October is breast cancer awareness month, and Westchester businesses are sure to bring light to the cause. Throughout the month, there will be several events and offers to take advantage of that will raise awareness and contribute to the cause.
Making Strides of Westchester is an event that unites over 300 communities in an effort to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer. The walk, which takes place on Sunday, October 18, at 9:30 am, is one of the largest networks of breast cancer awareness events in the United States, and is a noncompetitive three-to-five mile circuit. By donating or volunteering, you are helping the American Cancer Society provide free comprehensive information and support for breast cancer survivors as well as fund breast cancer research.
On October 11, Shear Pleasure Hair Design in New Rochelle will host its first Cut-for-the-Cure event. From 10 am to 3 pm the salon will offer $25 hair cuts with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Light refreshments will be offered and guests can also purchase a raffle ticket to try to win a gift basket. Salon owner Barbara Nunziato is “proud to join with our customers to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and prevention.”
The International Beer Festival will take place at Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck from noon to 5 pm on October 3. A wide variety of beer, food, and bands will be featured at the event. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
Salon 228, located in Chappaqua, is starting its “Pink Hair For Hope” campaign. They will be offering pink hair extensions throughout the month of October for $10, where all proceeds will go to a breast cancer donation center.
Wacoal will host a “Fit for the Cure” event at Lord & Taylor Westchester/Vernon Kills in Scarsdale from 11 am to 5 pm on October 9. At the event, for every woman who is fitted for a bra or shapewear item, Wacoal will donate $2 to the Susan G. Komen fund. Wacoal will donate an additional $2 for every bra or shapewear item purchased.