October is breast cancer awareness month, and local organizations and businesses have embraced the cause, offering plenty of events and educational opportunities. From races to free screenings, the crusade against breast cancer is well represented on the Eastern Shore. For those affected by breast cancer, be it personally or via the diagnosis of a friend or family member, sharing in these experiences offers a chance for camaraderie and hope for the future. For those who haven’t been personally affected, consider joining the cause and assisting your local community in battling a disease that affects approximately 1 in 8 women. Besides skin cancer, it is the highest diagnosed cancer in women, and aside from lung cancer, it has the highest mortality rate. Below is a comprehensive list of upcoming events to benefit breast cancer on the Eastern Shore:
Saturday October 8th:
Ayers Creek Adventures Pink Paddle—a Benefit for Komen for the Cure and Women Supporting Women
Featuring Live Music by Troy Mawyer, J&J’s Brick Oven Pizza, Pink Ribbon Cupcakes from Baked Desserts Café
Invite friends and family to join the post paddle party
$15 donation adults, $5 donation children (5 – 12) * under 5 free
Friday, October 14:
The event will be catered by Mason’s of Easton and will feature a full open bar, a live and silent auction, music by Kentavius Jones, a coffee bar by Coffee for a Cause, and a fireside s’mores station.
In conjunction with the event AQUA is raffling a spa valued at $5000. Spa raffle tickets are $5 each. Event tickets are $60 and include one spa raffle ticket.
Saturday, October 15:
Thursday October 20th :
5 pm – 8 pm
Eunice Q. Sorin Women’s Diagnostic Center will hold a Girls Night Out for area women. The event is free and offers life-saving breast cancer prevention education, complimentary clinical breast exams and Achilles bone scans as well as massages and refreshments. Guest speaker Rota Knott, a local resident and breast cancer survivor, will share her story.
Friday, October 21st, 2011
Ocean City Golf Club, Berlin, Maryland
Any additional events pertaining to breast cancer that may have been missed, please feel free the add in the comments section below.