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

Sign In/Registration 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Paddle 9:00 – 11:30 AM
Put on your favorite pink attire and join us as for a calm water paddle through the pristine salt marshes of Ayers Creek, observe the abundant wildlife, while raising awareness and funds towards the fight against breast cancer.
$  60  Ayers Creek Single Kayak
$100 Ayers Creek Tandem Kayak (2 persons)
$150 Ayers Creek Canoe (2/3 persons)
$  50 Bring your own Kayak or Canoe
Pre-registration Required for Ayers Creek Equipment
Call: 443-513-0889 or email: info@ayerscreekadventures.comPost Paddle Party 11:30am to 2:00pm

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

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10th Annual Walk For Awareness/Breast Cancer: Lace up and walk in the 10th annual Women Supporting Women Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Saturday October 8th at Winter Place Park in Salisbury. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and walkers will hit the pavement at 10. It costs $20 to enter – and all the funds benefit Women Supporting Women.

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Friday, October 14:

AQUA Pools & Spas will host “Poolin’ for the Cure” to benefit Komen Maryland. The event will be held on Friday October 14, 2011 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at AQUA on Mistletoe Drive in Easton, MD.

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: 

Easton Market Square is hosting the 2nd annual Oyster Fest to benefit Komen Maryland from noon to 6 p.m., rain or shine under the tents in Easton, MD.  The event will include fabulous food and beverages, live music, live auction, raffle and door prizes.  This year’s event is in memory of Tara Foxwell, an ardent supporter of breast cancer causes and an instrumental part of last year’s event.
2011 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Ocean City Maryland-boardwalk walk or competitive 5k.
5th Street and the Boardwalk
Start time 9am.

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Thursday October 20th :

Girls Night Out At the Eunice Q. Sorin Women’s Diagnostic Center
Atlantic General Hospital 9733 Healthway Drive in Berlin, Md.

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

11AM Registration
12:00 PM Shotgun- Ocean City Golf
$100.00 per player
Registration Includes:
18 holes of golf–cart included
Lunch and Dinner @ Awards banquet in the Clubhouse
An Official Tournament Gift Bag
Great Prizes — Longest Drive and Closest to the PinMore Information:

Any additional events pertaining to breast cancer that may have been missed, please feel free the add in the comments section below.