October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fundraising, social and educational events across the state

by QNotes Staff  Staff Reports  editor@goqnotes.com
Published: September 27, 2013 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, the Charlotte Fire Department unveiled “The Pink Lady,” a reserve engine repainted pink just in time for the many events that promote breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer has touched the lives of many within the Charlotte community as well as members of the Charlotte Fire Department. The department says the truck is a way of showing solidarity and support for all those who have either directly or indirectly been affected by the disease. “The Pink Lady” made its official debut at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Oct. 1, 2011, and can still be seen at many events throughout the city.  Photo Credit: Charlotte Fire Department

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, the Charlotte Fire Department unveiled “The Pink Lady,” a reserve engine repainted pink just in time for the many events that promote breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer has touched the lives of many within the Charlotte community as well as members of the Charlotte Fire Department. The department says the truck is a way of showing solidarity and support for all those who have either directly or indirectly been affected by the disease. “The Pink Lady” made its official debut at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Oct. 1, 2011, and can still be seen at many events throughout the city.
Photo Credit: Charlotte Fire Department

Komen Race for the Cure
Oct. 5 :: Charlotte
Festivities begin at 6 a.m., with the timed race starting at 7:15 a.m. and the recreational walk/run at 7:50 a.m. All activities at Marshall Park. Register at komencharlotte.org.

PinkFest
Oct. 6 :: Raleigh
Annual survivor celebration hosted at the Renaissance Raleigh Hotel in North Hills, 2-5 p.m. Pampering with mini spa treatments like massages, manicures and hair and makeup consultations. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $20 for survivors. komennctc.org.

Trunk Show
Oct. 11-12 :: Charlotte
Diamonds Direct SouthPark hosts a trunk show and sale featuring designer Jack Kelege. 5-7 p.m.

Celebrate The Ta Tas
Oct. 24 :: Charlotte
The Charlotte chapter of Hadassah, the largest women’s volunteer organization in the world, hosts its second annual “Celebrate The Ta Tas” party with unique art, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, guest speakers, cash bar. Mint Museum, 500 S. Tryon St. 6:30 p.m. $36. celebratethetataszvents.eventbrite.com.

Fit for the Cure
Month-long :: Statewide

Wacoal will host Fit for the Cure events to help women across the country find their perfect fit. For every woman fitted at an event Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen. No purchase is necessary. Wacoal will also donate $2 to Komen for every Wacoal bra or shapewear item or b.tempt’d bra purchased at these events. Visit FitfortheCure.com for more information.

Individual events listed below.

• Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Belk, 254 N. New Hope Rd., Gastonia.
• Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dillards at Westfield Independence Mall, 3500 Oleander Dr., Wilmington.
• Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Belk, 2115 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 600, Monroe.
• Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dillards, 4400 Sharon Rd., Charlotte.
• Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dillards, 7535 Northlake Mall Dr., Charlotte.
• Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Dillards, 11041 Carolina Place Pkwy., Charlotte.
• Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dillards at Triangle Town Center, 3501 Sumner Blvd., Raleigh.
• Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dillards at Cary Towne Center, 1105 Walnut St., Cary.