Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events Near Tolland

From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Tolland and Connecticut.

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 Tolland and beyond:

  • Breast Cancer Support Group in Stafford Springs
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Wreath Ceremony in Manchester

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. Also, be sure to add photos of you and your friends supporting the cause to the photo gallery above.



lisa thibodeau October 03, 2012 at 12:01 PM
I volunteer for the cancer society for the Look Good Feel Better program...it is truly amazing! It's a great way for women dealing with cancer to come to a non-judgement zone and sit for a couple of hours and listen and talk to others about their experiences and at the same time learn how to apply makeup and different ways to tie head wraps its all free and the best part is that each participant receives a donated bag of cosmetics from high end companies! It's a lot of fun and a great way for women to relax. I am there solely for support and love
Jayme Kunze October 03, 2012 at 08:16 PM
That sounds like an amazing program, Lisa. Where do they meet?


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