Fight Cancer All Year: Local Events Benefitting Breast Cancer Research
By Shannon Pulusan
The fight against breast cancer requires the combined efforts of every individual. We may not all be doctors caring for patients or lab researchers seeking a cure, but we are a community eager to maintain the health of our neighbors.
Beyond the month of October, there are a number of local events promoting breast cancer awareness. This year long effort encourages people of North Florida to participate in the mission against a serious disease. You may walk, run, or even bike marathons to generate research funds. There are also social gatherings that equally inspire the hope to overcome breast cancer.
Here is a list of local breast cancer events in North Florida:
- August 26, 2013, 7-8:30 pm: Breast Cancer Support Group at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville (takes place every following Monday at the same time & place)
- September 21, 2013, 8 am-5 pm: The Inaugural Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival at the Jacksonville Landing!
- October 12, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm.: 2013 Boobsapalooza at Lynch’s Irish Pub, at 514 First Street North in Jacksonville Beach, FL
- October 14, 2013: Lexus Champions for Charity Golf Event
- October 19, 2013: 2013 Komen North Florida Race for the Cure® at Metropolitan Park, 1410 Gator Bowl Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL
- October 16, 18-20, 2013: SenioRITAs at Sawgrass • Tuesday, October 1, 2013 5:30-7:00 pm: SenioRita Kickoff Party • Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:00 pm: Party and Auction at Sawgrass Country Club • Friday, October 18, 2013 8:30 am: First Round Play Begins at Sawgrass Country Club • Saturday, October 19, 2013 8:30 am: Play Continues • Sunday, October 20, 2013 8:30 am: Semi-Final & Final Matches
- Pink Ribbon Golf Classic • Wednesday, October 9, 2013 6:00 – 9:00 pm: Tee Off Cocktail Party • Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:30 am – 2:00 pm: WOMEN’S GOLF TOURNAMENT Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Ocean & Lagoon Courses • Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Underwood Jewelers 330 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach
- November 10, 2013: 5th Annual Bike 26.2 with Donna
- February 23, 2014, 7:30 am: The 26.2 with Donna Marathon Relay
- April 4-5-6, 2014: The RITA Championships
Mark your calendars and bring out your pink!