Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Harford County
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Harford County and Maryland.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause.
In Harford County, that means supporting those who support the push for more awareness.
Harford County has already illuminated the Concord Point Lighthouse and the County Administration building.
Harford County's Pink Dazzle team, which is raising funds for the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure, is holding a fundraiser in Aberdeen this month.
The Aberdeen Greene Turtle will host a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to close on Oct. 18.
The Pink Dazzle team has raised more than $40,000 since 2005, according to team leader Kim Spence.
Many high school teams are sporting pink and playing games dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer awareness.
The Havre de Grace girls soccer team will sport pink socks in a game on Oct. 17.
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There are more events slated around the state.
There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure.
Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure are selling pink ribbon merchandise and it’s a twofer—retail therapy and donating to a cause that affects millions.
You can also support breast cancer research by affixing a special stamp to your mail. The U.S. Postal Service has been selling a stamp commemorating breast cancer awareness for the past 15 years. The agency has raised $75 million so far for research programs at the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.
The American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is organized nationwide and so far more than 8 million people have walked for this cause and raised about $460 million.
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