It's October, which means it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
There are plenty of ways you can get involved to support the cause.
Here are several of the biggest events in the area that offer a good time, help increase awareness and help benefit cancer initiatives.
Here’s how to make a difference this October:
WHEN: Oct. 1 - Nov. 4
WHERE: All Greater Dayton and Miami Valley Donatos Pizza Restaurants
DETAILS: Donatos Pizza is partnering with Cheryl’s Cookies to support our local Breast Cancer Foundation. All 17 Greater Dayton/Miami Valley area Donatos restaurants will be offering a buttercream frosted cookie, specially provided for Donatos by Cheryl’s Cookies, for $1.00 each to help raise funds to fight breast cancer. Donatos will donate 50 cents for every Cheryl’s buttercream frosted cookie sold.
INFO: Go to www.donatos.com for restaurant location details.
🎀Panera Pink Ribbon Bagel sales
WHEN: Oct. 1-31
WHERE: Panera Bread; various locations in Dayton
COST: $5.99 for a half dozen, $11.99 for a baker's dozen and $16.99 for a baker’s dozen plus two tubs of cream cheese. Preorder online at www.covelli.com/gopink.
DETAILS: A portion of the proceeds from these special ribbon-shaped bagel sales will benefit the Pink Ribbon Girls and Miami Valley Hospital Foundation.
🎀Making Strides of Springfield
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, registration – 8 a.m.; walk – 9 a.m.
WHERE: Springfield Regional Cancer Center, 148 W. North St., Springfield
COST: Register online at Making Strides of Springfield
DETAILS: Distance: 5K. Goal: $45,000.
🎀TuTu Many Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 5. Walk starts at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Riverfront Park, 3 N. Miami Ave., Miamisburg
COST: $25 Register online The Premier Group Tutu Many Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
INFO: Put on a tutu and join The Premier Group in the second annual 1.8 mile Breast Cancer Awareness Fun Walk honoring those who are currently fighting and those who have fought breast cancer.
All event proceeds benefit Pink Ribbon Girls.
🎀Paint the Town Pink 5K Run and Concert
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 11, 6-11 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Troy Public Square
COST: Register online here
DETAILS: A 5K timed run around downtown Troy followed by live music, family friendly activities, an obstacle course, a beer garden, food and raffles.
🎀Mix 107.7 and Premier Physician Network Concert for a Cure
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., Dayton
COST: Tickets are $30-50 and are on sale here
DETAILS: The concert features acoustic performances by Richard Marx, Rayne Johnson, Steven Puth, John K, Parachute and Stranger.
🎀Making Strides of Dayton
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19. Registration and rolling start 8:30-10:30 a.m. Program begins at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Fifth Third Field, 220 N. Patterson Blvd., Dayton
COST: Register online at Making Strides of Dayton.
INFO: This year’s goal is to raise $275,000.
Making Strides is a non-competitive 5K walk that brings the community together to make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer.
The event raises money to fund innovative research, provides free information and support, and offers information to help people reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it's most treatable.
🎀19th annual Ribbon of Hope Luncheon
WHEN: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8
WHERE: Great Hall at Sinclair Community College, 444 W. Third St., Dayton
COST: Ticket options begin at $75 (benefiting the Women’s Wellness Fund through the Kettering Medical Center Foundation). Register online at Kettering Health.
INFO: This year’s guest speaker is Shannon Miller, the most decorated Olympic gymnast in American History.
In 2011, Miller was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. She is now cancer free and advocates for early detection, awareness, research and survivorship.
🎀Making Strides of Greater Cincinnati
WHEN: Check in 8 a.m. and walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
WHERE: Yeatmans Cove, 705 E. Pete Rose Way
INFO: This year’s goal is to raise $475,000.
Join the noncompetitive, family-friendly 3.5 mile walk to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.
🎀Jeepin for a Cure
WHEN: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30
WHERE: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, 10563 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg
INFO: Dayton Jeepin has organized a fundraiser for the Pink Ribbon Girls. A 50/50 raffle and giveaways will be part of the event. BJ’s will donate 20% of dinner bill to the organization. More information can be found on the Facebook page.
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