October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and there are so many events, fundraisers, and more going on around Chicago. Keep reading for all the info on how to support breast cancer awareness.
Participate in the “Get Your Pink On” event
Head to the GCYC Track to walk, run, or dance for Breast Cancer Awareness. Taking place on Saturday, October 15, the second annual event goes from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and will include health resources, exercise, self care stations, live entertainment and more. Address: 7200 S Ingleside Ave, Chicago, IL 60619
The Chicago Wolves have their Stick it to Breast Cancer campaign
The Wolves are going pink as part of the Stick it to Breast Cancer campaign.
Wear pink to the October 21st and 29th games to show your support with proceeds benefiting Chicago Wolves charities and A Silver Lining Foundation. Attendees can honor a breast cancer survivor by donating $175– AKA the cost of a mammogram for someone who can’t afford one. This donation ensures 2 free tickets to the October 29th game where you can get a personalized hockey stick used during the game, complete with a message and a chance to take photos with the chosen player. Address: 6920 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
Support at Cocktails for the Cure
Tgin, an all-natural beauty company, is supporting breast cancer awareness this month by hosting a fundraiser on October 21, at The Old Post Office (433 W. Van Buren; Chicago, Il.) Tickets start at $75 for the event.
Through the Tgin Foundation, the company is able to help women get to and from their medical appointments. This year’s event, hosted by Audrina Bigos, will feature live music from DJ LMS, along with a panel, interactive events, a cocktail hour, and much more.As for the foundation, the goal this year is to raise $50,000 toward their mission to provide better access to breast health services through transportation expenses.
Garrett Popcorn Shop is partnering with organizations
The iconic popcorn shop is helping provide resources to breast cancer patients, survivors, and families by partnering with organizations like the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Pink Fund, and more. They recently showed up to the Sista Strut event with popcorn in hand to support the organization that “recognizes the strength of survivors” and helps educate the community about “issues of breast cancer in women of color.” They’ll continue to help provide resources in and out of Chicago.
Attend the Making Strides walk on October 15th
The American Cancer Society is holding its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 15. The 5k walk, which starts at 8 AM, will take place at Soldier Field (1410 Special Olympics Drive). Learn more about the event and register to walk here.
A few local restaurants are donating a portion of proceeds on featured items.
Support breast cancer research at any of these local eateries.
- The Lodge Tavern is donating 100% of the proceeds from their branded pink baseball caps to The Silver Lining Foundation. Address: 21 W. Division St.
- Logan Square staple The Owl is donating $1 from every Hopewell beer sold in October to Susan G. Komen. Address: 2521 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
- Support Breast Cancer Awareness month at aliveOne by ordering a beer. Running for all of October, $1 from every Stone Brewing beer sold will be donated to Susan G. Komen. Address: 2683 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
- Rewired Pizza Café and Bar is donating $2 from every Frozen Blood Orange Margarita sold in October to Bright Pink. Address: 1100 W Thorndale Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
- Easy Bar is donating $1 for every Rhinegeist Brewery beer sold to Susan G. Komen.
These restaurants donating to the Lynn Sage Foundation and Chicago’s In Good Taste Campaign:
- Red Door Tavern Group places like Cody’s Public House, The Graystone Tavern, and Rambler Kitchen + Tap are featuring a Drink Pink menu this month and will be donating 50% of proceeds from every pink cocktail.
- The Goddess and Grocer now offer “Boobies For A Cause Cupcakes” for the month of October to help raise awarness and funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The cute cupcakes are available at all locations– from Fulton Market to O’Hare Terminal 5. Pick up a two-pack of cupcakes for $5 as $2 from each sale will be donated to the Lynn Sage Foundation. There are also locations in Bucktown, River North, and Gold Coast.
- Participating in the “Hops for Hope” campaign with Boston Beer Co, City Works is donating $1 per Angry Orchard Crisp and Boston Lager sold from Oct. 1-31 to the Lynn Sage Foundation. Address: 929 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
- Oda Mediterranean in Andersonville has a pink hummus on the menu, with $2 from every hummus sold going to the foundation.
- Estelle’s and Central Park Bar are both donating $1 of every featured drink to the foundation.
- Matcha Cita in the West Loop and River North are donating 20% of sales from their Pink Señorita drink.
- Bar Roma in Andersonville (5101 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640) and Le Sud Mediterranean Kitchen in Roscoe Village (2301 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618) are both featuring pink cocktails this month– with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the breast cancer initiative that raises money for research by partnering with local restaurants, donating proceeds of featured menu items. Bar Roma has their ‘Thyme Off’ drink, featuring housemade thyme, pomegranate, and prosecco, while Le Sud’s is featuring a ‘Pretty In Pink’ martini with earl grey tea, plum brandy, lemonade, Bailey’s, and egg white. Head to the website to source other Chicago favorites supporting breast cancer research.
Chicago shows its support by going pink this month
Every October, over 250 Chicago buildings and landmarks will be illuminated in a vibrant bright pink and will fly breast cancer awareness flags as part of Lynn Sage’s annual “Light the Way to Find a Cure” campaign. This campaign is all about reminding Chicago locals how important it is to schedule mammograms and do self-exams.