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Think Pink: Local Breast Cancer Awareness Events

Events across the South Shore focused on the continued fight against breast cancer.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in TOWN and beyond:

• Throughout October
West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition
Pink Flags of October
Display outside Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
West Islip

• October 10
Bowl For The Cure - Breast Cancer Fundraiser
300 Long Island
Melville 

• October 13-14
Weekend for Hope
Walk for Hope 5K Run/Walk
LAX for Hope Women's Lacrosse
St. John’s Unviversity, Oakdale Campus
Oakdale
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• October 15
2012 BBCC Golf Skill Challenge Classic
Sumpwams Creek Golf Course,
Babylon Village
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• October 20
Ryde For Hope
Cycle Evolution
East Islip
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• October 27
4th Annual Cut-A-Thon
Top Cuts
Bethpage
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There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure.

Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure are selling pink ribbon merchandise and it’s a twofer — retail therapy and donating to a cause that affects millions.

You can also support breast cancer research by affixing a special stamp to your mail. The U.S. Postal Service has been selling a stamp commemorating breast cancer awareness for the past 15 years. The agency has raised $75 million so far for research programs at the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.

The American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is organized nationwide and so far more than 8 million people have walked for this cause and raised about $460 million.

And you can join people from four continents in a Race for the Cure event organized by Susan G. Komen For The Cure, or an Avon Walk For Breast Cancer event organized by the Avon Foundation for Women.

TELL US: Is there a special event you participate in to support breast cancer research? Share your stories and thoughts with us by adding them to the comments sections of this article.

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