October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Panama City has already held several events that have benefited Breast Cancer Awareness including; Bras Over the Beach and the 7th Annual Tickled Pink. October isn’t quite over yet and there are still a few events that will benefit the fight against this disease.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k will be taking place Saturday, October 15th. Registration will be at Aaron Bessant Park in Pier Park at 7:00 a.m., or you can register your team online. The walk/run will begin at 8:00 a.m, and the celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m. Each member to raise $100 will earn an event T-shirt and for each team that raises $250, the team captain will earn an event tote. So get ready to walk and fight back against breast cancer!
Little Black Dress at The Boatyard
Ladies, put on your favorite little black dress for a night full of fun, live entertainment, and free champagne! Little Black Dress is a monthly event held at Boatyard, on every third Thursday of the month where Chef Konrad features a delicious new dinner. (This week it is on the 20th.) If you are looking to turn a few heads then you will have a chance to be chosen as the next “LBD” model and receive a $50 dollar gift card to The Boatyard! Most importantly, all proceeds from LBD events go to the American Cancer Society, go out and enjoy the festivities!
Quick facts about Breast Cancer
- More than 39,520 women die from cancer each year, making it the second highest cause of female deaths.
- Both men and women can be diagnosed with breast cancer, however; it is more common in women.
- Those who have relatives that have had breast cancer are at more risk to be diagnosed themselves.
- The colors for men’s breast cancer are pink and blue.
Click here to learn more about breast cancer.