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Show us your Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual movement that spotlights a disease that affects more than 200,000 women a year. Early detection is not only the most important step, but when breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%.

Here are few Breast Cancer charities/events in the Metro Detroit area and across the nation that can always use your support and donations!

  • American Cancer Society

    Participants pose for a photo at the finish line during the Making...

    Participants pose for a photo at the finish line during the Making Strides Walk Against Breast Cancer Sponsored by Avon on October 20, 2019 in New York City. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

    The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk (Oakland & Macomb) will take place October 23rd from 9am – 12pm 400 6th Street Rochester, MI 48307! For more info, visit cancer.org

  • Shades of Pink Foundation

    The Breast cancer ribbon made from flowers is displayed at the Fleurs...

    The Breast cancer ribbon made from flowers is displayed at the Fleurs De Villes Immersive Floral Show "Rose" at Hudson Yards on October 8, 2021 in New York City. Fleur de Villes' is a floral show... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

    Founded in 2005, Shades of Pink Foundation has helped hundreds of breast cancer patients and survivors throughout Southeast Michigan. For info on the foundation’s various events planned and ways to sponsor, visit shadesofpinkfoundation.org

  • National Breast Cancer Foundation

    Hockeyroos players line up wearing National Breast Cancer Foundation...

    Hockeyroos players line up wearing National Breast Cancer Foundation body suits in the womens Australia Hockeyroos v Australia u21 Jillaroos game during day three of the 2012 International Super... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

    In the last 10 years, The NBCF has provided nearly 200,000 mammograms and over 240,000 breast health education services to women in need. For ways to support this wonderful organization, be sure to visit nationalbreastcancer.org for more info!

  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation

    In this screengrab A view of award winners is seen during the 2020...

    In this screengrab A view of award winners is seen during the 2020 Breast Cancer Research Foundation Virtual Symposium & Awards Luncheon on October 16, 2020 in UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED - Region AMER. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

    Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder and Dr. Larry Norton in 1993, the BCRF has cited research is the reason that there are nearly 4 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. and deaths from breast cancer have declined by 40 percent since 1989. For more info and ways to support the research of this foundation, visit bcrf.org

  • Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition

    A sign hangs on the sidelines to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

    A sign hangs on the sidelines to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month during the football game between the Detroit Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ford Field on October 11, 2009 in Detroit,... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

    Working in conjunction with the  National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC), the MiBCC works nonstop to influence legislation, increase funding for research, and educate the public all in the fight against breast cancer. For more info on upcoming events and ways to support this organization, visit mibcc.org

  • The Pink List

     

    The Pink List is a nonprofit organization that not only provides resources to families affected by breast cancer, but also raises awareness around breast cancer. The organization also aims to bridge the gap between breast cancer awareness and young adults through educating and empowering young adults to become proactive in preventing breast cancer. The Pink List is also hosting a Movie Night Fundraiser featuring “Halloween Kills” Oct. 20th @ The Emagine Royal Oak Theatre. The money raised during this fundraiser will be used to purchase supplies for our Pink Kits and send them to the Karmanos Cancer Institute. For more info on tickets and ways to sponsor, visit thepinklist.org