October is breast cancer awareness month. Several local organizations are holding fundraisers and other events to raise awareness about breast cancer and its impact on women, and men, diagnosed with breast cancer. Much of the money raised at these events supports critical breast cancer screenings and mammograms. Grab your pink – and your wallet – and help make a difference.
All Month: Central Texas Medical Center will provide 100 free mammograms during the month of October. For more details, contact (512) 392-1161.
Oct. 11: San Marcos High School PINK OUT; the Lady Rattlers volleyball team will offer free admission to the games that day for anyone who wears pink. Donations will also be accepted for Central Texas Medical Center’s breast cancer outreach and programs.
Oct. 12: Think Pink Fashion Show; San Marcos Premium Outlets will host a Think Pink Fashion Show from 6-8 p.m. The first 300 guests receive a free VIP gift bag. Light refreshments will be served. All month long, for each donation of $10 or more to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, shoppers will receive a 25% discount off one item at select stores. Premium Outlets will guarantee a donation of at least $100,000.
Oct. 17: Lone Star Circle of Life Tour; this is the San Marcos leg of the annual nine-day event organized by blood, marrow organ and tissue programs across Texas. The bike tour makes stops in eight cities, covering around 600 miles in Texas. Each day of the tour, the non-professional riders – most of whom have been touched by donations as a recipient, family member or donor – bike in honor of a Texan in need of a transplant or who has given the gift of life. Contact (210) 731-5513 for more information.
Oct. 17: Texas State Bra Night and Fashion Show; more than 15 Texas State University student organizations will take part in a special bra-decorating contest to help raise awareness for breast cancer. The decorated cancer bras will be modeled tastefully with jeans. The show will kick off with a reception at 6 p.m. that includes free food. The show starts at 7 p.m. in the Alkek Teaching Theater at Texas State University. Free admission for all Texas State students, faculty and staff. For more information, call Graciela Sandoval at (512) 245-9743.
Oct. 25: Texas State Women’s Volleyball “Dig Pink” game; Fans are asked to wear pink to the game. Proceeds from the event will benefit Central Texas Medical Center’s breast cancer programs.
Oct. 27: Seton Medical Center Hays’ annual Community Health Fair; visitors will find information on breast cancer awareness and breast health. They can also sign up for breast cancer screenings at later dates. The Seton Health fair is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Seton Medical Center Hays in Kyle.
Nov. 4: Pink Heals Rally; Bring the whole family out for food, fun and a parade, and stop by the pink fire truck to snap a photo and write a heartfelt message about how breast cancer has touched your own or a loved one’s life. Join the fun from 1-4 p.m. at San Marcos City Park. For more information, call (512) 738-0175.
Nov. 4: The 14th Annual Race for the Cure 5K in downtown Austin; the premiere run/walk in Austin to support funding for life saving breast cancer screenings and outreach programs by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Three-quarters of the money raised stays in Central Texas to help the more than 1,068 mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends, and even men who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone. For more information and to register, visit http://austin.info-komen.org