October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign that takes charge in spreading knowledge about the disease and raising research funds to further prevent the cause.
If you’re looking for the best ways to get involved in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are plenty. The enthusiasm is felt a little differently throughout each city. Celebrate survivors, but also be there for all of your family, friends, and other loved ones that could use the funds. Detroit supports people and their battle by uniting the community in action. Not to mention, this is a great time to get more fit with the family!
Detroitisit rounded up a list of engaging activities and other Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2023 events in Detroit this October. Sometimes involvement looks like everyone at Comerica Park decked out in pink in support of breast health awareness during the summer.
MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER OF DETROIT
Date & Time: Saturday, Oct. 7 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Next up on this list of how you and the rest of Detroit can get involved this Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2023 is to first know that The American Cancer Society named Jacqueline Howard as the walk chair of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Detroit presented by Chevrolet. Howard is head of Money Wellness at Ally in Detroit and a loving mother of two that has had her share of breast cancer treatment as a 12-year breast cancer survivor. Her title was crowned in August. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. Join an empowering experience that consists of a walk & other activities. The funds go toward helping breast cancer survivors, caregivers, supporters, and their families. Click HERE to register for this free event.
Location: Hart Plaza
SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE 5K IN DETROIT
Date & Time: Sunday, Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Race for the cure and raise money for the cure! The Komen Michigan Race for the Cure is coming to Detroit’s own Belle Isle this October. This 5K raises money for education and resources to help there be more women warriors on our planet. The fundraiser will also include the following unique activities for all age ranges like John D. Dingell Survivor Cafe in Hope Village, the “survivor trolley” to help the race be more accessible for the ones that are still battling and/or recovering, Komen Kidz Zone, and a “We Remember Tent” to honor and reflect on loved ones past. The race’s “ONE” community invites everyONE in the human race to feel connected. Click HERE to register and learn more
Location: Belle Isle (Detroit at 99 Pleasure Dr)
PINK OUT AT THE PARK
Next up on this list of ways Detroit gets involved in Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2023 and beyond. The annual “Pink Out at The Park typically kicks off the summer months in Detroit with a classic Tigers’ baseball game and a growling show of humanity in honor of the fight against breast cancer. Not to mention, the timing in May is to pay tribute to moms for Mother’s Day celebration. The Detroit Tigers Pink Out Game is a memorable way for the Detroit community to honor Breast cancer survivors at Comerica Park. During the past May 2023 event, the first 15,000 fans received a “Pink out the Park” pullover. Previous games have been known to have pink bats autographed by Tigers players. Click HERE to learn more.
PINK OCTOBER BREAST CANCER SIP AND SHOP
Date & Time: Sat Oct 14, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
If you’re not up for walking, then you can stop by to join the relaxed “sip and shop” where there’ll be Artisans/Vendors in lieu of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ways to get involved in raising breast cancer awareness can still be fun and regular things you enjoy while making a difference. The Detroit community is coming together strong to welcome all Breast Cancer Survivors. For extra support, everyone is invited to wear pink. Show your support by showing up and then shop and socialize. Click HERE to book your free tickets.
Location: ArtBlock, 1411 Holden Street, Detroit
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