Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10 Oct

Here’s a shout out for the Pink Out in Canandaigua  this week.   It was the 5th Annual event for the Girls Varsity Soccer Team and true to its name, pink was everywhere from the lines on the soccer field, to the soccer ball, to soccer socks to the sea of pink t-shirts fans bought as a donation to Breast Cancer Research.  At half time the crowd learned  that one of the 4 year varsity players on the Canandaigua team has been valiantly facing her own battle with brain cancer; truly an inspiration on the sidelines with her beautiful pink hat!   To truly experience this event is to realize how simple it is to do something.

During the month of October, we are seeing a sea of pink everywhere, including the National Football league.  It’s not that the world doesn’t care about Breast Cancer the other 11 months out of the year, or about any other cancer for that matter.   Breast Cancer Awareness month is what happens when people organize and believe that focused effort and awareness is important.  Every 19 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer.  This year over 225,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed.   Look no further than your own backyard.  Someone you know, or someone they know has been affected by this disease.

So what can you do?  There are so many ways to help and you don’t have to be an all star athlete!  You just need to grab a friend and show up!  The next two weeks are filled with potential adventure:

 

Panera goes Pink

Yes!  Just eat a pink ribbon bagel during the month of October and you will be helping in the fight against breast cancer. (Didn’t know it was that easy, did you?)

 

During the Month of October
10 cents for every pink ribbon bagel sold will benefit the Coalition
Participating Locations:
Webster, Henrietta, Penfield, Greece, Gates, Brighton & Fairport

 

Saturday, October 11

Windjammers Breast Bowl at Dewey Gardens

1-5pm
Dewey Garden Lanes
Proceeds to benefit the Coalition.
For details call 585-663-9691.

Legacy Goes Pink Open House

2 – 3:30pm
All 8 locations!
Featuring musical entertainment,
a walk-a-thon, live auction and more!
Call 585-218-9000 for more information. Reservations are appreciated.

Sunday October 12

Towpath Bike 4th Annual Breast Cancer Ride and Run

Mendon Ponds Park- Events starting at 8:00 am and there’s lots of choices!  Bike, ride or walk different distances.

Flip for Cancer at Cross Fit in Fairport

Yes, you can flip for cancer, flip tires that is!  So many are so strong in fighting this battle, and this event is truly a showing of physical strength.

October 19th:  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Over 300 communities nationwide will participate in this event as well as many local high school sports team.  It won’t just be a sea of pink, it will be an ocean and waves of fun at Frontier Field.

Laura’s Gifts:  Courage 5k Run/Walk

If you are looking for a smaller venue, or a little longer distance, this event is held at YMCA Camp Northpoint in loving memory of Laura Gioseffi Frasier and it raises money to help families undergoing breast cancer  treatment during the holiday season.

It’s October and much awareness with be created in the battle against Breast Cancer.  But hopefully, it will remind all of us that when we come together as a community for any cause we can accomplish so much as we draw strength and inspiration for each other.   We’re proud to call Rochester our home.  If we can assist you in any way as your real estate and community resource, contact us today.