We All Wear the Ribbon

Breast Cancer Awareness month events for everyone

Just about everyone knows someone who’s had it. Maybe it’s that nice teacher you had in middle school. Maybe your friend from college, or a friend of the family. Or maybe it’s someone in your family -- mom, aunt, sister, grandmother. They’re far from alone; there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. In homage to these women, we wear the pale pink ribbon. To raise funds for a cure, you can show support at a variety of Breast Cancer Awareness month events throughout the October.

The second annual Shades of Pink event takes place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Grove Isle Resort and Spa (4 Grove Island Dr., Coconut Grove). There’ll be live painting by Kiki Valdez, flame throwers, and a fashion show to support the Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation. Tickets cost $25 in advance if purchased online at www.shadesofpink07.eventbrite.com, or $35 at the door. Fashionistas, be ready to shop till you drop at the annual Key to the Cure event at Saks Fifth Avenue (9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour). The national shopping weekend will last through October 21, and a percentage of all sales will benefit the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Society. The kickoff party is this evening from 6:00 to 9:00, and for $30, patrons can enjoy complimentary Grey Goose cocktails and culinary tastings by Social Miami, China Grill, Tuscan Steak, Table 8, and other fine local restaurants. Call 305-243-2378, or visit www.saks.com for details. Athletic types should save their strength for this Saturday, October 20, when the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure begins at 7:30 a.m. at Bayfront Park (301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). Call 305-666-7223, or visit www.komenmiaftl.org for registration details.
Thu., Oct. 18; Fri., Oct. 19; Sat., Oct. 20; Sun., Oct. 21, 2007

 
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