October brings a plethora of events around the city that urges Philadelphians to think pink and try to support the cause any way they can. To help, we’ve rounded up some ways to get information and support Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the city.
Self-Care & Self-Aware
On Saturday, Oct. 23, Lumos Yoga & Barre will be offering one of their yoga classes with an added incentive—a guided breast self-examination and information session. The donation-based class starts off with a soothing yet empowering vinyasa flow class led by Lumos instructor Alyssa Martin, and the examination and info session will follow, led by Board Certified Gynecologist Dr. Dana Shanis. This event is BYO Mat (or you can rent one through Lumos) and comes out to be $5-20 cash, with all proceeds benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer. You can register for the class, which begins at 1 p.m. and will take place at Lumos, online.
2001 Green St., lumosyogaandbarre.com
Pinktober at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
According to a release, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will go pink throughout the month of October in honor of Pinktober, the resort’s fundraising campaign to benefit American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Along with pink décor throughout the entertainment destination, guests can contribute to the cause by purchasing limited-edition services at Rock Spa Salon & Spa, specialty food and beverage items, and Pinktober swag at the Hard Rock Store and Rock Shop. Additionally, vice president of entertainment and marketing services Michael Woodside is participating in the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign benefitting the cause. More information can be found online.
1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com
Ta Ta for Now Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser
With this event, Philadelphians can support a great cause and also enjoy a unique and scenic experience. This sunset cruise will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. and “dress to impress or come like Captain Jack Sparrow.” As the event description states: Invite friends and help support a good cause as we aim to raise over $10,000 to support Breastcancer.org. If you can’t make it you can still support by donating, volunteering to help, or simply by promoting the event. General admission tickets are $85 each and any profits or donations will be given to their partners with Breastcancer.org. The cruise boards from 4:30-5 p.m. and we will depart around 5:15 p.m. Beer, Wine, and food will be included and liquor is available at an extra cost.
101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd., benfranklinyacht.com
Tour de City Fitness
City Fitness has teamed up with YSC Tour de Pink (the annual memorial bike ride) this month to raise both funds and awareness for Breast Cancer. The funds that they raise will go towards the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and educating young adults affected by breast cancer. For Tour de City Fitness, Philadelphians can head to any of these City Fitness locations (East Market, Logan Square, and Fishtown) on Oct. 17 to participate in an in-person shift cycling class for both members and non-members to ride in support of young adults affected by breast cancer. The Tour will run from noon to 1 p.m. and fitness clubs are encouraged to provide donations for the event with all proceeds benefitting YSC. Attendees should also wear pink to help support the cause. In addition to the three-club cycling event, City Fitness Philadelphia will also be selling pink City Fitness shirts, and for the duration of the month of October, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the pink shirts will go directly to the Young Survival Coalition. If you can’t make is this weekend, those interested in donating to the YSC can also do so online. As the release states, non-members of City Fitness are welcome but are required to show proof of vaccination for the event and are asked to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to the event to sign a waiver, show proof of full vaccination, and set up their bikes. You can find out more information and sign up online.
Multiple locations, cityfitnessphilly.com
Sistahs of NCNW Virtual Breast Cancer Walk
If you’re more comfortable staying home and showing your support, you can do so with the Sistahs of NCNW Virtual Breast Cancer Walk, but there is also a way to still be there in person. As the official website states: You can safely walk with us as we walk 3-miles across the Ben Franklin Bridge this Saturday, Oct. 16. We will be strictly adhering to the CDC guidelines on outside recreation. Those walkers that choose to participate in a 3- mile walk across the Ben Franklin Bridge will receive a pink face mask. Walk registration starts at 9 a.m. Purchased event sweatshirts can be picked up at registration and in order to remain socially distant, all walkers will be assigned a start time. The cost ranges up to $35 and Philadelphians who are interested can register on Eventbrite.
1 Benjamin Franklin Bridge