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Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness in Barrow County

Here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Barrow County and Georgia.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop or attend events there are different ways to support the cause. Check out the info below for opportunities to go pink in Barrow County and beyond. 

Participate in the event  a two-hour Zumba party at Bethlehem First United Methodist Church, where your $10 donation goes to benefit breast cancer research. 

Say "Think Pink" at Elani Fine Jewelry where you can spend $100 on Chamilia products and receive  pink ribbon with the purchase. Every year, 10 percent of all sales from the Chamilia Pink Ribbon bead goes to fight breast cancer in our communities.

Take advantage of the October 2012 Pink Ribbon Special at Barrow Regional Medical Center's Women's Pavilion and pay only $75 for a mammogram screen. Doctors orders are required when scheduling an appointment. For more details, click here

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.

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

Research centers such as 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.

Hosting a local event to raise awareness of breast cancer? Post the event in the Barrow Patch community calendar

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Fed UP!!!!! October 18, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Instead of buying everything PINK, why not contribute that money to a small orgainization that actually spends a larger percentage of money on actual research and not advertising. You spend $10 on a PINK bracelet, $20 on a t-shirt, $5 on cup, etc. but what percentage of that actually goes to the "cause"? Statistics anyone?????? Good luck finding actual statistics on some of the "organization/foundations" web-sites.

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