October brings a plethora of events across the city that urge Philadelphia residents to think pink and try to support the cause in every possible way. To help you, we’ve rounded up a few ways to get information and support Breast Cancer Awareness Month across town.
Self Care & Confidence
On Saturday, October 23rd, Lumos Yoga & Barre is offering one of its yoga classes with an additional incentive – a guided self-examination and breast information event. The donation-based course begins with a calming but empowering vinyasa flow course led by Lumos instructor Alyssa Martin, and the examination and information session will follow led by state-certified gynecologist Dr. Dana Shanis. This event is a BYO mat (or you can rent one through Lumos) and costs $ 5-20 in cash, with all proceeds going to benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer. You can register online for the course, which starts at 1 p.m. and takes place in the Lumos.
2001 Green Street, lumosyogaandbarre.com
October at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
According to a press release, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will be pink throughout the month of October in honor of Pinktober, the resort’s fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative. In addition to pink decor throughout the entertainment destination, guests can contribute by purchasing limited services at the Rock Spa Salon & Spa, specialty foods and drinks, and pink swag at the Hard Rock Store and Rock Shop. Additionally, Vice President of Entertainment and Marketing Services Michael Woodside participates in the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign to benefit the cause. Further information can be found on the Internet.
1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com
Ta Ta for Now fundraising campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer
With this event, Philadelphians can support a great cause while enjoying a unique and scenic experience. This sunset cruise runs from 5pm to 8pm on Saturday October 23rd and “dress to impress or come like Captain Jack Sparrow”. As the event description says: Invite friends and help support a good cause as we want to raise over $ 10,000 Breast Cancer.org. If you can’t make it, you can still support by donating, volunteering or simply promoting the event. General admission tickets are $ 85 each and any winnings or donations are made to their affiliates with them. passed on Breast Cancer.org. The cruise embarks from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and we depart around 5:15 p.m. Beer, wine, and food are included, and spirits are available at an additional cost.
101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd., benfranklinyacht.com
Tour de City Fitness
City Fitness partnered with the YSC Tour de Pink (the annual memorial bike tour) this month to raise both donations and breast cancer awareness. The donations they collect go to Young survival coalition (YSC), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping and educating young adults with breast cancer. For the Tour de City Fitness, Philadelphians can go to any of these City Fitness locations (East Market, Logan Square, and Fishtown) to participate on October 17th in a personal shift cycling course for members and non-members to support young adults affected by breast cancer. The tour runs from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., and fitness clubs are encouraged to provide donations for the event, with all proceeds going to benefit the YSC. Participants should also wear pink to support the cause. In addition to the three-club cycling event, City Fitness Philadelphia will also sell pink City Fitness shirts, and a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the pink shirts will go directly to the Young Survival Coalition for the duration of October. If you can’t make it this weekend, you can also do it online if you want to donate to the YSC. As stated in the notice, non-members of City Fitness are welcome but will be required to provide proof of vaccination for the event and will be asked to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to the event to sign a waiver, provide full proof of vaccination and set their bikes on . You can find out more and register online.
Multiple locations, cityfitnessphilly.com
Sistahs of NCNW Virtual Breast Cancer Walk
If you’d rather stay home and show your support, you can do so with the NCNW’s Sistahs Virtual Breast Cancer Walk, but there is also a way to still be there in person. The official website says: You can safely walk with us as we walk 3 miles across the Ben Franklin Bridge this Saturday October 16th. We will strictly adhere to the CDC guidelines for outdoor recreational activities. A pink face mask is given to hikers who choose to take the 3-mile walk across the Ben Franklin Bridge. Walk registration starts at 9 a.m. Event sweatshirts that have been purchased can be picked up when registering and, in order to stay socially distant, all walkers are assigned a start time. Costs go up to $ 35 and those from Philadelphia can register with Eventbrite.
1 Benjamin Franklin Bridge