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Westchester County comes together in October to support breast cancer awareness. Here’s how to get involved in the community.

October is breast cancer awareness month and, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women in the United States develops breast cancer in her lifetime. It’s crucial for people to be educated and aware of the symptoms and impact breast cancer has on individuals and their families. Breast cancer death rates declined 40% from 1989 to 2016 among women, which is attributed to improvements in early detection, according to the American Cancer Society. We’ve compiled a list of events, fundraisers, and promotions to help you get involved and support breast cancer awareness this month.

Making Strides Westchester

October 16, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Manhattanville College, Purchase

This weekend is The American Cancer Society’s 29th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Westchester, presented by Houlihan Lawrence. Walking for a cure is a great way to gather a group of friends and family to show your support. Head over to Manhattanville College this Sunday to walk 3.6 miles around the scenic Manhattanville College campus. There will be survivor and caregiver recognition.

Winged Women Series Exhibition

October 1-31
Clay Art Center, Port Chester

Artist Susan Wortman will present 50 pieces of her Winged Women series, which she began crafting after her breast cancer diagnosis. Creating the Winged Women, which are handmade from paper clay, is Wortman’s way of healing from cancer and adjusting to her physical changes. She views each Winged Women as a brave warrior and messenger of strength, health, and hope. This exhibition can be viewed at the Clay Art Center Gallery or online. A total of 50% from the sale of each sculpture will be donated to the Cancer Support Team, Westchester.

 

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Greca Mediterranean Kitchen

October
189 Main St, White Plains

Join Greca in drinking for a cure this October. Frankie Rodriguez, the restaurant’s beverage director, created a “Drink for the Cure” cocktail made with tsipouro, hibiscus, mountain tea vanilla syrup, lemon juice, and egg whites. All through October, if you order this drink, 100% of the proceeds will go to breast cancer research.

Angelina’s Ristorante & Estee Lauder Breast Cancer Benefit

October 25
97 Lake Ave, Tuckahoe

This month, The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. and Angelina’s Ristorante & Brick Oven Pizza are coming together to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. On October 25, anytime after 4 p.m., 10% of all sales will be donated, along with 100% of all raffle proceeds.

J.McLaughlin

629 Old Post Rd, Bedford

J.McLaughlin is partnering with Breastcancer.org this October to help support breast cancer awareness month. They will be donating 10% of proceeds from their limited-edition pink Gemma Scarf to Breastcancer.org. On October 15, 10% of all proceeds from online and in-store sales will be donated to the organization.

 

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Simon Malls Shop, Support & Save

Who doesn’t love a discount (especially after making a considerate donation)? Shoppers who make a $10 donation to Komen will receive a digital discount pass that can be used at participating retailers.

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Farida Studio

445 Hamilton Ave, White Plains

This local skin care clinic will be donating 10% of its October revenue to the White Plains Hospital Cancer Research foundation.

 

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Conversation With Breast Specialists Webinar

October 19

St. Johns Riverside Hospital is holding a webinar to talk about and inform participants about breast cancer. Both Maureen McEvoy, MD, a breast surgeon and Laura Graafland, Clinical NP, a breast nurse practitioner will be on the webinar to guide the conversation. Register for the webinar here.

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