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Think Pink: Raising Breast Cancer Awareness in Cumming and Forsyth

From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Cumming, Forsyth County and throughout Georgia.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Cumming and Forsyth County, and beyond:

This weekend it's the 'Atlanta 2-Day Walk' for breast cancer kicking off at the Hard Rock Cafe located at 215 Peachtree Street. The walk begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 through 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.

There are 785 registered walkers, 200 crew members and over 100 volunteers participating in the 10th anniversary walk, raising more than $750,000 in individual donations for breast cancer programs dedicated to serving Georgia communities.

For more information visit on the walk visit this website.

Also during October, Forsyth County residents can support breast cancer research by taking in a free work out this month at Bounce Athletic Club located at 6120 Georgia Highway 400 in Cumming. On Saturday, Oct. 12 the club will also be offering the following classes:

  • Turbo Kick with Jen: 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Iron bod Interval with Patricia: 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
  • Zumba with Jennifer and Maggie: 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Spin outside with Sheree: 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

While these classes are free to visitors, Bounce is asking for donations to the Susan. G. Komen for the Cure.

RBM of Atlanta North spends the whole month donating money to Susan. G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta through the sale of cars. The auto dealership on McFarland Road will donate 100 percent of the proceeds of sales of pink-themed cars and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all Mercedes Benz and Smart cars during October.

Jeff Mason Advertising & Design in Cumming is offering 15 percent off all services for the month of October with an additional 5 percent going to the Cars for the Cure Atlanta. The design firm did the logo design, branding and web design for Cars for the Cure.

In addition, Georgia residents will be participating in the Pink Ribbons program in Atlanta, GA, is organizing its annual fashion show and luncheon. The event is a great way to discover what’s in style this season and to raise money for breast cancer awareness. This event also features a fashion show where breast cancer survivors strut down the runway.

Also, the North Georgia Premium Outlets (about 13 miles north of Cumming) will give 25 percent off one item from select stores when customers visit the information center and donate $10.

There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure.

Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure are selling pink ribbon merchandise and it’s a twofer — retail therapy and donating to a cause that affects millions.

You can also support breast cancer research by affixing a special stamp to your mail. The U.S. Postal Service has been selling a stamp commemorating breast cancer awareness for the past 15 years. The agency has raised $75 million so far for research programs at the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.

The American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is organized nationwide and so far more than 8 million people have walked for this cause and raised about $460 million.

And you can join people from four continents in a Race for the Cure event organized by Susan G. Komen For The Cure, or an Avon Walk For Breast Cancer event organized by the Avon Foundation for Women.

TELL US: Is there a special event you participate in to support breast cancer research? Share your stories and thoughts with us by adding them to the comments sections of this article. Also, be sure to add photos of you and your friends supporting the cause to the photo gallery above.

Bill Winslow October 07, 2012 at 02:30 PM
RBM Mercedes North on MacFarland Parkway is supporting the cause. The showroom is draped in Pink. Some of the Smart Cars are even pink ! They are donating some of the vehicle profits to Susan G, Komen Foundation. There is a donation kiosk and Pink is everywhere, go visit !
Torri Westmoreland October 09, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Thanks for sharing Liz & Bill...we're so excited about Cars for the Cure. In fact, we (In-Depth Wraps) wrapped those pink Smart cars! ;)

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