As you may or may not know, I am a breast cancer survivor. 8 years now and each year more and more grateful! Breast Cancer has touched more people in my life than I care to mention. It seems we are closer to cures at times, and other times we are fighting the uphill battles and we loose people we care about. I’ve lost too many. My goal with this post is to offer you ways to get involved, to donate, to show your support for those touched by this disease.
In Tallahassee, we have many different support groups, many organized events to increase awareness of breast cancer, to help pay for the screenings, the treatment, the prostheses and wigs that help people feel “normal” during their treatment, the cures and treatment advances, and many support systems for those battling this disease.
First, take a look at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare also participating in the a great video to the Pink Glove Dance just released last week! – See anyone you know? Check out the photos too! The 2010 sequel to the Pink Glove Dance features more than 4,000 healthcare workers and breast cancer survivors from all over the United States and Canada.
Here are a few events you may want to become involved in during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in the Tallahassee, Florida area. Do you have an event I need to post here? Let me know.. I will gladly post it!
Paint It Pink Campaign at FSU Women’s Sport Events
The Florida State University Women’s athletics teams are once again joining forces with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare for the second annual “Paint it Pink” campaign. During the 2010-11 seasons, eight women’s sports will host a `Pink’ game. Fans will have the chance to contribute to the cause all season long through different fundraising opportunities at each `Pink’ game.
The following dates are set as official `Paint it Pink’ home games:
Thursday, October 7 – Soccer vs. Clemson (Soccer Complex) at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 8 – Cross Country- FSU Invitational (Apalachee Regional Park) at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 23 – Swimming and Diving- (Morcom Aquatics Center) at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, October 24 – Volleyball vs. Duke (Tully Gym) at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, February 11 – Women’s Basketball vs. Georgia Tech (Donald L. Tucker Center) at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 2 – Softball vs. Virginia Tech (Softball Complex) at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, April 15 – Women’s Tennis vs. North Carolina (Scott Speicher Tennis Center) at 4:00 p.m.
Track and Field – “Paint It Pink” date is TBD
Hungry Howie’s Pizza Donates
The next time you decide to order a pizza, you may want to think in pink.
All five locations in Tallahassee will be serving you their delicious product inside of bright pink boxes embezzled with breast cancer awareness ribbons.
For every pizza purchased this month, Hungry Howie’s will make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Chrome Divas of Tallahassee’s 9th Annual Breast Cancer Poker Run
Was a huge success again. Over 200 riders gathered for a poker run event which led riders in and around the Tallahassee area ending at the Moon where a band played, and lunch was served. Prizes and cash 50/50 contests raised money to support The Women’s Center at TMH. You can always donate if you know a Tallahassee Chrome Diva, or contact me with your donation!
Pinnacle Massage Therapy
Donating a portion of their proceeds to Tallahassee Memorial Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center. PinnacleMassageTherapy.com
“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk at Southwood
Sunday, October 24, 2010 Southwood Town Center Registration at 12:30 Walk begins at 3:00pm.
Directions: How to get to Southwood Towne Center
Event Page for the Leon County Event.
The Brenda E. & Roger S. Luca Family Endowment Challenges Triple Negative Breast Cancer. All proceeds benefit TMH
Chez Pierre Restaurant
Sunday October 17th 3 PM – Until ??
Visit www.tmh.org/LucaEvents for more information and ticket purchase.
“Pour It On”
Create your one of a kind art piece! $20 donation covers cost of art and donation to the Luca Family Endowment at TMH
October 23, 2010 4PM – 10PM
FSU Master Craftsman Studio
905 West Gaines Street
I am sure there are events I may have missed, so many high schools, college organizations and churches are planning events this month. If you’d like me to post your event, just drop me an email and I’ll get it on the post.