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Local Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraising Events

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Looking to get – or give – support during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Here are COVID-safe venues for finding information, inspiration and community.

Susan G. Komen Rowing Event Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.,

Promoting the strength of breast cancer patients and survivors, this rowing event is great for beginners. No experience is necessary; this is a Learning-To-Row program. An initial $25 fee includes 10 consecutive weeks of rowing classes at Hines Rowing Center in Philadelphia. A doctor’s note permitting physical activity is required.

Knowledge is power: Understanding Black breast cancer Oct. 1-24

Black women are disproportionately affected by breast cancer. It kills 40% more Black women than White women. So, throughout October, Living Beyond Breast Cancer is hosting online workshops on being Black and having breast cancer. All speakers are black medical professionals.

Friends on the Run Virtual 5K Oct. 3-18

Sponsored by Friends in Pink, the fifth annual 5K is virtual this year, so you can run or walk this 3.1 miler wherever you are. Registration is free but donations are highly encouraged.

Unite for HER Virtual Hangout Oct. 7, 5 p.m.

Open to all members of the Unite for HER community, this is a great forum for questions, comments, wisdom, and advice. This event repeats on the first Wednesday of each month.

PA Breast Cancer Coalition Virtual 5K Oct. 11-18

Usually held in Hershey, this year the 5K is going virtual. Participation benefits the coalition, and grants access to an inclusive Facebook community.

Susan G. Komen Virtual Conference Oct 12, 6 p.m.

This micro-conference is a way for members of the Susan G. Komen metastatic breast cancer community to look to the future and be positive despite prognosis. Registration is required.

Unite for HER Panera Bread Partnership Oct. 14

Place your orders in advance for Panera Bread’s Pink Ribbon bagels. Sold for one day only, 100% of profits will go to Unite for HER.

Wellness & Wisdom: Living Beyond Breast Cancer Conference Oct. 24-25, $25

This conference includes live sessions on various aspects of breast cancer, a meet-up lounge, dance party, yoga class, and a virtual exhibit hall to view and purchase products and services. If you can, pay it forward and cover registration fees for those financially impacted by breast cancer.

Unite for HER Wellness Day Oct. 25, 12 noon.

This event, for registered Wellness Program participants, teaches about different kinds of breast cancer therapies and establishes and promotes community. Space is limited.

Susan G. Komen Seminar Oct. 26, 1 p.m.

This Zoom seminar touts a focus on “using new biological discoveries and technology to diagnose and treat recurrent breast cancer early and effectively.” Speakers are graduates of Yale University and accomplished in their fields.

Main Line Health Seminar Nov 19, 12 p.m.

This seminar is for those who wish to know more about breast cancer; prevention, risks, early warning signs, and more.