About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. So odds are, you know someone who's been affected or afflicted. In addition to the lovely reds, oranges and yellows of the changing leaves leaves this season, you're also bound to be seeing a lot of pink since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Here are some of our favorite events and products contributing to the cause:
Panera Pink Ribbon Bagels: Available throughout the month at participating Panera bakery-cafes, these ribbon-shaped bagels are a sweet morning treat made with cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar. Part of the proceeds from the sale of these bagels go towards breast cancer charities.
Josie Natori: Natori will be donating $1 to BCRF every time someone downloads
the FREE Bra Finder App.
PUMA Project Pink: Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev helped celebrate Project Pink Day NYC at the Puma Store in Union Square on Sunday. PUMA has created a line of pink gear and wants you to choose the breast cancer charity that will receive the proceeds (Vote through October 7th). AND through October 18th, every time you tweet with hashtag #projectpink, PUMA will donate $1 to the winning charity, up to $25,000.
Hard Rock's Pinktober: Hard Rock heads into it's 12th year promoting Pinktober with parties, live music events and fundraisers during the month. Proceeds from Pinktober merch benefit organizations including The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and The Caron Keating Foundation.
Fashion Targets Breast Cancer: A charitable initiative created by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. First launched in 1994 during NY Fashion Week, the FTBC works with designers, models and celebs to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. Some of their current partners include Cambria Cove, Intermix, Nine West, Carlos Miele, Plaza Retail, Jurlique, Henri Bendel, and QVC.
Martina McBride: Light Up the Sky: The country star is turning the Empire State building pink as part of a benefit concert on October 14. She is partnering with the Stanford Women's Cancer Center to promote both her new album and breast cancer awareness. McBride's most recent single, "I'm Gonna Love You Through It," is based on a true story about Lily Isaacs, a breast cancer survivor.
Caribou Coffee: Wake up and put some hope in your cup from Caribou Coffee's 16-year-old Amy's Blend program -- created to honor of Amy Erickson, a beloved Caribou roastmaster who valiantly fought breast cancer. Ten percent of the sales from Amy's coffees, teas, tumblers and to go cups benefit the Susan G. Komen for a Cure.
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: A 39-mile walk over two days will take place in New York October 15-16 to raise research funds and awareness of breast cancer.
Susan G Komen Race For The Cure: These 5K races are for people of all ages and fitness levels. Since 1983, 1.6 million people have participated in 140 races on 4 continents. This month, races will take place in cities across the country from Fresno to Boston.
Solé On The Ocean's Pink Package: Guests who book the Pink Package during the month of October will receive a special rate on the hotel’s popular King Ocean View Room, a welcome Pink Martini in Alba Lounge as well as a bottle of Rosé Champagne and a pink M&Ms-styled amenity in-room upon arrival. This promotion benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate. Call 786.923.9300 for more info and booking.