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Think Pink at These Breast Cancer Awareness Events



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 breast cancer, 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 powerful disease.



Miles of Hope Day  

Throughout the Hudson Valley
October 19, all day 

Throughout the Hudson Valley, county executives and school districts recognize and participate in Miles of Hope Day. Multiple fundraisers, such as donating $1 for each student in a school who wears pink, occur to raise money for the Miles of Hope Foundation, which funds breast cancer support, education, and outreach services. 


MidHudson Regional Hospital Community Breast Cancer Screenings 

Redl Center for Cancer Care, MidHudson Regional HospitalPoughkeepsie
October 25 9 a.m.–12 p.m., October 30 1–3 p.m. 

One of the biggest parts of raising breast cancer awareness is promoting breast cancer screenings, which is exactly what MidHudson Regional aims to do. For the two dates offered, free breast cancer screenings will be provided to everyone. Registration is required, so call 855.277.4482 to reserve yourself a spot. 



American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk: Westchester  

Manhattanville CollegeHarrison
October 21 9:30 a.m. 

The American Cancer Society holds annual walks around the country not only to bring awareness to breast cancer, 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 opens at 8 a.m., the opening ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m., and the walk steps off at 9:30 a.m. 


American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk: Albany  

Washington Park Parade Grounds, Albany
October 21 12 p.m. 

If you aren’t close enough to make it to the walk in Westchester, then head to the Albany walk. After the walk, join activities like Zumba, yoga, live music, food sampling tent, and more. Registration opens at 10 a.m., the opening ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m., and the walk steps off at 12 p.m. 


Free Breast Screening Day in Suffern 

Center for Breast Health at Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern
October 31, all day 

Good Samaritan Hospital offers an entire day of free breast cancer screenings to help raise breast cancer awareness for both insured and uninsured/underinsured women. To schedule an appointment, call 845.368.5816 or 855.277.4482. 


“Maintaining Hope and Focus through the Cancer” Workshop  

Herbert H. and Sofia P. Reuner Cancer Support House, Kingston
October 23 57 p.m. 

This workshop, sponsored by Westchester Medical Health Network, aims to provide women with tips about breast cancer screenings and healthy habits and inform them on how to manage breast cancer if it comes their way. RSVP to 845.339.2071 or oncology.support@hahv.org.

Related: Fox Business Anchor Raises Over $20,000 for Susan G. Komen 5K Walk

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