October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we are celebrating BIG with the help of many community supporters and partners who are sharing our information, honoring breast cancer Survivors and raising money to support our mission and work. For that, we couldn't be more grateful!
With so many special events and opportunities happening all over town this month to benefit Carolina Breast Friends, you can easily make plans to shop, eat, and socialize in a way that also celebrates this special month. For example, just last week Seoul Food Meat Company in South End had a give-back night by donating 10% of dinner and special drink sales to us, and Kendra Scott held their Winter Launch party in our honor and donated 20% of their sales to us!
Here are some highlights of upcoming events that benefit Carolina Breast Friends:
All month long, Brighton Collectibles at Southpark Mall is running special events and donating part of their sales to breast cancer charities, including us. Stop by the store any time and see what they have lined up--particularly from Oct 26 - 29 when they are doing a dedicated special to benefit us!
Glam the Runway Fashion Show at Infinity Ballroom, October 21 from 6:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m. is a fashion-forward night supporting multiple breast cancer organizations, including us. In fact, three Survivors from the Pink House will be walking the runway that evening! Click here for tickets.
Next up, we've got something special in the works with the women's athletic apparel store Athleta, including an in-store yoga class and more. Watch our Facebook page and web site for details to come.
We're also taking breast cancer awareness beyond October with plans for a shopping event at Fashion & Compassion during the holiday season. Fashion & Compassion, in Dilworth, is a fellow non-profit organization that works to transform the lives of women overcoming poverty and injustice in the U.S. and six other countries. For their Breast Cancer Awareness event, they are donating 20% of the proceeds from their jewelry and accessory sales to us! Participating in this event doubles your impact by supporting our cause and theirs! There will also be light snacks and champagne.
These events are just the tip of the iceberg. Click here to see some additional ways Charlotte businesses and organizations are helping us honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You can also call the us for a full rundown at 704-370-7773.
Plus... watch our social media pages for our own celebration campaign, including inspiration and wellness tips to help you fuel up and feel good, reflections from Survivors, and recognition of the co-Survivors and caregivers that stand beside many of the women and men we serve.
If you're holding or attending a breast cancer awareness event, we want to see! Post your photos on social media with the hashtag #breastfriendsawareness. We'll be checking and sharing some to our page.