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I Pink I Can!
Melissa Howsam | Photo: Joel Addams | September 27, 2013
A slew of events hit the A to bolster breast cancer awareness.
1. Atlanta Pampered Ladies Present Honoring Breast Cancer Survivors & Patients
Shopping, sipping, grubbing and now (finally)... a little kickboxing. Put on pink to get pampered with spa treatments, a catered meal from Edible Endeavors and Fight for a Cure kickboxing classes-there's even, ahem, sparkling pink punch. Oct. 4, Brawner Hall, 6 pm, free-$30, Smyrna, @atlantaple
2. Ooh...Bra la la!
The Sinclair Joe Legacy Foundation's bra-art challenge invites you to bedeck a brassiere while noshing on light bites and bevs. With an entry fee, submissions display locally (think doc offices) to benefit mammogram screenings for under- and uninsured women. Oct. 5, JVC Event Center, 10 am, from $15, Stone Mountain
3. It's The Journey's Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer
Miles: 30. Days: two. Raise: a grand. Benefit: stomping out breast cancer via education, screening, early, detection, treatment and support services. Need a team? Join Breasta Fiesta (breastafiesta.com). Can't walk? Volunteers and sponsors are needed, too. Oct. 5-6, Marriott Marquis Atlanta, 7 am Saturday, 7:30 am Sunday, $150 for two-day registration with hotel and meals spans Decatur, Downtown and Atlantic Station, @atl2day
4. Atlanta Falcons Monday Night Football Featuring Zumba Fitness With Janet Ackerman
Sport your poshest-ever pink- you too, fellas- and, before the Falcons take on (and down) the Jets, shake what your mama gave ya at the Zumba Fitness Tailgate Party. A portion of every ticket will be donated to BCA. Oct. 7, Falcons Landing Tailgate stage at Georgia Dome, 7 pm, from $45, Downtown, @zumbaatl
5. Pink Ribbons Luncheon & Fashion Show
Sponsored by JEZ, the 19th Pink Ribbons event, presented by Belk and Georgia Plastic Surgery, brings together models and breast cancer survivors on the catwalk to raise money for the Metro Atlanta Breast Cancer Coalition Fund of The Eric R. Beverly Family Foundation. Look for an apperance from featured designer Cynthia Rowley, and listen in to speaker Lori Allen Say Yes to the Dress fame. Oct. 7, The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead, noon, $125, Buckhead, @pinkribbonstory
6. Brides Against Breast Cancer Charity Wedding Gown Sale & Bridal Show
Commit to couture as BABC anchors in A-Town for its national 100-city tour, featuring 1,000 new or gently worn dream dresses at dramatic savings- set to raise a cool $2 mil for the cause. Oct. 12, VIP Unveiling of the Gowns Reception, Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria, 4-8 pm, $25 tax deductible donation; Oct. 13, general admission, 12-4 pm, $5 tax deductible donation, Cumberland, @babctour
7. Susan G. Komen 3-Day
There boobs were made for walking in the three-day 60-mile walk to end breast cancer. Striders raise a minimum of $2,300 for the cause and awareness with every step along the way. And on that bright-pink tented campground by Bank of America? Just meals, showers, foot massages and fun. Oct. 18-20, Stone Mountain Park, 7:30 am, $35, Stone Mountain, @the3day
8. Clip for the Cure
Before you grow that 'stache for Movember prostate cancer awareness, lose your locks for BCA at 16 participating salons across the A. Ten percent of proceeds from these and 7,000 other salons nationwide will be donated to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Trim it to win it! Oct. 19, @clip4thecure
9. Paint the Town Pink Charity Gala
Bring on the blushing beauty for this charity gala by thr Mary L. & Walter Johnson III Foundation Inc. to support breast cancer fighters and survivors while honoring those who have bravely lost their battle with the disease. Cost of tickets benefit the American Cancer Society Making Strides divison and the Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge- Atlanta. Oct. 26, Renaissance Waverly Hotel, 6:30 pm, $140, Vinings
10. Making Strides of Atlanta, Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of GA
Lace up for and lash out against BC with 15,000 of your breast friends when the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 3-mile walk strolls through A-Town, expecting to raise upwards of $1.3 million for the fight. Ready to battle? Oct. 26, Centennial Olympic Park, 9 am, $25, Downtown, @msabcatlanta