A Handful of Ways to Show Your Support for Breast Cancer Awareness This Month

Think Pink: Local opportunities to raise funds and awareness about breast cancer abound.

Cosmos for a Cause
Pier Five Hundred will host the annual Cosmos for a Cause on October 13 and 14. Add a brilliantly pink Cosmopolitan drink to your delicious meal for $5 this weekend, all to benefit breast cancer research. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Foundation. Open 11 a.m.–midnight. Pier Five Hundred,
500 First St., Hudson; 715.386.5504;

BCEA Annual Conference
Interested in finding out more about what is being done to stop breast cancer? The annual Breast Cancer Education Conference on October 7 features renowned experts and resources on the latest efforts in breast cancer research, nutrition, care and prevention. This year, segments from Dr. Carol Lange, Kelly Grosklags on survivorship issues and Dr. Stuart Bloom on triple-negative breast cancer, will be featured. $20–$650.
8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. TIES Conference Center

Free Breast Cancer Screenings

Nothing could be more important during breast cancer awareness month than remembering to be checked for breast cancer, especially for women older than 40. For the entire month of October, Sage Screening Programs are offering free breast cancer screening, including a clinical breast exam and mammogram. Sage Screening Programs are part of the Minnesota Department of Health and receive funds from the State of Minnesota and Susan G. Komen. Visit health.state.mn.us to find a nearby location.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Join the American Cancer Society on October 7 for the Making Strides of the Twin Cities walk. This family-friendly event gives everyone the chance to come together with survivors, caregivers and those from all walks of life to help save lives. Enjoy entertainment and an inspiring sense of community as you join the fight against breast cancer. 10 a.m. U.S. Bank Stadium

Fundraising Opportunities
If you can’t make it to any events, there are plenty of other ways to get involved with raising money for breast cancer research. Find a way to help that fits your lifestyle, whether it’s throwing a small party with friends, raising money yourself or planning a fundraiser; the Susan G. Komen website offers suggestions of event styles such as Dine Out for the Cure or Bowl for the Cure.