Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Events in South Florida

Call to help save lives turns pink this month


MIAMI – During Breast Cancer Awareness Month  businesses looking to benefit from pink ribbon marketing connect with organizations in need of funding.

This provides consumers with a charitable option. But experts warn there are events that benefit the companies more than the nonprofit organizations, so benefactors should beware of the secrecy behind the "portion of the proceeds" statement.

These are some of the events benefiting established organizations in South Florida: 


Wednesday, Oct. 12 | Florida Breast Cancer Foundation benefit:  The Whiskey Creek Bender begins at 6 p.m.  near the Dania Beach Pier, 100 N. Beach Rd. The entry fee is $10. For more information, call 954-839-0033.

Saturday, Oct. 15 | Susan G. Komen benefit: The Race for the Cure site opens at 6 a.m., 301 Biscayne Blvd., at Bayfront Park, in downtown Miami. For more information, call 855-867-0431 or e-mail: race@komenmiaftl.org.

Saturday, Oct. 22 Florida Breast Cancer Foundation benefit: The Quantum Ride will be held at National Marine Headquarters, 2800 SW 2nd Ave., in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-7641-0975.

Saturday, Oct. 29 | Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event raises funds for The American Cancer Society at 7 a.m., at the Marlins Park, 501 NW 16th Ave., in Miami's Little Havana. For more information, visit the event's site


Month of October | Florida Breast Cancer Foundation benefit: The bars at the Cellar Club, Fontana, Cascade and the 19th Hole at The Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., in Coral Gables, will be serving the Raspberry Pisco Sour, $15. A portion of the proceeds (it's not public how much) will be donated to the foundation. 


Thursday, Oct. 13: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine benefit: The Cancer Link's Rumble in the Jungle event includes a reception at 10 a.m., and a Julian Chang fashion show. For more information about how to support this annual event, call 305-243-9088.


Friday, Oct. 28 | Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser:  Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer employees organized the event at Palmetto Golf Course, 9300 SW 152nd St., Miami.  For more information, call Damarys Isler at 786-552-8745.


Friday, Oct. 14 Florida Breast Cancer Foundation benefit: La Vie Miami fundraiser is from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Coral Gables Woman's Club, 1009 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd. Tickets are $25 per person and $45 for two. For more information, call 305-448-7080.

Thursday, Oct. 20 Susan G. Komen Foundation benefit: The Wacoal's Fit For The Cure will be donating $2 for every bra fitting at the Macy's at Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd.


Month of October Florida Breast Cancer Foundation benefit: The Biltmore Spa, 1200 Anastasia Ave., in Coral Gables, included The Inner Peace Massage. The therapist will use a blend of rose, frankincense and cardamom.  The cost of the service is $129 for 50 minutes. The $169 service for 70 minutes includes a stone back massage.  A portion of the proceeds (it's not public how much) will be donated to the foundation.


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