraising events "stress the importance of regular screenings and early detection" and highlight "the services available right here in our community."
Join in the fun (see a full calendar of events) and raise awareness and money to support Stamford Hospital's breast cancer programs.
- October 1, Mile of Pink, at Veterans Park on Atlantic St., Stamford
- October 3, Guys & Dolls Golf Tournament at Brennan Golf Course, Stamford
- October 7, Girlfriends Luncheon at The Italian Center, Stamford
- October 11, Pretty In Pink at Alfya Skin Care, New Canaan
- October 12, A Tribute to Dean Martin at Stamford First Bank, Stamford
- October 13, A Night of Shopping at Agabhumi The Best of Bali, Stamford
- October 14, Girls' Night Out at Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Stamford
- October 18, Harvesting Hope with Atria at Atria Senior Living, Stamford
- October 19, Fashion Show at Saks Fifth Avenue, Stamford
- October 21, Auction for a Cure at Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford
- October 24, Treats and Treasures at Tully Health Center, Stamford
- October 27, Pretty In Pink at Atria Senior Living, Darien
- October 30, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Sherwood Island, Westport
Upcoming events to help fund innovative breast cancer research and to promote breast health through education and outreach.
BCA 3rd Annual Flag Raising Ceremony
Monday, October 3rd, 11:30am
Greenwich Town Hall
101 Field Point Road, Greenwich
Guest speaker Barbara A. Ward, MD of the Breast Center, Greenwich Hospital will give a presentation on "New Advances in the Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer".
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(The first 100 to register receive a free box lunch from Libby Coverly Cooke.)
Hats Off to Health 16th annual Benefit Luncheon with guest speaker Cokie Roberts
Thursday, October 27th at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich
Featuring a Mitchells/Richards Fashion Show, a Raffle with fabulous prizes like a $1,500 gift certificate for a catered breakfast for 12 at Tiffany & Co, and many more.
For Benefit Tickets, please contact the Breast Cancer Alliance office at 203-861-0014.
Play for P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate diagnosis, New technology, Knowledge)
100% of the funds go directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Find out more about hosting a Play for PINK tennis or golf tournament in your community.
Wednesday, October 12th
Wee Burn Country Club, 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Road in Darien, CT
Contact the club's private event coordinator for more details, (203) 655-1477.
Saks Fifth Avenue will host its 13th annual Key to the Cure four day shopping weekend to benefit the fight against women's cancers with 2% of all sales donated to CancerCare. CancerCare offers free professional support services to anyone affected by any type of cancer. Since Key to the Cure's inception in 1999 the company has donated over $32 million to women’s cancer organizations throughout the United States.
Opening Celebration Fashion Show and Brunch
Thursday, October 20th, 10:30am - 1pm
Tickets are $45, purchase tickets or call (203) 854-9911. (100% of the ticket proceeds will be donated to CancerCare.)
Weekend of shopping and special discounts
October 20th - 23rd
Saks Fifth Avenue, 205 Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, CT
Store Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM and Sunday, 12 PM - 5 PM
For more details about Key to the Cure and CancerCare's other upcoming fundraising events like the Longest Day of Golf and Blocks of Love-LEGO Expo in Fairfield, CT
For more information please contact Jennifer Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CancerCare is located at 535 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 104, in Norwalk, CT (203) 854-9911.
Lace up your running shoes and participate in the Race for the Cure and the 3 Day Walk for the Cure events, and/or donate to their research foundation (now in it's 31st year). You can also shop for clothing and accessories for the whole family like a Vineyard Vines pink ribbon tie at ShopKomen (25% of the proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.)
It's been 14 years since their first event and they're still going strong. Check out their website and sign up for NYC's 2012 Race on May 5th.