Woburn Memorial High School BullsEye Reporter Jackie Kelley contributed to this report.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Woburn:
- Oct. 1, 7 p.m.—Light the Common Pink: The Tanner Ta-Ta Foundation will hold their third annual lighting of the common where the entire center is . A celebration will follow at the Brickyard Restaurant.
- Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.—Tanner Ta Ta Tollbooths: This is when the Ta-Tas hit the streets and cover all major intersections in Woburn to raise money for their organization.
- Oct. 13, 1 p.m.—Tossin for Ta-Tas Cornhole Tournament: This event features cash prizes of $1000, $500, and $250 for the first, second, and third prize winners respectively. Event will be held at the Sons of Italy.
- Oct. 21—Breakfast of Champions: The Tanner Ta-Tas will be holding a “Breakfast of Champions” for both survivors and women currently going through breast cancer. This breakfast gives them the opportunity to come together and educate one another about the disease.
There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure.
Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure are selling pink ribbon merchandise and it’s a twofer — retail therapy and donating to a cause that affects millions.
You can also support breast cancer research by affixing a special stamp to your mail. The U.S. Postal Service has been selling a stamp commemorating breast cancer awareness for the past 15 years. The agency has raised $75 million so far for research programs at the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.
The American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is organized nationwide and so far more than 8 million people have walked for this cause and raised about $460 million.
TELL US: Is there a special event you participate in to support breast cancer research? Share your stories and thoughts with us by adding them to the comments sections of this article. Also, be sure to add photos of you and your friends supporting the cause to the photo gallery above.