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10 Local Events Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October might be about orange and black, but it’s also about pink, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The national month-long event is focused on raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

The disease, though far more prevalent in women, affects both genders. According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. As for men, this year alone, an estimated 2,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed, according to breastcancer.org

This month, take part in one of these events in and around the Main Line.

“On Wednesdays we Wear Pink” Menu at the Melting Pot

Oct. 1-31

Every Wednesday this October, the Melting Pot will donate a portion of their proceeds to Living Beyond Breast Cancer when customers order off the limited time special menu. For $39.95, each person will receive a four-course meal and a special pink cocktail. Breast cancer survivors will receive a $10 gift certificate to use upon their next visit.

The Melting Pot, 150 Allendale Road, King of Prussia. Visit www.lbbc.org

Perfect Servings Lunch Tour

Oct. 3

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, United Food Group will hold a Lunch Tour where participants will be able to help themselves at a self-service food and beverage station. Enjoy lunch, drinks and desserts for only $10. Five dollars from each ticket will be donated.

40 Monument Road, Bala Cynwyd. Visit www.lbbc.org

Grape Stomping for Breast Cancer Awareness

Oct. 8

Stomp on some grapes at the 4th Annual Grape Stomp for Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Attendees can win prizes while raising money for breast cancer.

Penns Woods Winery, 124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford. Visit  www.pennswoodsevents.com.

Making Strides of Montgomery County

Oct. 9

Walk to support the cause at the Montgomery County chapter of Making Strides’ 5K walk at 10 a.m. at Norristown Area High School and Farm Park.

1900 Eagle Drive, Norristown. Visit www.makingstrideswalk.org.

Susan G. Komen 3-Day

Oct. 14-16

Join hundreds of people, including cancer survivors and their friends and family, for the 150th Celebration of the 3-day, 60-mile walk to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. The journey will begin with an opening ceremony at Willow Grove Park Mall. Walkers will have a scenic view of historic sites of Philadelphia and will conclude at the celebratory closing ceremony at the Navy Yard.

Willow Grove Park Mall, 2500 W. Moreland Road, Willow Grove. Visit www.the3day.org.

Brews for Boobies

Oct. 15

This year marks the ninth annual pub-crawl to raise awareness for breast cancer in Philadelphia. Pick one of the two crawls to participate in and bar hop at popular locations such as McGillin’s, Fado, Misconduct Tavern, Fox and Hound, Howl at the Moon, Tavern on Broad and many more. Registration is $35 and all participants receive a free t-shirt and food and drink discounts at participating bars.

Visit www.brewsforboobies.com.

Pink Tide Ball

Oct. 15

This Moulin Rouge themed party will include high-end raffles and auctions. The highest bidder will have the chance to win Pope Francis’ Seat of Honor.

600 N. Broad St., Philadelphia. Visit www.komenphiladelphia.org.

Making Strides of Philadelphia

Oct. 15

Join this celebration of survivorship and raise funds for breast cancer research by participating in this three-to five- mile walk.

Memorial Hall, West Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia. Visit www.makingstrideswalk.org.

Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Bruch

Oct. 30

Support the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper by attending this fundraising event for breast and gynecological cancer research. The brunch will begin 11 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

2349 W. Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, N.J. Visit foundation.cooperhealth.org

Butterfly Ball

Nov. 12

Join Living Beyond Breast Cancer for the 25th annual black-tie fundraising gala featuring a dinner, as well as live and silent actions. For the first time, the IMPACT award will be presented to a member of the community.

801 Market St., Philadelphia. Visit www.lbbc.org