October is the prime month for apple and pumpkin picking, but it is also the month that highlights breast cancer, the second deadliest cancer in women. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with the disease, an event that occurs once every two minutes. This calls for a need to find a cure and to make early detection a priority. Attend one of these Hudson Valley events happening this October to help raise money for cure research and boost awareness about this women’s health issue.
Manhattanville College, Purchase
October 15, 9 a.m.
The American Cancer Society holds annual walks around the country not only to promote awareness, but also to raise money and honor those lost to the disease. Anyone interested can register to walk and raise money in teams, with a business/company, or individually. Registration is available online or via phone (800.227.2345, option 2). Check-in begins at 9 a.m., and the 3.6-mile walk kicks off at 9:45 a.m. There will be a ceremony recognizing caregivers and survivors before the walk starts.
Washington Park Parade Grounds, Albany
October 15, 10 a.m.
If you’re a northern Hudson Valley resident, head to this walk with the American Cancer Society. Beforehand, join activities like a puppy kissing booth, live music from Soul Session, breast cancer informationals, speeches, and recognition for caregivers and survivors. Registration opens at 10 a.m., and the 2.5k walk steps off at noon.
Woodbury Common, Woodbury
October 15, 7:30 a.m.
The Woodbury Common Premium Outlets are turning pink this October at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. A survivor and caregiver recognition ceremony kicks off the day before the crowd embarks on a 2.1 mile noncompetitive walk around the outlets. Family-friendly fun for all will conclude the day, and all funds raised will go towards research and free rides to chemo for patients in need.
Throughout the Hudson Valley
Join school districts, businesses, sports programs, and more throughout the Hudson Valley as they show their support for Miles of Hope and breast cancer survivors and fighters by hosting events to raise funds for research and treatments. Turn the Hudson Valley pink on October 20 by planning an event at your work or school and sharing the love on social media platforms to raise awareness.
Tuck’d Away Bar and Grille, Tuckahoe
October 21, 5-7 p.m.
Head to Yonkers to have a blast at the first annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser presented by Strong Mindz, Inc. at Tuck’d Away Bar and Grille. Funds from raffles and donations go towards research and treatments, while tickets include unlimited appetizers and drinks from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Strong Mindz, Inc. scholarship fund.