Breast cancer is a problem that roughly 12 percent of women will develop in their lifetime. Each year, over 225,000 women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and over 40,000 women die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society.
Though prevalent in women, breast cancer is not exclusive to them. An estimated 2,350 men will be diagnosed with the disease this year, according to Breastcancer.org.
Beyond skin cancer, breast cancer is the most widespread cancer among American women. Each October, in an effort to raise funds and awareness, the nation recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are 10 events to support the cause on and around the Main Line.
White House Black Market Shopping Day
Looking to spruce up your wardrobe? Head to any White House Black Market, or shop online, to receive 15 percent off with an applicable coupon or code. In addition to the discount, a percentage will go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia; Glen Eagle Square, 517 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Glen Mills; Exton Square Mall, 314 Exton Square Mall, Exton. Visit www.lbbc.org or www.whitehouseblackmarket.com.
Susan G. Komen 3-Day
Join or cheer on the hundreds of people who will walk 60 miles in three days to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. The event kicks off with an opening ceremony and then traverses scenic parts of Philadelphia. Participate on a team or as an individual.
Willow Grove Park Mall, 2500 W. Moreland Road, Willow Grove. Visit www.the3day.org.
Grape Stomping for Breast Cancer Awareness
Fancy stomping some grapes? Head to Black Walnut Winery for the opportunity. Minimum donations of $5 will go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
3000 Lincoln Highway, Sadsburyville. Visit www.blackwalnutwinery.com or call (610) 857-5566.
Brews for Boobies
This year marks the eighth annual Brews for Boobies pub crawl, which helps raise awareness of breast cancer. There are two crawls, one in Center City and the other in Old City. Bars include the Plough & the Stars, Revolution House and Howl at the Moon. Tickets are $30 and include a T-shirt, as well as food and drink specials. Proceeds benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Pink Tide Ball
This sea-themed party will include high-end raffles and auctions. Enter to win a Mikimoto pearl necklace, bid on trips, and enjoy sumptuous cocktails.
6 p.m. 600 N. Broad St., Philadelphia. Visit www.komenphiladelphia.org.
Making Strides of Philadelphia
Join hundreds of survivors as they walk 3.1 miles in celebration and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
7:30 a.m. Memorial Hall, West Fairmount Park, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia. Visit www.makingstrideswalk.org.
Women on the Move Luncheon
Each year, Main Line Today celebrates powerful women on the Main Line. The 2015 event will feature Dr. Marisa C. Weiss, founder of Breastcancer.org, and NBC10 anchor Tracy Davidson, who announced earlier this year that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. They’ll discuss the disease and answer questions.
Drexelbrook, 4700 Drexelbrook Drive, Drexel Hill. Visit www.mainlinetoday.com.
Join Living Beyond Breast Cancer for its annual black-tie fundraising gala, featuring dinner, a silent auction and plenty of dancing. The event will honor women who have used their personal experiences with breast cancer to help others.
Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St., Philadelphia. Visit www.lbbc.org.
Making Strides of Montgomery County
The Montgomery County chapter of Making Strides will host its 5K walk at 10 a.m. at Norristown Area High School and Norristown Farm Park.
1900 Eagle Drive, Norristown. Visit www.makingstrideswalk.org.
Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch
This event, which supports the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, helps raise money and awareness for breast and gynecological cancer. The brunch will honor local doctors in these fields.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2349 W. Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, N.J. Visit www.foundation.cooperhealth.org