October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, meaning organizations and communities around South Florida are coming together to promote awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research.
Whether you want to shop, eat, drink, run or dance the night away, we have you covered with October events that benefit a great cause—and give you an excuse to break out your best shade of pink.
Susan Buzzi Photography Exhibit
Photographer Susan Buzzi, who has photographed hundreds of breast cancer survivors and is the author of two books: “I Am A Strong Woman” and “Courage, Strength & Triumph,” will exhibit photographs of breast cancer survivors at Gallery Six in the main Fort Lauderdale library from Oct. 2-21. This powerful exhibit includes photos of survivors from ages 25 to 100 years old, each accompanied by a personal statement.
100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.357.7444; <18>>webapps.broward.org/newsrelease/AdminDisplayMessages.aspx?intMessageId=10749<17><18>
Pink Tasting for Breast Cancer Awareness
Pop some bottles because the Florida Wine Academy is offering a pink tasting in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Oct. 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The tasting, which includes three rosé wines, water and small bites, is free of charge for breast cancer survivors and $39 for other guests. All proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
One SE Third Ave., Suite #2240, Miami; 786.714.9846; floridawineacademy.com
Pink Panel Luncheon
Enjoy fabulous food and fashion on Oct. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pink Panel Luncheon hosted by Bloomingdale’s. Learn about the latest trends in fashion from Bloomingdale’s personal shopper Godfrey Del Rio, and participate in the Pink Panel Q&A session with oncologists, survivors and intimacy specialists. This is an exclusive and free event. Reservations are required and donations are encouraged. Additionally, 10 percent of all Bloomingdale’s purchases on Oct. 4 will be donated to the Women’s Breast and Heart Initiative.
19555 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; locations.bloomingdales.com/aventura
Round Up In Pink
Get ready to kick up some fun and give breast cancer the boot at Round Up Nightclub’s third annual Round Up in Pink event on Oct. 7 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For a $20 donation, guests will receive access to dance lessons, an appetizer buffet, pink specialty cocktails, a dance team performance and more. All proceeds from the event benefit the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation.
9020 W. State Road 84, Davie; 954.423.1990; floridabreastcancer.org
22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure
On Oct. 14, thousands of runners and walkers will come together at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami to participate in one of South Florida’s largest breast cancer fundraising events. From 6 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., participants will celebrate survivors and honor loved ones lost at an event you can’t miss and certainly won’t forget.
301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 954.909.0454; komenmiaftl.org
Speak On Purpose Gala
TygaB for Breast Cancer is presenting its third annual Speak on Purpose charity gala on Oct. 15 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Brittania ‘Tyga’ Bryant is a breast cancer survivor who has made it her mission to spread awareness and assist people in the diagnosis and treatment process. For a $40 donation guests will enjoy dinner and performances by poets Elaina Whorley and friends, and violinists Sons of Mystro.
3840 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill; 954.507.7109; tygabsupportspink.com
National Marine’s Yacht Bikers Poker Run
National Marine Suppliers will host its fifth annual Yacht Bikers Poker Run on Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. benefiting the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Participants will ride more than 250 miles in one day for the cause, ending at The Tiki Bar in Clewiston for an after party, food, live music and prizes. All bikes, classic cars and sports cars are welcome.
2800 SW Second Ave.; 954.764.0975; floridabreastcancer.org
Making Strides Of South Palm Beach
Starting at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 21, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will unite communities behind the American Cancer Society’s efforts to raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. With powerful stories from survivors and exciting post-walk entertainment, this event is a great way to inspire hope and spread awareness.
590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561.650.0119; main.acsevents.org
Conquerors In Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Fashion Show
Walk the pink carpet and enjoy a night of fun and fashion supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation at the inaugural Conquerors in Pink Charity Fashion Show on Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hosted by Styles By Stevie G and Heather Bling, this fashion show supports designers showcasing their work created specifically for breast cancer survivors and fighters. Ticket prices begin at $55.
4351 NE 12th Terrace, Oakland Park; facebook.com/stylesbystevieg/
Not My Daughter… Find a Cure Now! Shopping Boutique and Luncheon
On Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., over 500 women are anticipated to indulge in retail heaven at the Not My Daughter… Find a Cure Now! eighth annual shopping boutique and luncheon. With shopping opportunities from more than 40 vendors, including local businesses and professional services, raffles, auction items and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Tickets begin at $75.
11775 Heron Bay Blvd., Coral Springs; notmydaughter.org