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6 Ways to Show Support During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

From participating in fundraising walks to purchasing a cute pair of pink ribbon earrings, there are so many ways to help support those impacted by breast cancer.
Hands holding pink breast cancer awareness ribbon

October is here, which means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mavens. Whether you have been affected by breast cancer or know someone who has, it’s time to think pink. To show your support, check out the list below!

 
 
 
 
 
 
2021 Komen Indianapolis MORE THAN PINK Walk

The Susan G. Komen foundation is hosting its MORE THAN PINK Walk on Saturday, October 16 at White River State Park to raise money towards ending breast cancer. The event will include stories from breast cancer survivors and celebrations of participants’ fundraising successes. For those who are unable to attend in-person events, the foundation has created a digital experience including activities, challenges, and different ways to connect participants across the Indy community. So far, the MORE THAN PINK Walk has raised $91,000 of its $273,000 goal. To join in on the effort, register here.

Donate to Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust

If you can’t attend a local event, donating to the cause is another fantastic way to show your support. Money given to the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust is used to provide free mammograms and diagnostic procedures, breast cancer support services, and scholarships for those who have been affected by breast cancer. The organization has partnered with the Indiana BMV to offer breast cancer awareness license plates, which serve as year-round reminders of the issue to the Indy community. To donate or purchase a plate, check out their website.

Pink-4-Ever Ending Disparities

This nonprofit organization is hosting a variety of events throughout the month to improve the breast health and breast cancer experience of Black women. On each Tuesday throughout October, the Pink-4-Ever team is hosting Pink Tea Time, where they will have Q&A sessions about breast health and healthy living. Keep an eye out for other events during October, such as sign-ups for free mammograms and Zoom presentations featuring guest speakers and experts. To attend an event or donate to Pink-4-Ever, visit their website.

Pink Ribbon Connection Silent Auction & Fashion Show 

Head to Pink Ribbon Connection’s website to start your bidding now, Mavens! The silent auction will end at the beginning of the Stars of Pink Fashion show on Saturday, October 9 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. It’s not your typical fashion show, either — breast cancer survivors will serve as models and share their stories of survivorship throughout the event. Winners of the auction — which, by the way, has amazing prizes such as a photoshoot or distillery tour — will be announced at the end of the show. To reserve a spot at the fashion show, grab your ticket here. Don’t forget to make a bid!

New Leaf Collection Co. Earrings

These unique, handmade polymer clay earrings were created for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Shawna Disbrow of New Leaf Collection Co. For each pair of earrings sold, she is donating 10% of the profit to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. To get yours, check out her Etsy page.

Pink & White Affair for Breast Cancer Awareness

The first annual Pink and White Affair for Breast Cancer awareness is being hosted at the Biltwell Event Center by B2T Entertainment on October 20. Think of this event as a black-tie red carpet extravaganza — except the ties in question are white and the red carpet is actually pink. This rose-tinted affair will include live interviews, casino tables, music, and a special performance by EZINMA (who has worked with Beyonce)! Proceeds from the event will be donated towards Susan G. Komen and breast cancer awareness efforts. Start prepping your pink paraphernalia now, and in the meantime, check out the event page for more information.

Katie Freeman is Indy Maven’s editorial intern.

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