By Erica Greenfield
October has arrived and it’s ushering in cooler temperatures (It’s still 80 degrees outside, but we’ll take it!), Miami Heat preseason games, pumpkin-spiced lattes and of course, all pink everything. Yes, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Magic City is thinking pink.
As the second leading cause of death of women in the United States, breast cancer touches us all. Whether it’s a family member, friend or acquaintance, this terrible disease has undoubtedly affected the life of someone you may know or love. This is why Breast Cancer Awareness Month is so important not only to raise money for a cure, but also to raise awareness and educate women on early detection.
Throughout the month, local businesses will join the cause by hosting fundraising and awareness events throughout the city. If you want to help fight the good fight while having fun for a good cause, here’s our list of Miami’s upcoming Breast Cancer
BLEAU GOES PINK—The Fountainbleau is going pink for awareness. Not only will this iconic resort light up pink for the month of October, but they will also provide special dining, spa services and retail offers as part of their initiative to fight breast cancer. All contributions on select offerings will be made to Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit their website.
FLYWHEEL’S PINK RIDE NATIONWIDE— Get your spin shoes ready because on October 18, Flywheel and SELF magazine are joining 10 studios nationwide to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. $10 from each ‘SELF Pink Ride” ticket sold from October 5 to October 18 will be donated to the American Cancer Society® and Bright Pink®. You’ll also receive a 1-year subscription to SELF magazine. It’s the perfect way to get fit for a good cause. For more information, visit http://www.flywheelsports.com/selfpinkride.
TACOS, TEQUILA & TATAS TUESDAYS—Rocco’s Tacos is teaming up with Susan G. Komen South Florida to bring back their annual fundraiser for local hospitals and organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for women in the community. On “Tacos & Tatas Tuesdays,” customers can chow down on all-you-can-eat tacos for only $14.99 per person. The special also includes $5 tequila drinks, $15 margarita pitchers, $3 Mexican beers, and $6 Tito’s vodka drinks. If you’re lucky, you might even catch Rocco Mangel and his famous pink shoes pouring out free tequila shots! If you’re feeling extra generous, donate $25 and receive a free bottle of tequila! For more information visit http://www.roccostacos.com/ .
MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER MIAMI-DADE—Celebrate survivors while raising funds to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to end breast cancer on October 11 at Marlins Park. Join the millions who participate in this inspirational 5K walk and help end the fight against breast cancer. This event starts at 9 am. For more information, visit http://www.cancer.org/.
SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE®—Lace up those running shoes and come out to Bayfront Park on October 18 for the 19th Fort Lauderdale. Registration costs range from $35 for walkers and $45 for timed runners. For more information, visit http://www.komenmiaftl.org/.
Take the time to stand up to breast cancer and have some fun while doing it. See you there!