October marks the arrival of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in San Diego. This year, San Diegans can participate in fitness and fashion events, listen to music, or sip some vino to show their support and create awareness for breast cancer in San Diego County.
For the Fitness Enthusiast
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer San Diego will hold its 10th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Octover 21st. Last year 19,000 walkers participated. Visit the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer San Diego website for more information.
San Diegans can get their row on at the 6th Annual Row for the Cure in San Diego benefiting the Susan G. Komen - San Diego Affiliate, October 28th. Rowers and kayakers of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate. Visit the Row For the Cure website to sign up.
Komen San Diego Race for the Cure 5K Run/Walk is San Diego county's largest race, taking place November 4th. This year's goal is to raise $600,000! For race, pledge and volunteer information, visit the Susan G. Komen For The Cure San Diego website.
Sometimes one day of philanthropy isn't enough. San Diego will be one of twelve cities hosting the 2007 Breast Cancer 3-Day, November 9th to 11th. Participants will walk a total of 60 miles over the course of three days; beginning at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and ending at Petco Park in Downtown San Diego. Whew! For information on this once in a lifetime experience, visit the 2007 Breast Cancer 3-Day website.
For the Fashion Aficionado
Every girl loves a cute pair of jeans, and every girl would love them even more if she knew they were for a great cause. This October, Daniella Clarke, founder and owner of the fashion denim company, Frankie B., will debut a limited-edition pair of jeans called HER2 "Genes" (the HER2-positive gene is an aggressive form of breast cancer). For each HER2 "Genes" sold from September through November on FRANKIE B.com, Frankie B. will donate $107 to Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization. Score yourself a pair by visiting Her2Genes.com.
San Diego Chargers fans can also show their support by wearing a special pink Chargers hat embossed with an embroidered lighting bold and a symbolic pink ribbon. The Chargers will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The hats are available online at the San Diego Chargers Official Online Pro Shop.
For the Music Buff
San Diegans, bob your heads! The Long Beach world-funk band, Delta Nove, will be performing at the Belly Up Tavern in Del Mar, October 12th to benefit the Keep-A-Breast-Foundation, a non-profit organization that uses one-of-a-kind art to raise funding and create awareness about breast cancer. Keep-A-Breast-Foundation will also sponsor a raffle and an auction.
For the Funky Diver
Forget Underwater Basket-Weaving (what is that, anyway?) -- Ocean Enterprises in Clairemont is hosting its 28th Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving competition on October 13th, at La Jolla Shores. Seriously! Though the underwater portion of the event is only open to certified divers, Ocean Enterprises is also holding a dry-land contest. Entry is $20, with all proceeds going to breast cancer research. Make sure to bring your own pumpkin and carving tools.
For the Grape Lover
Looking for an excuse to get a buzz? Tango Wine Company, located in Little Italy, and Susan G. Komen have joined forces for wine-tasting fundraisers. Participants can indulge in wine and cheese while raising money for their San Diego breast cancer organizations. Fundraisers are held monthly. Check out Tango Wine Company's calendar for upcoming event. Cheers!
To learn more about breast cancer prevention, visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation or BreastCancer.org.